CANA participated in a major expansion program to this existing Foothills Hospital in 1981. Key features of this development included construction of the Tom Baker Cancer Clinic, Provincial Labs, Renal Dialysis and Psychiatric Facilities, and a 200 bed auxiliary facility. This expansion added 550,000 ft2 of additional space to the hospital, increasing its treatment capacity.
Attention to circulation in the design of the facility was of importance. Patient, out-patient and visiting areas were all integrated to help improve circulation in the building. It was also necessary to provide linkage to the existing hospital so that patients and staff could maneuver around the complex with ease.