In response to the growing demand for breast cancer treatment, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center decided to relocate and expand their services and built the Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center.
Patients and families were engaged at the onset through Andrews’ strategic visioning and planning process. Through focus groups and workshops, Andrews listened to understand the specific challenges patients face during the diagnostic, treatment and post-treatment phases of breast cancer. These valuable interactions were translated into a thoughtful patient design that focuses on healing and stress-reducing environments as well as convenient access to services and amenities.
The facility consolidates offices and features the latest in diagnostic and therapeutic modalities and techniques including private and semi-private bedded and non-bedded infusion bays, pharmacy, digital mammography, reconstructive and minor surgery, diagnostic imaging including CT and MR scan equipment and X-ray, and access to clinical trials.
The radiation oncology center features the most advanced radiation technology available today including a linear accelerator and a CT Simulator. The facility was designed to enhance the interactions with all the breast cancer disciplines, including medical oncology, surgical oncology and reconstruction to create treatment plans that are tailored to individual patients and their type of cancer.