T. Boone Pickens Hospice was created with a committed vision to care for the body, mind and spirit of all who experiences this unique healthcare facility.
The T. Boone Pickens Hospice and Palliative Care center is located on a nine acre site that includes a 5-acre pond. Two separate buildings, the Inpatient Care Center (ICC) and the Educational Resource Center (ERC), have been designed with a third, The Child and Family Bereavement Center, scheduled to come online in the future.
In the ICC the design team went to great lengths to take advantage of the ideal location by laying out the building so each and every one of the 36 units has a direct view of the lake. All units have a balcony large enough to accommodate the patient’s double bed, allowing them to enjoy the outdoors. If the situation requires the patient to stay inside, or if the family wants to stay the night, a daybed has been built into the unit right under two windows that also overlook the lake. Other built-in elements include a wardrobe, shelving, drawers, and a desk. These elements and a large headboard that conceals medical-care connections are made of a deep, rich walnut that gives warmth to the space. The ICC also has many amenities throughout the building including family living rooms, kitchens, and sunrooms on each floor, a library, meditation room, music room and café.
The ERC sits less than 100 feet away; this unique building has a program that is the first of its kind. The upper floors include office space for PSC’s Home Care Program, and on the lower levels a training and research facility has been designed to help prepare those who will be caring for patients. The facility includes large meeting rooms for lectures, a resource library, outdoor amphitheater and a unit mockup for hands-on learning.