The Cancer Center at Froedtert West Bend Hospital Elevates Cancer Care through Patient-Centric Design

Froedtert West Bend Hospital sought to expand access to medical oncology and radiation oncology services in Washington County. To achieve this, they established the new Cancer Center at Froedtert West Bend Hospital. This state-of-the-art facility provides a serene and healing environment, designed to meet the unique needs of cancer patients. The center’s commitment is evident in its focus on privacy, specialized treatment, personalized and coordinated care, convenience, and compassion.

Working closely with hospital stakeholders, we ensured that the addition’s location and the arrangement of program elements resulted in the optimal environment for patient care. This included connecting the addition to the existing part of the hospital campus that provides outpatient oncology care, while the lower level now offers inpatient services. The medical oncology area includes examination space, a laboratory, and an infusion department. Additionally, the radiation oncology area features a linear accelerator for radiation therapy, consolidating different levels of care needed in one centralized location.

Within the Cancer Center, patients receiving chemotherapy can relax in a spacious common room with six recliners and a picturesque view of the prairie. For those desiring more privacy, semi-private or private infusion suites are available, providing individuals with the option to rest quietly or have family members by their side.

Located in the lobby, the Small Stones Wellness Center supports the healing process by assisting cancer patients in enhancing their appearance, promoting relaxation, and boosting self-esteem. Beyond treatment, the clinic continues to support cancer patients after cancer through its dedicated cancer survivor center.


West Bend, WI


57,000 Sq. Ft.

Services Provided:

Architectural Space Planning, Architectural Planning and Design, Structural Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Plumbing Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture

Scott Gosnell


Vice President | Director, Healthcare

As the Director of our Healthcare Studio, Scott leads a team of healthcare planning and design experts who are focused in evidence-based design, Lean healthcare design principles, and biophilic design. Before exclusively concentrating his professional efforts on healthcare facility projects, his main areas of focus were in the firm's healthcare and hospitality project categories. This unique combination of experience has resulted in projects that embody an environment of care that values patient experience in quality, brand, convenience, and amenities as well as staff efficiency and well-planned spaces. Scott has been with Zimmerman for nearly 20 years, having joined the firm shortly after earning his Master’s Degree in Architecture from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee.