Massachusetts General Hospital, The Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care BOSTON, MA
Project category: Project in progress/Unbuilt (June 2004)
Chief administrator: David Hanitchak, Director of Planning and Construction, (617) 724-3581
Firm: Steffian Bradley Architects, (617) 305-7100
Design team: Robert Humenn, AIA, Principal; Linda Haggerty, Principal (Steffian Bradley Architects); Carolyn BaRoss, Associate Principal (Perkins & Will); Core and Shell Architects (Cambridge Seven Associates, Inc., and Michael Feldman, Architect)
Total building area (GSF): 400,000
Construction cost/sq. ft.: To be determined
Total cost (excluding land): To be determined
To focus on better patient care, Massachusetts General Hospital chose to move existing outpatient services within the hospital to a new facility for a more convenient entrance. When complete, the 400,000-square-foot center will become a “bridge” connecting the hospital with the main point of access.
The Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care will address critical space shortages and allow the hospital to consolidate outpatient services with significant service and operational improvements. Above all, the hospital will offer a patient-focused environment, serving the needs and expectations of patients and families with a single point of access for outpatient services. The facility will bring these services to patients in a single location at the front of the hospital, locating related medical programs near each other.
The 10-story center will house consolidated and expanded outpatient programs, including cardiology and ecostress centers; pediatrics; musculoskeletal disorders; women's health services; and a radiology suite, containing new CAT scan and MRI equipment.
In addition, a central component of the new center will be the 110,000-square-foot Cancer Center; linked to the latest research in cancer treatment, it will allow the hospital to expand cancer services to meet a growing demand. The Cancer Center programs will include breast care, gynecology, brain tumor, gastrointestinal, and other cancer treatments.
On a typical clinical floor, public elevators open to a corridor that extends along the east exterior wall, providing natural light to the waiting and reception areas that front the corridor. Exam and treatment corridors are located just beyond the waiting rooms, with staff and support areas along the west half of the building.