UNC Cancer Hospital
Chapel Hill, NC
The NC Cancer Hospital is now the headquarters for UNC Health Care System's clinical cancer programs and its renowned UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. Conveniently interconnected to the UNC Hospitals complex, this 320,000 square foot multi-disciplinary hospital is efficiently designed so researchers, clinicians and educators can efficiently collaborate on patient care and, at the same time, patients can obtain all of their treatments under one roof. Furthermore, the building's inviting U-shaped design with its plentiful natural lighting, indoor courtyards, gardens, and public art emphasize the impact of a healing environment for the growing number of adult and pediatric cancer patients in the area and the nation.
The seven-story UNC Cancer Hospital contains 50 inpatient oncology and bone marrow transplant beds; a clinical trials unit; transitional research spaces throughout to help convert lab discoveries for use in patient treatment; a radiation oncology center; a chemotherapy infusion center for adults, children and clinical trials; a high-dose rate radiation therapy room for treating localized tumors; outpatient multidisciplinary and surgical oncology clinics; a mammography clinic; a pediatric oncology clinic; a conference center with HD videoconferencing capabilities; educational facilities; a food service area; a pharmacy; a gift shop and a patient and family resource center. The building offers 101 examination, treatment, consultation, and procedure rooms in total – three times that of the outgrown and overcrowded Gravely Building across the street that the UNC Cancer Hospital replaced.
Kirlin's scope included installation of 13 Air Handling Units atop the 8th floor Penthouse level of the building, eight indoor AHU's, four large return air units and six indoor self-contained air conditioning systems. There are also over 800 VAV boxes to help facilitate airflow throughout the building.