TROY, Mich (WXYZ) - A new inpatient oncology unit has opened up at Beaumont Hospital in Troy. It's a $12.5 million unit with 44 private rooms to keep up with the growing need for cancer care.
The new unit is 44,000 square feet with many amenities such as: adjustable temperature and lighting, built in computer stations for bed-side charting use, Wi-Fi and internet-equipped TV systems with instant access to movies and care information.
"The unit is designed to bring patients and caregivers together in a warm and comforting environment where patients can be provided with a comprehensive range of high quality cancer care and support services," says Eric Brown, M.D., director of Oncology Services and the Breast Care Center at Beaumont, Troy. "Through thoughtful design, the unit gives patients and their families a space that is supportive and healing during a difficult time in their lives."
Troy cancer specialists got together to determine what would be needed for the new oncology unit, with a focus on the best way to provide different treatments such as chemotherapy, radiotherapy, combination therapies, surgery, palliative care, rehabilitation and supportive care.
Not only were the units built with patients in mind, but energy conservation was also taken into consideration when remodeling. Furniture, flooring and plastic laminate are "Greenguard certified." Recycled and reusable materials were used in countertops, rubber wall base and patient room floors.
The unit also allows for natural light to be used through large windows as well as LED lighting.
The new oncology unit compliments a $14.1 million outpatient radiation oncology unit that opened in February at Beaumont.