HOK designed a hospital expansion for the University of Missouri Health Care System to include the Ellis Fischel Cancer Center. The tower is adjacent to University Hospital at the University of Missouri’s main campus in Columbia.
The Ellis Fischel Cancer Center’s proximity to other hospital functions complements its rich tradition. The two-floor, 100,000-sq.-ft. cancer center includes two linear accelerators, space for two magnetic resonance imaging rooms, a PET-CT scanner, a CT scanner and 66 clinical examination rooms. The center developed Lean operational processes to make the new building as efficient as possible.
The tower’s 90 private rooms feature “smart room” technology, enabling wireless integration between medical devices and the hospital’s electronic medical records. A 7,000-sq.-ft. inpatient pharmacy uses robotics to automatically dispense medication.
In addition to the six new operating rooms, the tower is designed to accommodate six more in the future.
HOK also designed a healing garden at the intersection of the existing hospital and new patient care tower.
299,000 sq. ft. / 27,800 sq. m.
Merit Award, American Society of Landscape Architects