5 Sneak Peeks at the New Home of The James [Part 2]
Last week, we took you on a sneak peek of the new home of The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute to show the 15th floor, cancer infusion bays, building mechanicals, technology and operating rooms. This week, we take an even deeper look inside our 21st-century cancer hospital at some of the unique and innovative features Ohio State is bringing to cancer care and treatment.
The new home of The James will house the first truly integrated cancer emergency department in the country, opening in March 2015. Why is a cancer ED important? Expert emergency medicine physicians will work hand-in-and with expert oncologists, providing continuous access to unmatched emergency services that are specially designed for cancer patients.
5th Floor Clinical Lobby
The 5th floor of the new home of The James houses the Solid Tumor Clinic, Hematology Oncology Clinic, Infusion Services, Surgery Support and the Clinical Trials Unit. Here, oncologist will provide cancer patients with many needed outpatient services.
Cancer affects all aspects of life, including eating habits. It can be challenging for cancer patients to not only find foods that taste good, but also foods that complement treatment and speed recovery. To accommodate hundreds of cancer patients, their nutrition needs and their individual tastes, the nutrition services team at the OSUCCC – James has developed a large menu with a wide variety of nutritious choices for patients.
14th Floor Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) Unit
Patients receiving a bone marrow transplant typically remain in the hospital for three to four weeks. “It is a lengthy hospital stay, so it’s important that the environment be as conducive to a length of stay that long,” says Steven Devine, MD, a hematologist and director of the Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) Program at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James), “both for patients and their families.”
The BMT Unit in the new home of The James houses patient rooms that are larger, on average, to accommodate nurses, equipment and the patient’s visitors. Furthermore, the BMT Unit is equipped with gathering areas for patients and visitors, including a kitchen and exercise room.
Clinical Trials Unit
Clinical trials are an integral part of cancer care in the 21st century. Why? Because they provide hope to patients. Thanks to groundbreaking research and clinical trials, The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) gives cancer patients access to the most innovative new treatment methods, some of which are not available anywhere else. The clinical trials unit will operate more than 500 active trials, making it one of the most robust and busiest programs in the nation.
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