Genesis Cancer Center Earns National Design Award
Patient-focused Design Stands Out
ZANESVILLE, OH (July 7, 2017) – The Genesis Cancer Care Center was named a 2016 Healthcare Environment Award winner by Contract magazine and the Center for Health Design. The architectural team SmithGroupJJR and Genesis received the Honorable Mention award for the patient- and family-centered design of the center.
The chemotherapy treatment area was one of the highlights featured in Contract. With floor-to-ceiling glass that provides views of the Gorsuch Fitness Trail, the treatment area houses 20 individual pods modeled on first-class air cabins. Each pod offers patients control of lighting and entertainment, and maintains privacy while still allowing patients to see and talk to their caregivers.
Made possible through a generous donation by Dr. Nick A. and Nancy R. Sarap, the Genesis Cancer Care Center was the first of the new Genesis Hospital added-on buildings to open in January 2015. The rest of the new hospital opened in June 2015.
Contract is an interior design magazine recognized by architecture and interior design firms as the industry’s leading monthly publication dedicated to the commercial interior design industry. The Center for Health Design is a non-profit organization of health care designers and professionals dedicated to improving the quality of health care through design of the built environment.