Expanding Access to Highly Specialized Care
Willis-Knighton Medical Center, Cancer Center & Proton Therapy Center Addition
This 70,500 square foot, four-story, free-standing addition to the Cancer Center was sensitively designed to support the unique needs of patients and specialized work requirements of staff. An open lobby, infused with natural daylight, adds to the ambiance of patient wellness and healing. Brick veneer and pre-cast concrete form the two-story building base, while the upper two floors are comprised of an aluminum curtain-wall with a pre-cast cap, rotated to address interstate orientation.
The proton therapy system is housed in a 1.5-story concrete vault and consists of a cyclotron, beam transport system and gantry treatment delivery system. The first floor of the new addition houses the Proton Therapy Center and includes exam rooms, dressing areas, a special procedure room, administrative space, offices, training/ conference room, consultation rooms, facility support areas and the treatment room/vault. The second and third floors are shelled construction for future clinical/ physician use. A portion of the third floor provides equipment support and storage areas for the proton unit. A separate entry and canopy gives the Proton Therapy Center its own identity.
This significant project provides this region access to highly specialized proton therapy care.