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Monday, September 18, 2017  |  2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Open to Conference Attendees Only

Improving the Outpatient Experience - Stanford Cancer Center South Bay

Katy Ford, AIA
Associate Principal, Ratcliff
Chris Morris DBIA, GC
Operations Manager, Healthcare, Swinerton Builders
John Sealander, AIA, ACHA, NCARB
Healthcare Architect, Senior Project Manager, Ratcliff
George R. Tingwald, M.D., AIA, ACHA
Director of Medical Planning, Planning, Design and Construction, Stanford Health Care

Stanford Cancer Center South Bay, San Jose, CA is Stanford Health Care’s first cancer care outpatient facility located away from Stanford University Medical Center. Learn about this vanguard project from Stanford Health Care and the Design and Construction Team’s perspective. Designed to inspire positivity in patients by building a respectful and dignified patient experience, the Cancer Center offers a holistic approach to treatment benefitting from extensive process design work partnering with Stanford’s Patient and Family Advisory Councils. In addition to state-of-the-art imaging, radiation therapy, infusion treatment and exam clinic the Cancer Center provides surgical oncology, all in one location. A Real Time Location System (RTLS) is used to help track patients. The Cancer Center repurposes a shell and core medical office building offering challenges accommodating vaults and equipment. The project was delivered over a 2 ½ year period from design until occupancy.


1. Learn about Stanford’s first comprehensive cancer center and how to meet the requirements of an academic medical center in an outpatient setting.
2. Observe planning concepts that integrate surgical oncology into an ambulatory cancer center including code requirements and patient flow.
3. Integrate interior planning via on-stage and off-stage work flow concepts, clear circulation and wayfinding within a calming patient environment.
4. Implement the construction of technically complex spaces and major imaging equipment in the build-out of a shell and core medical office building.