A new six-story inpatient tower at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) at Midwestern Regional Medical Center in Zion, Illinois, has been recognized with a local chapter award from the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) for Best Interior Design for a project over 10,000 square feet. The award was presented by the Tulsa City Center IIDA to Dewberry, which provided architecture, interior design, and structural engineering for the project.

The new tower, which serves as the centerpiece of the hospital's campus-wide modernization, offers 72 single-occupancy inpatient rooms complemented with amenities to improve the patient experience.

"CTCA at Midwestern is a landmark in cancer care that has served patients for more than 27 years," said Scott Jones, FACHE, president and CEO of CTCA® at Midwestern. "We are proud to enhance our campus in ways that continuously exceed our patients' expectations and support our commitment to providing exceptional clinical care focused on the whole person."

The inpatient tower is the latest major CTCA expansion designed by Dewberry, which also serves as the architect for other CTCA regional hospitals in Tulsa, Oklahoma; Goodyear, Arizona; Newnan, Georgia; and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Other recent projects include surgery, imaging, radiation therapy, infusion, stem cell and clinic expansions.

As in previous CTCA projects, patients contributed input regarding the architectural and interior design, amenities, and landscaping.

"CTCA collaborates with patients, their families, and medical staff, not only in providing exceptional care, but also creating comfortable and functional spaces in which that care can take place," says David L. Huey, AIA, LEED AP, director of healthcare architecture for Dewberry. "We worked closely with the CTCA 'Cancer Fighters® Construction Team', a group of Midwestern patients who were involved from the earliest phases of planning through the grand opening."

Amenities within the tower include family lounges on each floor, an outdoor courtyard and garden, a salon and spa, outpatient and family dining, and a state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen for nutrition education. The building also incorporates 48 guest rooms and children's play and activity areas.

In addition to Dewberry, other design team members included Flynt & Kallenberger for mechanical/electrical engineering, Gewalt Hamilton for site/civil engineering, Teska for landscape architecture, and Camacho for food service design. Construction management was provided by Riley Construction.

The next phase of construction, a four-story structure that links the new tower with the original facility, is scheduled for completion this month. Also designed by Dewberry, the addition will provide clinic space and wellness facilities, and will improve circulation and access throughout the hospital.

About Cancer Treatment Centers of America®

Cancer Treatment Centers of America Global, Inc. (CTCA), headquartered in Boca Raton, Fla., is a national network of five hospitals that serves adult patients who are fighting cancer. CTCA® offers an integrative approach to care that combines advancements in genomic testing and precision cancer treatment, surgery, radiation, immunotherapy and chemotherapy, with evidence-based supportive therapies designed to help patients physically and emotionally by enhancing their quality of life while managing side effects both during and after treatment. CTCA serves patients from around the world at its hospitals in Atlanta, Chicago, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Tulsa. Consistently rated among U.S. hospitals that deliver the highest quality of care and patient experience, CTCA provides patients and their families with comprehensive information about their treatment options and encourages their active participation in treatment decisions. For more information, visit cancercenter.com, Facebook.com/cancercenter and Twitter.com/cancercenter.

About Cancer Treatment Centers of America® at Midwestern Regional Medical Center (Midwestern)

Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) at Midwestern Regional Medical Center (Midwestern) is a landmark in cancer care that uses advanced technology and precision medicine to offer treatment for adult patients battling cancer. The 72-bed hospital combines innovative conventional medical treatments with evidence-based integrative oncology services to deliver whole-person care. CTCA® at Midwestern is a Magnet Recognized® hospital, ranking among the top centers in the nation for nursing excellence. The hospital is accredited by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT) at the University of Nebraska Medical Center for demonstrating compliance with the FACT-JACIE International Standards for Cellular Therapy Product Collection, Processing and Administration. CTCA at Midwestern also holds high honors as a Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence, recognized by the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers ProgramTM (NQMBC®). For more information, visit cancercenter.com/midwestern.