(Boston, MA) – BOND, a leading 108-year-old construction management firm, recently celebrated the completion of a $10 million renovation to Dana-Farber Cancer Center’s Jimmy Fund Clinic, located in Boston’s Longwood Medical Area.
The two-year renovation and expansion project reconfigured 19,500 square-feet of clinic space serving the needs of pediatric cancer patients, increasing its capacity by 40 percent. A dedication ceremony celebrating the new improvements was held Thursday, January 15th, 2015.
The Jimmy Fund Clinic’s multi-phased renovations have resulted in significant improvements aimed at enhancing pediatric cancer care. Infusion and clinical support areas have been expanded, and three semi-private and seven private/isolation rooms have been added to the clinic. The waiting room has also been expanded and reconfigured to include play, quiet, and teen areas.
BOND completed all construction adjacent to other clinical areas, which required implementing infection control protocols to minimize risk and disruption to patients, doctors, and visitors. The BOND team also provided existing conditions laser scanning and in-depth logistics planning for the two-phased effort, resulting in significant cost and time savings for Dana-Farber.
Dana-Farber’s Jimmy Fund Clinic is hailed as a leading center of excellence for pediatric cancer treatment and research. All outpatient services provided on the 5th floor of Dana-Farber’s Yawkey Center for Cancer Care during construction will now move back to the Jimmy Fund Clinic on the 3rd floor of the Dana building at 44 Binney Street in Boston.
“BOND is thrilled to work with Dana-Farber in ensuring these improvements make a tremendous difference in the lives of staff and patients,” said BOND President Robert Murray. “In finishing this project ahead of schedule, the Jimmy Fund Clinic can now concentrate of providing top-notch pediatric cancer care in a greatly improved setting.
Since 1907, BOND has managed some of New England’s most complex construction projects. BOND operates as a construction manager for academic and healthcare clients and a self-performing general contractor for the power and energy industry. BOND is well-known for delivering reliable, safe, and high-quality work. The Building Division has recently completed high-profile projects such as Harvard Business School’s Tata Hall, Boston University’s Center for Student Services, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham’s Cancer Center, and MIT’s famed Media Lab. The Civil & Utility Division has successfully completed the Hoosac Wind Project for Iberdrola Renewables, the West Roxbury-Newton Cooling Line for Northeast Utilities, and the Needham Regulator Station for Spectra Energy.