DesignGroup, in collaboration with OhioHealth & COA, was asked to design a Oncology floor to help show the world of possibilities to OhioHealth’s future partner COA. We were asked to design the entry sequence including visual amenities from the lobby space that would soften the existing exterior. Additionally, we were asked to develop a clinical environment and infusion suite that aligned with the goals of the campus, and built off the work that this partnership developed at another location.
Our challenge was to capitalize on exterior views and natural light for patients receiving infusions as well as staff working long clinic hours. Thoughtful space planning for efficiency and collaboration amongst staff was paramount to foster communication across all the oncology physicians, specialists, and pharmacy. Design extended out to the roof to create a green-scaped view from the waiting area. Amenities, especially ones that provide views to nature, help with healing and provide positive distraction.
The project is currently under design with the goal to complete third quarter of 2022.