Virginia Hospital Center Accuray CyberKnife

Washington, DC
Overview

Virginia Hospital Center, designated as a Magnet hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, is a 342-bed, not-for-profit, teaching facility that has served the Washington, DC metropolitan area for 70 years and offers comprehensive healthcare and multiple, independently recognized Centers of Excellence including: Cardiology & Cardiovascular Surgery, the Reinsch Pierce Family Center for Breast Health, Neuroscience / Stroke, Oncology, Orthopedics (Total Joint Replacement Services), Bariatric Surgery, Palliative Care, Inpatient Rehab, Wound Healing and Hyperbaric, Emergency Services, Women and Infant Health and Urology. 

The Virginia Hospital Center Accuray CyberKnife Renovation project was a five-month renovation of an existing oncology suite. The renovation included removal of existing S.O.G. to install footings for 48” to 54” thick reinforced concrete vault walls and installation of a structural steel ceiling to support the lead shielding. All work was performed within a live environment, and this was one of the first suites ever installed with the “Robo Couch” feature, with which the patient table moves in tandem with the cyberknife machine.