Providence Breeze Advanced Care Center

Torrance, California

Providence Breeze Advanced Care Center

Constructed on the site of an old newspaper facility, this Advanced Care Center area challenges the norms of patient-centric care with a design that looks, feels, and operates like a hospitality project. One of the facility’s biggest design-based innovations is its concierge service. Replacing the traditional registration desk, Providence Breeze instead uses a concierge area similar to that of an upscale hotel, complete with a coffee shop and kiosks where guests can register themselves. The design team also broke from the traditionally sterile hospital environment by creating a seating area that mimics a cozy living room. Waiting areas are broken up into small clusters that evoke an intimate, at-home experience. Even the more clinical spaces accomplish this effect by emphasizing the use of warm, natural materials which still adhere to stringent, hospital-level finish materials restrictions.

This hospitality-based approach is elevated further in the women’s center. A spa/resort-style approach featuring soft, ambient lighting and warm textures helps to diffuse the stress often associated with mammograms and other treatments. Other similar, stress-reducing design elements throughout the facility include organic-patterned screens in the waiting room, symbolic images of nature, colored accent walls, and a fireplace.

Client: Providence Health & Services

Studio: Heal, Work

Market: Cancer Care, Commercial, Medical Office Buildings/Ambulatory, Women's Health

Size: 106,300 Square Feet

Scope: New Construction

Services: Architecture, Interior Design

Delivery Method: Construction Manager at Risk

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The 106,000-square-foot space houses a women’s center, imaging center, outpatient ambulatory surgery center, clinics, medical and surgical oncology, infusion center and two linear accelerators.