Frank and Edith Scarpa Regional Cancer Pavilion
Start Date: March 2009
End Date: March 2010
Location:South Jersey Health System, Vineland, NJ (now Inspira Medical Center)
Client: South Jersey Healthcare
Architect: Costanza Spector Clauser Architects
Building Size: 34,200 sq. ft. Expansion
Construction: Conventional Steel
Medical center expansion
South Jersey Healthcare (now Inspira Medical Center), a leading community health care provider in southern New Jersey, sought to provide complete patient-centered cancer care in a single location and so commissioned this 34,200 square foot expansion to the existing Cancer Center. The new Frank and Edith Scarpa Regional Cancer Pavilion provides expanded medical oncology services and oncology group practice space, enhanced clinical research capability, as well as comfortable, spacious patient waiting areas and treatment suites.
The expanded facility is constructed of structural steel, metal deck, and concrete. The exterior includes structural framing, EIFS and YKK windows, with a flexible membrane roof.
“By nearly tripling the size of the Frank and Edith Scarpa Cancer Center, South Jersey Healthcare is better positioned to provide complete patient-centered cancer care here in Vineland,” said Peter Galetto Jr., President of Stanker & Galetto.
Special Characteristics and Challenges
The project required the construction of a 30″ thick, full-height concrete shield wall against and above the existing Cancer Center and complies with the latest in sustainable design technology. To control energy use, Stanker & Galetto installed occupancy light sensors in all work spaces and used light-reflective paint throughout the facility. The project also features energy-efficient HVAC units with high SEER ratings for improved comfort and additional cost savings, with additional energy-saving features that incorporate room occupancy temperature sensors and building occupancy setbacks. Blue-tinted insulating argon gas-filled glass windows and white roofing for greater heat reduction also help to reduce energy costs.
“We commend Stanker & Galetto’s outstanding work. The effective and aesthetic spaces of the new expansion, along with the incorporation of ‘green’ building materials and concepts, make this a premier facility for cancer care.”
– Wayne Schiffner, Chief Operating Officer SJH