Unique Collaborative Design Process
The L+M Cancer Center was designed with patient care, convenience and comfort in mind. The building incorporates input and feedback from clinical staff, patient advisors and cancer survivors, hospital directors and senior administration, along with architectural and construction professionals. The end result of this collaborative, innovative design process is a cancer treatment facility that offers the utmost comfort and convenience to patients, with the latest technologies in medical and radiation oncology.
Understanding the importance of environmental sustainability, Lawrence + Memorial ensured that the facility was built to meet LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) certification standards, and kept the natural landscape intact wherever possible.
The L+M Cancer Center was designed around three main elements: identity, region and patient. With its beautiful location in Southeastern Connecticut, classic New England architectural elements are a natural fit. The building exterior takes inspiration from the local use of brick, cedar shingles and windows, while the interior design concept centers on connecting patients with nature.
Maintaining the focus on patient comfort, the windows with the best views of the serene, wooded surroundings are utilized in the spaces dedicated to individual care, including the private and semi-private infusion bays in the medical oncology department. The infusion bays further increase patient comfort through individual controls that ensure a consistently comfortable temperature. The reclining infusion chairs are specially designed with touch-control heated seats and massage. Televisions are stationed at each infusion chair and bed, as well as in the main waiting areas. Wi-Fi is available throughout the facility.
In addition to the treatment bays in the medical oncology department and the state-of-the-art radiation therapy stations, a lab for monitoring treatment progress and pharmacy for dispensing chemotherapy and other medications are located on-site, providing convenience for patients and their loved ones.