St. Elizabeth Healthcare Cancer Center

  • area / size 236,000 sqft
  • Completed 2020
  • HGA used natural materials and strategic color when completing the St. Elizabeth Healthcare Cancer Center in Edgewood, Kentucky.

    St. Elizabeth Healthcare Cancer Center delivers innovative care to a region historically underserved with comprehensive cancer care options in northern Kentucky. Located at St. Elizabeth Healthcare’s Edgewood Hospital campus, the six-story, 236,000 square-foot Cancer Center consolidates all cancer services under one roof.

    The program includes Center for Integrative Oncology with whole-person care and wellness amenities on the first floor, such as a yoga studio, meditation, art and music therapy, and demonstration kitchen. Additional programming includes Women’s and Breast Health, multi-disciplinary clinics, shelled space for future growth, infusion, administration, retail pharmacy, outdoor healing garden, and 650-car parking garage.

    Architecturally, the Cancer Center complements the existing campus vernacular—fulfilling the St. Elizabeth’s vision for an iconic building that promotes a calm and compassionate environment with a distinct presence.

    A natural material palette with varying textures and colors relates to nature—such as the limestone cladding on the exterior or the wood ceiling within—providing a neutral foundation palette that enhance the soft and inviting language of the architecture.

    A strategic use of color identifies departments and reinforces wayfinding as patients and family move into specific care areas, such as exam rooms, imaging suites, or infusion bays. Life-energy color tones uplift spaces throughout. Daylight, views, and access to the outdoors provide a sense of calm and tranquility.

    Since opening, the Cancer Center has provided high-quality care rooted in St. Elizabeth’s brand of treating patients like family in a rigorous clinical environment with personalized care.

    Design: HGA
    Contractor: Turner Construction Company
    Photography: Corey Gaffer