Adolescents face unique challenges when it comes to cancer and its treatment, which is why the Angie Fowler Adolescent & Young Adult Cancer Institute at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital takes pride in offering highly personalized and inclusive programming for its patients. Along with exceptional care, creating a warm and inviting environment is key in helping these boys and girls continue on the path to recovery.
The center underwent a 17,000 SF renovation that transformed the space into a cutting-edge welcome and waiting area by incorporating various static and interactive audiovisual technologies. The renovation included the entryway, family/patient waiting area, and a teen lounge. This innovative, patient-centered cancer treatment facility delivers a truly customized patient experience unlike any other. Through the interactive audiovisual technologies incorporated through the space, visitors find a fun and supportive environment conducive to healing.
Upon entering the facility, patients and their families are greeted by a wall-mounted tiled cube display comprised of 10 flat panel displays surrounded by a wall that changes color. This visually pleasing and inviting display is capable of showcasing artistic free-flowing imagery such as motion art or quotes. After patients sign in, the wall can display a personalized message/greeting, image, directions, or other helpful information. In the waiting area, interactive displays allow those waiting to engage in internet-enabled activities like checking social media or surfing the web. When not in use, these displays can be used to show standard television programming or digital signage. The teen lounge provides the perfect place to unwind. High definition video games and movies can be played on the large video display system. Smaller wall-mounted displays with dedicated gaming systems also offer connections for a laptop computer or Blu-Ray player and auxiliary inputs for other portable audio and/or video sources.