This inpatient oncology unit, located on the 7th floor of Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital’s Horvitz Tower, specializes in cancer treatment for infants to young adults. The renovation included a complete interior demolition of all finishes and mechanical infrastructure.
There are 21 individual patient rooms that are protective environment spaces to reduce the need for patients to wear protective clothing. Family gathering areas are protected environments as well. Due to the protected environments and the need for high air change over, a new air handling unit was added to help support the existing building’s mechanical infrastructure.
The patient length of stay in the unit varies and may be as long as six months. As such, parents and siblings often stay overnight with their family members who are patients. Support spaces including a kitchen, teen area, and child play area to encourage patients and families to leave their private rooms and interact with others as part of the healing process.