The Gayle and Tom Benson Cancer Center expansion adds 140,000 square feet of space to the facility. The 6-story building ties into the existing building, creating a single connection point between the two.
The expansion, which doubles the size of the Cancer Center, includes more than 26 personalized and semi-private patient chemo infusion stations, infusion and clinic spaces for Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) patients, and a new patient wellness space. The wellness space will be used primarily for patient education and support groups, but will also have space designated for yoga and meditation.
Woodward overcame several construction challenges on this project, including two river delays and a scope addition. which included interior buildouts on three floors, revisions to completed space and existing building upgrades. Despite the delays and added scope, Woodward successfully delivered this project to Ochsner in the fall of 2020.