Hackensack University Medical Center engaged Array to work directly with staff at the John Theurer Cancer Center (JTCC) to look for improvement opportunities to optimize efficiencies for staff as well as to create a soothing and welcoming environment for patients that embodies the Cancer Center’s mission. The on-campus Cancer Center was equipped with three functioning linear accelerators with shell space for a fourth.
The Array team came up with a nature-inspired design which included luminous imagery ceiling panels and wall applications for the shelled space. Casework design was customized to accommodate molds, boards, linen and supplies which were previously stored on mobile coat racks in the Center’s vaults, resulting in a cold and institutional environment. The new storage configuration creates an environment free of both physical and visual obstruction.
The vault was equipped with Varian TrueBeam equipment similar to the vaults already in use at the Cancer Center. The integration of supplies, equipment and technology into the casework was intended to provide a less clinical feel. Additionally, specialty lighting, warm finishes and an art focal wall were incorporated to enhance the patient experience sequence.