The project team at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Michigan recently celebrated breaking ground on the latest addition to its main campus: the six-story, 187,000-square-foot Henry Ford Brigitte Harris Cancer Pavilion, which will offer ambulatory cancer care, precision medicine, clinical trials and support with a focus on cure development. The celebration also marked the start of a major campus expansion – adding 300 acres across the street from the original hospital, which was founded in 1915 by Henry Ford himself.
Named for Brigitte Harris—the late wife of prominent philanthropist Mort Harris—who succumbed to pancreatic cancer in July 2016, the Henry Ford Brigitte Harris Cancer Pavilion aims to give hope and care to patients at every stage of their treatment.
Designed by SmithGroupJJR, the facility embodies the past, present and future of the Henry Ford Hospital campus through contemporary architecture style. It’s rich in detail with brick, metal and limestone exterior, and will be flanked entirely by six stories of glass on the east and west sides to flood the building with natural light. It will be connected via a convenient patient skywalk to Henry Ford Hospital. In addition to the grounds, the third floor will feature a shaded garden terrace for a comfortable, calming experience for patients, their families and hospital staff.
The campus will have ample parking for patients and families and will also feature special gathering places for patient and caregiver support groups, yoga classes, music and art therapy. Turner Construction is managing the project. It’s expected to cost an estimated $155 million.
The pavilion is scheduled for completion in 2019.
Artist rendering: SmithGroupJJR, Detroit.
Photo source: PRNewsfoto/Henry Ford Health System.