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Penrose Cancer CenterColorado Springs, Colorado

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Penrose–St Francis has been named one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for seven consecutive years. In its dedication to serving the community, Penrose-St. Francis has been providing cancer care since 1939.

The current building was originally constructed in 1991 with three linear accelerator vaults and full medical oncological services. In 2007, RTA designed a remodel for this facility. One of the greatest aspects of this update was the addition of the state-of-the-art Cyberknife system.

In 2014, RTA designed an addition for Penrose Hospital that added to their existing success. The design team worked with administrative personnel , nurses, and physicists in order to evaluate the needs of patients and staff. RTA then formed a plan to efficiently meet those needs.

The main goal of the Penrose Cancer Center addition was to increase the availability of the services provided, while creating a unified and cohesive facility. The addition created administrative and research space, and increased the center’s treatment capacity by adding another linear accelerator vault. RTA also created a pedestrian bridge that connects the cancer center to the adjacent medical office building and, in turn, unified the entire cancer care experience.