Fletcher Allen, a Vermont university hospital and medical center, serves all of
Vermont and the northern New York region. Located in Burlington, Fletcher Allen is a regional, academic healthcare center and teaching hospital in alliance with the University of Vermont.
Radiation Oncology Facility
Fletcher Allen’s Radiation Oncology Facility
Fletcher Allen’s Radiation Oncology facility is a 23,000-square-foot building that consolidates Fletcher Allen’s radiation oncology services in one location on the Medical Center Campus, greatly enhancing the patient care experience.
Designed with You in Mind
The facility increases patient privacy, improves access and promotes healing. Located at the Medical Center Campus adjacent to the Vermont Cancer Center in the Garden Pavilion, Level II, the facility provides connectivity between the two areas for patients and providers. Key features include:
Larger and more accessible than the old facility, the entrance to the new department is immediately adjacent to the parking garage. The new facility is approximately two-and-a-half times larger than the previous space, and includes all examination and treatment rooms in one location.
Each treatment area includes two exam rooms and two changing rooms – with bathrooms, doors and lockers. Patients have access to private changing rooms with adjoining private toilet facilities. The changing rooms are directly across from the treatment rooms, enabling patients to access treatment without having to pass through public areas of the department.
The space, while essentially underground, has been designed to maximize the use of natural daylight through the strategic placement of windows and skylights. Building materials within the facility were chosen to promote a welcoming and soothing environment.
Fletcher Allen's Radiation Oncology facility offers leading-edge technology that features the latest approaches to tumor localization and treatment. This new technology includes on-board electronic imaging which provides the ability to take X-rays of the planned treatment area immediately before the radiation beams are turned on, an approach that will allow for faster, more comfortable treatment for our patients. This complements our current ultrasound-based image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) program, bringing the advantages of IGRT to more of our patients.
Fletcher Allen was awarded a Gold LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification for the Radiation Oncology facility. As part of those efforts, the facility is built into a hillside to reduce the need for heating and cooling year-round. The building also includes:
- A “green” roof with accessible public space, a vegetable garden and plantings to reduce heat build-up and storm water run-off.
- Natural lighting to reduce energy use and provide a sense of connection to the outdoors.
- Efficient lighting and innovative heating and cooling systems designed to reduce energy consumption by 20%.
- Water efficient plumbing fixtures to reduce usage by 20%.
- Use of recycled, low chemical-emitting, and locally sourced construction materials, to improve indoor air quality.
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