CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Studies reveal the physical environment where one receives treatment impacts a person's healing process.
With that in mind, the University of Cincinnati's Cancer Institute introduced their new positive healing space for chemotherapy patients on Monday.
UC teamed up with Rooms that Rock 4 Chemo (RTR4C), a national nonprofit organization that works to create a positive healing space for patients. When complete, this project will benefit more than 10,000 cancer patients per year.
The new space in the UC Health Barrett Cancer Center is the organization's first project in Cincinnati to transform the chemotherapy infusion areas and radiation oncology lobby in the Barrett Center.
The $200,000 project relied on the generosity of the community. Construction to remodel the space took place over the weekend with approximately 100 volunteers working around the clock to complete prior to the unveiling ceremony on Monday.