Rush University Medical Center Outpatient Cancer Care Center

Interior Architecture Award Submission

The design of the new 42,000 SF Rush University Medical Center (RUMC) Outpatient Cancer Care Center centralized the existing Coleman Foundation Comprehensive Cancer clinics and reserved space for the integration of further expansion in the future. This physical reorganization of Rush’s cancer programs made navigating the campus much easier for patients who, in a single visit to Rush, often consult with multiple care providers whose offices are currently spread across the Medical Center.

The design process was guided by those who benefit most from its completion: patients and caregivers. The design team created six advisory groups comprising clinicians, patient advocates, providers of ancillary services and patients to review the design and make sure that the center’s form fit the function.

Services include varying levels of infusion pods including basic infusion, a separate isolation room for immune-suppressed patients, and a pod for high acuity infusion. Support spaces are provided for exam, consult, procedures, pharmacy, and lab functions in order to streamline the process and allow patients to come to one space for all of their treatments. The project includes 56 infusion bays (2 air isolation bays, 24 private bays) and 41 treatment rooms.

Loebl Schlossman & Hackl
General contractor
REED Construction
Chicago, Illinois