Memorial Sloan-Kettering Josie Robertson Surgery Center / Perkins Eastman

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Josie Robertson Surgery Center

New York, New York
The new Josie Robertson Surgery Center is a 179,000 sf, 16-story facility focused on providing the most technologically sophisticated surgical care for outpatient cases. The first of its kind, it is specially designed to engage patients and their families in their care, allowing them to return home quickly after their procedures.

The exterior is composed of a veiled glass, creating a theatrical scrim that modulates and masks the high technology realm contained within. Customized frit work offers varying degrees of privacy, responding accordingly to the interior program. The curtainwalled facility takes full advantage of the prominent views to the Queensboro Bridge.

The surgical core features 12 state-of-the-art operating rooms, each accommodating robotic surgeries, assigned amongst three stacked floors. These are supported by flexible and enclosed private prep/PACU and recovery spaces with dedicated bathrooms, found in the three levels just below the ORs. Following the core value of MSKCC to focus on patient needs, full amenities for patients and family are provided throughout the center. A rooftop garden is designated for staff respite, offering relief from the stress of heavy surgical caseloads. The freestanding facility is located six blocks from the main MSKCC campus, a convenient location for both patients and staff.
AWARDS
Contract Healthcare Environment Award, Winner, Ambulatory Care (2016)
Healthcare Design Showcase, Honorable Mention (2016)
Press
ContractHealthcare Environment Awards 2016: Josie Robertson Surgery Center
Healthcare DesignDesign Showcase Honorable Mention: Urban Thinking
Healthcare DesignJosie Robertson Surgery Center, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center