Baylor Cancer Center, located in downtown Dallas, now stands as the largest outpatient cancer centre facility and the only dedicated cancer hospital in North Texas.
Improved Cancer Care
With life expectancy increasing and the diagnosis of cancer set to rise in the next 20 years, Baylor Healthcare Systems took the decision to expand and renovate the Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center in order to continue delivering outstanding cancer care to the community. With the necessity to expand came the opportunity to offer world-class advanced technologies and integrated therapies for cancer treatment. This development has enabled the doubling of trials supporting the health system in its growing cancer clinical, research programme.
Engineering Baylor Cancer Center
We were appointed to supply multidisciplinary services for the renovation of the 23,230 m2 inpatient care facility and a new adjacent outpatient centre covering 43,390 m2 over 10 floors. The new outpatient facility is connected by a sky bridge to the inpatient areas of the Baylor University Medical Center campus.
Highly Energy Efficient Facilities
Our team performed mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection design services taking particular care to ensure quality of materials was optimised for patient care and infection control. An 1,800 ton chilled water plant was designed to provide cooling in a highly energy-efficient scheme for the full range of cancer-related facilities, including physician offices, radiation, chemotherapy, pain management and complementary medicine. This contributed to the overall sustainability of the project which achieved LEED Gold.
State-of-the-Art Equipment for State-of-the-Art Treatment
Our designs included the installation of four linear accelerators as well as imaging equipment to include Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Computerised Tomography (CT) and Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scanners in keeping with the state of the art medical treatment provided by the hospital.