In one building, Kimmel Cancer Center patients have instant access to everything they need:
Nearly 300 parking spaces designated for patients and visitors line the street level and below in the basement of the Weinberg Building. Patients can walk right from their cars to the lower level of the Weinberg Building for radiation therapy.
The lower level of the Weinberg Building houses radiation therapy services.
The first floor is where ambulatory patients come for physician visits. Here also is the Women's Board Juice and Java bar. Patients also find offices for counseling and social services on this floor , even a chaplain's office and meditation room. The Image Recovery center fits patients, who have been through surgery or intensive chemotherapy, with everything from wigs to prostheses.
Because cancer care includes a multitude of medicines, the building has three pharmacies. The second floor pharmacy prepares chemotherapy, but each of its satellites is nearby. A swift pneumatic tube system zooms blood, blood products, specimens and pharmaceuticals to each patient station and ancillary service throughout the building.
On the third floor, there are 16 surgical suites with large, state-of-the-art operating rooms, intensive care units, and recovery rooms. Support services like anesthesiology, pathology, and radiology are right on hand.
On the top two floors of the five-story Weinberg Building, inpatients stay for days to weeks at a time. With 62 beds for medical and hematologic oncology inpatients on the top story and 72 surgical inpatient beds below, the floor plan is carefully divided into easy-to-navigate color coded segments. All inpatient rooms are private and are equipped with jacks for personal computers, and each inpatient pavilion has a family waiting area. Right there, patients find auxilliary care like rehabilitation medicine, nutrition and social work services.
There is no overhead paging in the Weinberg Building, rather nurses wear infrared badges to be tracked down easily by their unit clerk. Their new beepers transmit specific messages silently letting them know which patient needs what. A sophisticated filtration system purifies the air on these floors where patients have weakened immune systems.
And, finally, the Weinberg Building is linked to the rest of the hospital by way of underground tunnels and skywalks.
- Parking Garage
- Stairs to Hospital Main Corridor
- ATM and Postage
- Juice and Java Cafe
- Meditation Room
- Patient and Family Services
- Image Recovery
- Outpatient Services
- Public Elevators
- Parking Elevators
- Parking Cashier
- Info Desk
- Patient Drop Off
- Cancer Center Administration
- Admitting / Registration
- RX Express (Pharmacy)
- Offices - Division of Radiation Oncology
Covered Walkway: Leads to the main hospital and the Broadway garage.
Oncology Treatment Area: Patients report to this location and receive outpatient chemotherapy and transfusions.
Includes the Patient Education Area: Where patients may browse patient education literature, watch instructional videos, or attend a lecture program or support group.
Radiology: Includes general X-ray exams, CT scans, and other radiological studies.
Intensive Care Pavilion - Includes intermediate care.
Family Waiting Rooms for Intensive Care Unit and Operating Rooms - Visitors should check-in at the patient representative desk located at the entrance of the waiting area before entering the unit.
PACU (Peri-Anesthesia Care Unit) - This facility prepares patients for surgery and monitors them immediately afterwards. Prior to surgery, family members may stay with the patient. The post-operative recovery room will have restricted visitation. Children under 12 years-old are not permitted.