UPMC Celebrates New Hillman Cancer Center with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

CARLISLE, PA — On January 19, 2023, CPL joined representatives of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), state officials and members of the Cumberland County community at a ribbon cutting ceremony commemorating UPMC’s new Hillman Cancer Center in Carlisle, PA.

Operating as an extension of the UPMC Pinnacle healthcare network, the Hillman Cancer Center at Carlisle has provided radiation oncology, medical oncology, nutritional counseling and additional support services to area residents for five years, treating 12,000 annual visitors. However, with a growing patient volume, the need for a larger facility became evident.

Through in-depth discussions with invested stakeholders, it was determined that CPL would replace the existing building with a new construction designed to ease demand and improve medical efficiency. The $2.3 million project enhanced UPMC’s local offerings by adding a laboratory and four exam rooms, increasing the number of infusion bays from eight to 12 and incorporating private infusion spaces, as well as sizeable staff offices.

“Patients will no longer have to travel long distances to participate in sophisticated clinical trials—now, they can receive exceptional care from their hometown,” said CPL Project Manager Len van Heest, AIA, NCARB.

Serving as Architect of Record, CPL provided project management and architectural and engineering design and worked alongside partner Trade Eastern, Inc. (General Contracting) to plan and deliver the 9,780 sq. ft. design-build project. The team also collaborated with the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s (PDH) Division of Acute and Ambulatory Care (DAAC) and South Middlesex Township to satisfy various building codes and requirements.

The revitalized facility opened to the public on January 23, 2023.

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