Sechler Family Cancer Center

Erdman Anthony provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection engineering services for a new 21,000 square foot oncology center for the Good Samaritan Health System. The new single story family cancer center included five basic functions which included medical practice, research, business, infusion/chemotherapy, and Linac/radiation. The building features ten (10) infusion bays, a CT Scan, and a LINAC procedure room. The facility also houses exam and procedure rooms, physician offices, laboratory services, a pharmacy and other ancillary spaces. The goal of the facility was to provide a warm and nurturing facility to address the needs of cancer patients and their family.

The mechanical design included variable refrigerant volume heating and cooling system for the majority of the spaces along with dedicated rooftop equipment to serve the Linac, CT, and Pharmacy spaces. An independent DOAS system was provided for ventilating the building to Department of Health requirements. The Pharmacy was designed for USP Chapter 797 compliance for pharmaceutical compounding of sterile preparations. The building was fully sprinkled and included a limited medical gas system including interfacing with the campus oxygen farm.

The electrical design incorporated the use of LED lighting fixtures to the extent possible with intricate coordination with both the architect and interior designer to create a warm and hospitable environment within the infusion bays. The vaults which house the Linac and CT Scan equipment were designed so that either type of machinery could be provided in each vault in the future.

Project Details


Lebanon, PA


Good Samaritan Health System


November 2016

Construction Cost

$13 Million

Project Contact

Doug Stouffer, PE, LEED AP®
  • Doug Stouffer, PE, LEED AP®
  • 717-766-1741 x 5023
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