St. Vincent Oncology Center Indianapolis, Indiana
The design of the St. Vincent Oncology Center fosters a special and holistic approach to the care of patients facing a great personal challenge. Browning Day and the owner collaborated to develop a design that fulfills the mission to create a compassionate environment within which the hospital’s spirit of caring could be realized. A warm palette of natural materials and vegetation follows a gently curving drive, welcoming the first-time visitor to the center in an understated manner. The center incorporates the latest medical equipment including two linear accelerators, CT simulation, fluoroscopy, nuclear medicine and mammography. The resulting environment sets St. Vincent apart from competing oncology programs and ultimately benefits the patients, family and staff. The success of the design lies in the owner’s appreciation of its impact on the patient’s experience.