Departments and Centers
Mock up of an exam room
Mock up of an infusion room
View of LRB from inside ACCES
Clinical Facility for Innovative Research and Education (CFIRE), which will be linked to a number of clinical programs operated by UMass Memorial Medical Center, is a centralized administrative, biostatistics, study design and data management core processing unit to aggregate, integrate and maintain data relevant to individual clinical trials. The program will recruit nearly two dozen physician scientists—particularly, chief translational research officers and translational research staff in diabetes, heart and vascular and cancer—who will serve as a critical component of the program’s translational research efforts.
The Department of Quantitative Health Sciences (QHS), which fosters collaboration among existing clinical and basic science entities with the goal of shortening the time between laboratory breakthroughs and clinical applications, is integral to the Medical School's research vision and aligns with a recently identified priority of the National Institutes of Health. QHS will serve a key function in providing methodological support and medical informatics expertise to collaborative projects across the medical school and hospital.
The Heart and Vascular Clinic includes a range of subspecialties such as cardiology and diagnostic services (non-invasive cardiac imaging, echocardiogram, nuclear imaging and vascular imaging). A “heart station” will focus on the assessment of pacemakers and implanted cardiac defibrillators and Holter Monitoring devices, and there will also be infusion bays for the treatment of heart failure patients. Facilities will include patient exam rooms, consultation rooms, diagnostic and procedure rooms, stress testing, nuclear cardiology imaging rooms, as well as space for specialized imaging such as transthoracic echocardiography and a transesophageal echocardiography procedure room. Amenities such as patient changing areas, pre- and post-procedure areas, and family waiting areas will help support cardiac patients, and the facility will be designed for maximum line of sight observation for nursing staff to best care for patients during their appointments.
The Diabetes and Endocrinology Clinic serves adults and pediatric patients and features close collaboration between physicians and specialty diabetes nurses. Space will include patient exam and treatment rooms, thyroid biopsy rooms, infusion stations, consultation and education rooms, as well as a dedicated pediatric waiting area, separate from the adult waiting area.
The multi-disciplinary Cancer Center will include a new infusion suite—to be located on an upper floor to take full advantage of natural light and scenic window views—as well as airborne isolation rooms and protective isolation rooms. Private outpatient infusion rooms will have Internet access, entertainment (TV, DVDs) and space for a companion. Patients will have the option of choosing an open bay where they can watch TV or movies or socialize with others receiving infusion. The Cancer Center will also include conference space for multi-disciplinary team collaborations on patient care plans. The pharmacy will be directly adjacent to the infusion suite for patient convenience. The Cancer Center area will also include the Comprehensive Breast Program, comprised of breast clinic and breast imaging services, which follows a multi-disciplinary approach to the care of patients with benign and malignant breast disease and disorder. Services include digital mammography and ultrasound, as well as biopsy and treatment rooms.
Serving adult and pediatric patients, the Orthopedics and Physical Rehabilitation space will provide subspecialty care such as trauma, urgent access, fracture care, physical therapy and podiatry. The new facility will include patient exam rooms, a cast room, education rooms in which patients will learn how to use crutches, splints and air casts and how to perform appropriate therapeutic exercises. On-site diagnostic radiology will provide streamlined service for patients.
Outpatient diagnostic imaging and radiology located in the ACC building will include MRI, CT scan, PET/CT scan equipment and support space (patient locker rooms and lounge); nuclear imaging and breast imaging will also be on-site, supporting the Heart and Vascular Center of Excellence, the Cancer Center, and Orthopedics.