Samaritan Medical Center in Watertown, New York has recently opened the new $16-million Walker Center for Cancer Care designed by The S/L/A/M Collaborative and constructed by Purcell Construction. The 17,000-square-foot facility brings medical oncology infusion and radiation oncology together, consolidating all practices within a centralized location that offers a comprehensive and coordinated multi-disciplinary cancer care program to better serve North Country New York cancer patients closer to home.
The facility’s Mondrian exterior glazing pattern affords abundant natural light; easy and convenient accessibility to staff and support services and a calm, healing environment. The lobby’s wood finishes and uplifting graphics create comfort for new and returning patients, surrounded by a fireplace seating area, education area, internet cafe and boutique, as well as family consult rooms and a medical education board room for hosting meetings, training and educational seminars. A covered drive-up entrance receives patients and dedicated onsite parking offers privacy and convenience during their visit.
The infusion suite is separated into two wings on the second floor and offers additional privacy with views of the private rooftop healing garden and wind sculptures. In addition to the primary spaces, the center includes its own pharmacy and laboratory. The facility features the latest radiation technology available.