PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — Two of Ewing Cole’s healthcare projects have won awards in the AIA Philadelphia Design Awards program. The AIA awards were bestowed on Oct. 10.
The winning projects are the Dale & Frances Hughes Cancer Center at Pocono Medical Center in East Stroudsburg, Pa. and the Phase 2 Pavilion of the Kent Campus Expansion at Bayhealth Medical Center in Dover, Del. Dale & Frances Hughes Cancer Center, Pocono Medical Center Completed in June 2012, Pocono Medical Center’s new 65,000-square-foot cancer center facility is connected by skywalk to the existing hospital. From the porte cochere, a three-story central lobby and central garden organize a comprehensive cancer program with two linear accelerator vaults, 20 chemotherapy infusion stations, pharmacy, CT simulator and PET/CT, conference spaces, a café and meditation area. The new center’s design aspires to contribute to the healing process of its patients and caregivers by easing duress through the introduction of references to the surrounding natural environment: the Pocono Mountains. In May, the Hughes Cancer Center was also honored with the “2012 Outstanding Project Award” from the Delaware Valley Association of Structural Engineers.
Phase 2 Pavilion, Kent Campus Expansion, Bayhealth Medical Center Completed in March 2012, the $140 million, 391,000-square-foot project is designed as a base for a future seven-story patient tower. Connections to existing facilities resolve a campus strategy for the separation of operationally efficient service circulation from the clear wayfinding for public and patient flow. The program includes state-of-the-art emergency and trauma departments with a helipad. An integrated cancer center located off the new entrance lobby houses radiation oncology, medical oncology and infusion, a central sterile department, compounding pharmacy and a conference and training center. In July, the Kent Campus Expansion was also awarded the “Best Interior Design 2012 Award” given by the International Interior Design Association, PA, NJ & DE Chapter.