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The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute


Columbus, Ohio, USA

Completion: 2014

As the country's third-largest cancer hospital,

A cancer emergency department — one of

Patients, visitors and staff can enjoy outdoor

Ohio State’s James Cancer Hospital and

only a few in the US — is integrated with

cafés and terrace gardens on the 14th floor,

Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC — James)

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical

where plantings include vegetables with

serves as an innovative model for 21st-

Center’s main emergency department and

cancer-preventive properties.

century hospitals devoted to cancer care.

includes 15 cancer treatment stations staffed

The 21-level, 306-bed freestanding cancer

by doctors and nurses specially trained in

To enhance safety, all private inpatient rooms

oncology and emergency medicine.

feature identical layouts. Sophisticated

hospital brings together clinical care, research

technology supports patient care and

and education in a highly subspecialized care

The center’s extensive cancer surgical

entertainment, while large windows offer

model called precision cancer medicine.

facilities house 14 operating rooms, including

expansive views. Hotel-like amenities

six interventional operating suites and two

accommodate families and visitors. Each floor

Each inpatient unit has its own cancer

suites connected to a 3-Tesla MRI, allowing

also integrates visitor lounges, consultation

focus, such as gastrointestinal, head and

patients to be imaged during surgery.

rooms, Wi-Fi capabilities and respite areas.

neck, breast, genitourinary or hematologic

Intraoperative radiation therapy and MRI

malignancies. The oncologists, nurses,

technologies offer surgeons more precise

pharmacists and genomic experts on each unit

diagnostics and treatment options.

treat only that type of cancer. Medical staff collaborate with researchers to examine every

Natural light is a key design feature

patient’s genes and tumor DNA to determine

throughout the hospital. An above-ground

the best treatment and accelerate research

radiation oncology center with seven

discoveries. Translational research labs on

treatment vaults is located on the hospital’s

each inpatient floor bring physicians and

second floor, providing access to natural light

researchers together to develop and deliver

and views overlooking a park.

targeted treatments.

◄ patient drop-off entrance

2015 design annual

1.1 million sq. ft. / 102,000 sq. m.

2015 HOK Design Annual  

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