Dr. Nathan Levitan knows there's more to cancer care than just a treatment plan. That's why the June 6 opening of University Hospitals' new $260 million Seidman Cancer Center is so exciting. "Half of proper treatment is the overall environment being offered to the patients," says Levitan, the center's president. Here are three elements that stand out.
Beyond the more than 325 works of modern and abstract art and photography, patients can create their own artwork during therapy sessions. "Art can aid in healing," Levitan says.
Architect Virginia Burt wanted the 13,000-square-foot garden to be an emotional and spiritual place. "[It's] a chance to breathe for a moment and see beauty," she explains.
Wolfgang Puck Express
The sit-down cafe will offer a variety of signature dishes from celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck, who has been a part of UH's Five Star Sensation benefit for more than 20 years. "Wolfgang's emphasis on fresh and natural foods is a great complement to our new cancer hospital's focus on healing and wellness," Levitan says.