The UCLA Outpatient Surgery and Oncology Center has been published in the book titled "Specialized Hospitals Design & Planning." The book is published by Design Media Publishing and was edited by Rebel Roberts. The UCLA Outpatient Surgery and Oncology Center is located in Santa Monica, CA and was designed by Michael W. Folonis Architects in 2012. The Surgery Center has a gross area of about 45,000 square feet and is a three-story building that links two distinct wings via a central, full-height, expansive and light-filled lobby.
"Specialized Hospitals Design & Planning" discusses the consideration for designers of modern healthcare facilities in providing a clean and efficient health environment, because the patients' health, safety, and emotions do not depend on the staff's professional skills only. The environment of a hospital also has its healing benefits, which has won more recognition nowadays. A specialized hospital focus on one medical discipline, and thus for its space design, one must carefully consider the specialized medical and procedure model , and the patients' special requirements. Included in the book are children's hospitals, women's hospitals, cancer centers and mental health hospitals. The book presents these hospitals as "artworks," which provide healing functions, created by architects, interior designers, artists, and healthcare staff together.