AHN FORBES CANCER CENTER PROJECT HIGHLIGHT
AHN CANCER CENTER
The AHN Cancer Institute at Forbes Hospital is part of a $225 million plan by AHN and Highmark Health to expand leading edge cancer care in the region. Chris Trotta, President and Founder of levelHEADS, was contracted as the Architect of Record for the project.
Construction of the new $35 million, 63,000 square-foot facility began in February and opened for operations in February 2019.
Infusion bays for the Cancer Center's were custom designed to provide a uniquely open and comfortable feel for patients and their loved ones. Consideration were made to allow for lots of natural light and high staff/patient visibility.
Programming flow and design functionality were of the utmost importance when creating the space.
The completed space was a huge hit with staff and patients, due to added patient privacy, comforting feel, open layout and high patient/staff visibility.
Allegheny Health Network’s new Cancer and Imaging Center at Forbes Hospital is a state-of-the-art facility providing world-class care for Monroeville residents and its neighboring communities.
"The new Cancer Institute at Forbes is a perfect example of AHN and Highmark delivering on our promise to bring that ideal model of care to all of the communities we serve" said Cynthia Hundorfean, AHN’s President and Chief Executive Officer.
”We want patients to be able to walk in and proceed directly to the treatment area, so they are able to return to the comfort of their home as soon as possible” Dr. Rubino, Forbes Hospital President states.
Design layout and function were thoroughly tested before finalizing plans.