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Wednesday, September 18, 2019  |  1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Open to Conference Attendees Only

Be Well, Get Well, and Stay Well - The Evolution of Cancer Care

Julie Herb
Assistant Vice President, Facilities Development, Virtua Health
David Jaeger, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, EDAC
Principal & Healthcare Design Studio Director, Harley Ellis Devereaux (HED)
Aran A. McCarthy, AIA NCARB
Principal, Healthcare, FCA - Francis Cauffman Architects
Associate Project Designer, FCA - Francis Cauffman Architects

Historically, cancer treatment facilities were focused on “poisoning, burning and cutting” the body. Now, with the availability of personalized therapies, new technologies, integrative approaches and better outcomes the environment of care has shifted to less institutional and more community -based settings. Additionally, the flexibility to adapt to changing science has become increasingly important in positioning for the future.

Our panel has worked closely with clinicians, patients and survivors to reimagine the paradigm of cancer care. They will discuss what they learned and will explore the design response at several facilities which include Loyola Medicine in Chicago, IL, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, MI and Virtua’s new Samson Cancer Center in Moorestown, NJ.


1. Understand the current and future changes in cancer care delivery
2. Identify the functional requirements and environmental preferences of patients, families and staff
3. Explore how the evolution of care has shaped the design response
SESSION FOCUS AREAS: = Generative Space = NOAH