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Yale-New Haven Hospital Gets Green Light for Cancer Center

Tuesday, 2 May 2006

BOSTON, MA — Yale-New Haven Hospital has received approval from the City of New Haven to proceed with the construction of its new, Comprehensive Cancer Center, designed by Shepley Bulfinch.

The 14-story, $430 million Yale-New Haven Cancer Center will reinforce Yale-New Haven Hospital’s reputation as a top-ranking cancer center and provide the region with a state-of-the-art diagnostic, treatment and research facility. The Center will include 112 private rooms, 12 operating rooms, radiology services, a women’s cancer center, and complementary medicine—providing a truly integrated and seamless patient experience. Dedicated to patient- and family-centered care, the Center will also provide spiritual support with meditation space, a Patient Resource Center, a boutique and a rooftop healing garden.

The design of the new project is all about creating connections. A two-story lobby will tie directly into the central Atrium space that functions as the heart of this major academic medical center; and a five-story, glass-enclosed bridge will connect the new Center to the existing Children’s Pavilion. The building’s sustainable design elements include a terra cotta, rain screen exterior wall, light-filled visitor and staff spaces and the rooftop garden. The Center will also create a transparent, pedestrian-friendly streetscape and prominent gateway to the Yale-New Haven Hospital Campus.

“The Cancer Center is one of the most important additions to Yale-New Haven Hospital’s patient care capabilities in its 178-year history,” said Joseph A. Zaccagnino, former president and CEO of Yale-New Haven Hospital. “Integrating cancer patient services with the introduction of new cancer treatments in one building specifically designed for cancer care will provide a true center of excellence,” he said. Patients currently receive these services in six sites scattered on the Yale-New Haven medical campus. Yale-New Haven Hospital Cancer Center is one of a select network of 41 comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute.

The Shepley Bulfinch design team includes Garrold E. Baker, AIA, Principal in Charge; Jonathan Gyory, AIA, and Angela E. Watson, AIA, Project Designers; Jennifer Aliber, AIA ACHA, Principal for Planning and Programming and Carolyn Judge, Associate AIA, Project Manager.

The new 516,500 s.f. building represents the next phase of the master plan completed by Shepley Bulfinch in 1988. It will occupy the northwest quadrant of the inpatient campus, adjacent to the Children’s Hospital that the firm designed in 1989-90.


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