IU Simon Cancer Center Facility
The IU Simon Cancer Center patient care facility, which opened in August 2008, is devoted solely to the comprehensive care of adult cancer patients. The facility houses 80 treatment beds, new operating rooms, diagnostic radiology, expanded radiation oncology, new outpatient clinics, and a patient and family resource area.
The IU Simon Cancer Center is a 405,000 square foot facility located on the 80-acre Indianapolis campus of the Indiana University School of Medicine, and brings together adult inpatient and outpatient services into one location.
Prior to the building’s groundbreaking in 2005, focus teams collected the thoughts and desires of patients and caregivers specific to cancer care. Key inspirations gleaned from those discussions identified the power of nature as an affirmation of life, where light inspires hope and meditative space brings peace and nurturing.
Inside, patients and their families will find a serene natural environment, uniquely functional for a seamless continuum of patient services.
The interior’s color palette reflects the natural elements of earth, sky, wood, metal and water. Two tones of wood — teak and anigre — are repeated throughout as is the Indiana limestone on the building’s exterior. Near the main entrance, bamboo trees greet visitors, while 700 photographs that depict nature — flowers, trees, sky, mountains — can be found throughout.
Intimate private spaces for professional consultation or personal reflection are available, while infusion areas for outpatient chemotherapy feature various comfort details, including fireplaces, expansive windows and privacy screens. The inpatient floors boast family laundry rooms and family shower rooms. All inpatient rooms have boutique hotel sensibility with private bathrooms, clothing cabinetry and display shelves perfect for photos of loved ones or other inspirational items.
Other amenities include valet parking for guests upon their arrival, a gift shop, café and healing gardens for quiet moments.