UVA Health System Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center
This award-winning cancer care facility offers complete patient and family services, in an eco-friendly design with natural light and garden spaces to surround patients with an atmosphere of hope and healing.
The Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center brings together University of Virginia’s cancer experts in a patient-friendly facility with the most advanced treatment options. Housing all outpatient services for adults diagnosed with cancer, the facility offers comprehensive patient care services, including infusion, imaging, hematology, and oncology clinics and state-of-the-art tomotherapy. In addition to treatment services, the cancer center includes family/patient amenities, clinical trial space and a public space with a central access hub.
The facility also has a host of features – based on conversations with patients – designed to make treatment more convenient and comfortable. Designated exam rooms in the women’s oncology clinic have private dressing areas and bathrooms to provide additional privacy. With more than 21,000 square feet of glass to bring in natural light and use of natural materials and colors, the building offers patients and their families a warm, welcoming environment.
When the anticipated equipment and manufacturers changed for four of the six vaults and an MRI changed to a PET/CT, Gilbane’s construction team was ready. By incorporating flexibility into the construction approach with empty under-slab electrical pathways, we were able to accommodate late equipment changes to ensure the hospital would have the most up-to-date technology available…without extensive and costly change orders.