Hunt Cancer Center Consolidates Cancer Treatment Services into 1 Patient-Centered Environment

Nearly 17 months after breaking ground, Torrance Memorial Medical Center recently hosted a community open house of the Donald and Priscilla Hunt Cancer Center, located in Torrance, California.

The center is a 38,000-square-foot facility, designed to consolidate and strengthen cancer care in the South Bay. The center is named after the late Donald Hunt, founder of South Bay-based Hunt Enterprises, and his wife Priscilla. Hunt Cancer Center patients will benefit from Torrance Memorial’s recent affiliation with Cedars-Sinai through access to new and innovative clinical trials and a team of subspecialists, who treat more than 60 types of cancer.

The center, designed by c/a ARCHITECTS and built by McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., includes a private underground parking garage designed to provide oncology patients direct access to the lobby to help preserve their privacy during visits. The interior of the cancer center is designed to provide a hopeful environment, integrating natural light with calming shades of blues and greens associated with healing and reflective of its proximity to the ocean.

The Hunt Cancer Center creates a patient-centered environment that consolidates cancer treatment services to one location including its nurse navigators, cancer education, genetic counseling services, clinical research trials, infusion and chemotherapy therapies. The clinic spaces are designed with spacious exam rooms that allow the practitioners, patients and multiple family members an interactive environment for the discussion and diagnosis of their care.

The center will offer a 32-station infusion center located on the second floor surrounded by windows to allow natural light during treatment. Each patient will have their own station with access to a multimedia infotainment system and room for a supportive guest if needed during treatment. The center’s location adjacent to the Polak Imaging Pavilion will grant added convenience for patients in need of diagnostic imaging.

Exterior image torrancememorial.org.
Interior images Paul Turang.

 

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Posted December 9, 2019

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