Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Centre

Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Centre

The first impression of a medical structure is crucial as it sets the tone for the entire patient experience. Architecture can significantly impact a patient’s perception of the facility, and a positive first impression can help create a sense of trust and confidence in the care provided. A well-designed medical structure can convey a sense of calm, cleanliness, and professionalism, which can help reduce anxiety and stress levels among patients.

Project Details

Product: 6″ V-Groove

Finish: Light National Walnut

Use: Soffit & Ceiling

Architect: HKS Architects & FreemanWhite Medical Architecture

Installer: MG McGrath

Market: Healthcare

Year: 2018

Additionally, a visually appealing and functional building can improve the efficiency of healthcare providers and support staff, ultimately leading to better patient outcomes. Therefore, architects should prioritize creating a positive first impression when designing medical structures.

The Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center (BMDC) is a world-class cancer treatment facility located in Jacksonville, Florida. The medical center is a collaboration between Baptist Health and MD Anderson, with the goal of providing the best possible cancer care to patients in the region. One of the most notable features of the Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center is its striking exterior design. The building’s façade is composed of a combination of glass, metal planks, and fiber cement siding. The use of metal plank soffits was a crucial design decision, as it provides both durability and aesthetics. The design team chose Longboard’s 6” V-Groove in Light National Walnut!

This product provides the building with a stunning aesthetic that matches perfectly with the design of the building. The Light National Walnut is sleek and professional and brings an earthiness to the building. On top of providing gorgeous visuals, they chose a product that is non-combustible, VOC-free, and releases zero emissions to ensure that the building performs as efficiently as possible.  It is lightweight, durable, flexible, and corrosion resistant. 

Overall, our aluminum V-groove cladding is an incredibly safe and smart choice for a medical facility. Our aluminum products and their surface treatments are non-hazardous and fire safe; the perfect product to help the design team create an outpatient building that inspires.

The BMDC has had a significant impact on the surrounding community. The building’s design is intended to promote healing and provide a positive experience for patients and their families. The facility includes a meditation garden, a healing garden, and an indoor reflection room, all of which are designed to create a calm and soothing environment. The center’s exterior design also serves as a symbol of hope for the community. The building’s dramatic curves and angles create a sense of movement and energy, representing the spirit of resilience and perseverance that is central to cancer treatment. The building’s use of natural light and open spaces also promotes a sense of openness and transparency, reflecting the values of honesty and collaboration that are essential to the medical profession.

 Ultimately, the BMDC is a testament to the power of design when creating spaces that promote healing, inspire hope, and positively impact communities. It is a facility that will continue to serve as a beacon of excellence in cancer care for years to come.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What specific cancer treatments and technologies are available at the Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Centre?

The center provides a comprehensive array of specialized cancer care clinics. These clinics cover various types of cancer, including blood and lymphatic, bone and soft tissue, breast, brain and spine, gastrointestinal, gynecologic, head and neck, lung, chest and esophageal, skin, and urologic cancers. Each clinic offers a multidisciplinary approach, incorporating surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation therapists, and other specialists to deliver comprehensive care

How does the design of the Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Centre specifically contribute to the comfort and recovery of the patients beyond aesthetics?

The Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Centre is built with a healing environment in mind. It aims to cater to patients and families' physical, spiritual, and emotional needs. The center emphasizes a model of care that surrounds patients with all necessary support throughout their healing journey .

Are there any patient or staff testimonials regarding their experiences with the Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Centre's environment and care?

There are various sources of testimonials for the Baptist MD Anderson Cancer center, one of which can be found directly on their website. Find that here:

Additionally, according to Google Reviews, the center is very highly regarded. Here is a review from Lyme Lens:

"If you are unfortunate enough to be diagnosed with cancer, then I hope you are blessed enough to be treated at MD Anderson in Jacksonville, FL. From the moment I walked through their doors, they took over every aspect of my care with skill, kindness, professionalism and overwhelming compassion for me as an entire person, not just a case number. This battle with breast cancer has been so much easier simply by being a patient at MDA." - Lyme Lens
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