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These three videos, produced with WCVB Channel 5 and hosted by Peter Mehegan, showcase the clinical areas, common spaces, and resources for cancer patients and their families in the Yawkey Center for Cancer Care.
Peter Mehegan provides an overview of the Yawkey Center, introducing some of the features that will offer adult cancer patients more access to the Institute's innovative care. Dana-Farber CEO Edward Benz Jr., MD, and Craig Bunnell, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer, comment on the building.
The Yawkey Center was designed to help improve the patient experience — through warm, comfortable spaces, and by facilitating the rapid translation of clinical research to clinical care. Peter Mehegan highlights some of the benefits for patients, including the role of technology in streamlining everything from appointment scheduling to prescription pick-up at the pharmacy.
From the tranquil healing garden and the chapel, which is open 24 hours a day, to the hundreds of original works of art, including paintings, photographs, and sculptures, patients and families can find many sources of peace and strength at the Yawkey Center for Cancer Care.
During construction of the Yawkey Center, workers spray-painted the names of some of our young patients onto the building's steel beams. Today, some of those names are still visible in a specially created corner of the Yawkey Center. Read more about this story