With the addition of more specialty providers and expanded services, such as clinical trials and stem cell transplants, UVA Cancer Center is making improvements to better accommodate a greater number of patients, according to Nurse Manager Sarah Kirby, RN. The most significant change: the infusion center, formerly located on the second floor, has been relocated to floor four and has been expanded — from 36 infusion bays to 54.
The new 26,000-square-foot space has an open layout to allow more natural light and visibility between patients and nurses. There is a rooftop garden for patients and staff, a quiet room for staff, a larger pharmacy and a bell alcove where patients can ring a bell to celebrate a treatment milestone. Watch this Facebook Live segment to see the new space.
Additional changes at the Cancer Center include:
- Flourish Boutique, which sells specialty items for those undergoing cancer treatment, has a new space on the first floor and will open a second location at the new breast care center at Pantops in fall 2020.
- The pharmacy, once located on the second floor of the Cancer Center is now in a larger space on the first floor.
- A new glass and stainless steel staircase has been added to the front entrance as an attractive focal point and second-floor access point.
- The cancer research team is now located on the third floor of the Educational Resource Center.
To refer a patient to UVA Cancer Center, call UVA Physician Direct at 800.552.3723.