The expansion of the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center at Overlook Hospital created the needed space to create comprehensive cancer services at the hospital, but also created a new image for the entire center and the hospital through a dynamic exterior architectural design, which included soaring arched lobby/waiting areas and a combination of color and materials. Completed in concert with a lobby and Emergency Department expansion, the new exterior detailing created a new contemporary and high-tech image for the hospital and its services.
The expansion and renovations created new space for the hospital cancer program and two oncology physician practices that form the comprehensive cancer center services. For the larger practice, the renovation provided a platform for a new approach to patient care, reorganizing their patient exam rooms into pods around a central ‘concierge station’ where medical assistants and schedulers are located to assist physicians and provide direct point of care services. The renovation also created expanded infusion therapy spaces, all bathed by natural light from large north facing windows.