The Mercy Cancer Center combines state-of-the-art technology with holistic care. The oncology wing consists of treatment and exam rooms, labs, a pharmacy, and physicians’ offices. The radiation therapy wing houses a simulator, a hot lab, exam rooms, additional physicians’ offices, and two linear accelerator vaults constructed of thick reinforced concrete walls and a concrete roof. Support service areas include offices, a multipurpose resource center.
Holistic care is supported through an art therapy studio and a meditation room. Design and construction of the landscape features a healing garden, walking trails, and an 11-circuit Chartes labyrinth. These meditative spaces-for use by patients, staff, and visitors-are augmented by raised beds, a water feature to screen off-site noise, and areas for group gatherings.