Delbert Day Cancer Institute

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Phelps County Regional Medical Center

Rolla, Missouri


The Delbert Day Cancer Institute is a 37,000-square-foot comprehensive cancer care facility designed to provide the latest technologies in cancer treatment and conveniences for patients and families. The center is connected to the main hospital and the adjacent medical office building.

The dynamic curved glass exterior offers a glimpse of the technology and modern cancer care offered within the facility. Included in the institute are radiation therapies, PET C/T, nuclear medicine, infusion therapy, medical oncology and supporting lab, and pharmacy ancillary services. In addition to the lobby and registration, the first floor includes retail space, a health café, a community center, and a healing garden. Infusion services and the medical oncology clinic provide views to a green roof.

The “Beacon of Hope” lighting installation on the exterior of the facility broadcasts various colors and displays a small light show for each patient to activate as they pass major milestones throughout their medical journey to fight the disease.

The lighting controls are activated for each patient to share their success stories throughout the hospital as well as the community. The light is tailored to each patient’s journey, to celebrate and encourage their fight with cancer and enhance the overall patient experience. This beacon is similar to the bell in the lobby of many cancer centers that is rung throughout treatments.



2018 Architectural Woodworking Institute (AWI): Award of Excellence