Helmsley Center for Cancer and Outpatient Care
Avera St. Mary's Hospital
The opening of the Helmsley Center is lifechanging for cancer patients in the Pierre, S.D., community. Thanks to a generous donation from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, the Helmsley Center now offers Pierre’s first radiation oncology services as well as enhanced cancer treatment options, which means that patients no longer must travel hundreds of miles to receive comprehensive cancer care.
The three-story Helmsley Center connects to the existing St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinic. The building’s centerpiece is a spacious community atrium, complete with fireplaces and a piano to soothe patients and visitors into a peaceful healing space. Nature-inspired materials and patterns reflect the beautiful scenery that surrounds the Center, which patients can see as they recline in thoughtfully selected, heated treatment chairs. With treatment options in environments that feel like home, close to home, patients can return to what really matters in their lives – faster.
Associate Principal, Design Leader
Construction Administration Manager
Senior Project Manager
Senior Interior Designer
Senior Quality Assurance Specialist
Senior Architectural Designer
Graphic Design Manager
Additional Team Members
Cheryl Lachelt (retired)
Senior Medical Planner
57,000 sq. ft.
Cancer Clinic: Private infusion rooms, linear accelerator, procedure room, oncology rooms, cancer clinic pharmacy, meditation space, and wig/hat room
Orthopedic Clinic: 10 exam rooms, private procedure room, shared procedure/cast room, and X-ray
Other: Dermatology and urology exam rooms; telehealth connectivity; multi-cultural space; staff offices; two outdoor healing gardens; kitchen; dining; rooftop patio
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