The 24,000-square-foot facility is located on the fourth floor of
the Hillman Cancer Center and was designed with a spa-like feel to make
patients more comfortable. Patients and their families will find the space full
of natural light, calming earth tones and natural surfaces. They'll have access
to a terrace with seating, shade and a putting green.
The Mario Lemieux Foundation donated $3.5 million for the creation of the center, which capped
off a five-year, $100 million capital campaign at UPMC CancerCenter and the University
of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute that was launched by the Hillman Foundation and
the Henry L. Hillman Foundation and support from UPMC. Construction on the
center began last year.
The facility will offer comprehensive diagnostic services,
individually designed treatment plans and long-term follow-up services to
patients with blood cancers. Patientswho normally have to travel to
different offices to visit various clinicians and undergo testing will, instead,
be able to see their entire care team in one place. The center will enable more
patients to take advantage of clinical trials and be a hub for research.