Patient Support Pavilion

Patient Support Pavilion

Most patients find that cancer is easier to confront and handle when they know the facts about the disease and its treatment. The Patient Support Pavilion provides information and education for patients and their family members in a comfortable and inviting location.

8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, First Floor

Learn more about the resources available at the Patient Support Pavilion.

The Gathering Place Cafe

The Gathering Place Café is an inviting oasis where you can relax and recharge – with food that nourishes the body and revitalizes the soul, in a refreshing atmosphere filled with the soothing elements of nature.

In addition to serving a full selection of Starbucks beverages, the café also serves a wide selection of breakfast and lunch items. Selections change seasonally, so you’ll want to check back often for the latest menu additions. Gluten-free options are available.

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Gathering Place Cafe

Kristen J. Madsen Wig Boutique

Losing your hair due to cancer treatment can be an overwhelming and emotional experience. At our Kristen J. Madsen Wig Boutique, trained staff and volunteers will help you select a wig and hats to make this transition a little easier. The boutique is open to all patients free of charge and is located in the Patient Support Pavilion on the first floor.  Learn more

Seed of Hope

The Seed of Hope sculpture is a symbol of hope and healing for patients at the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute.

On each patient’s final day of active treatment, we present him or her with two seed-shaped tokens. One token is placed in the sculpture as a celebration of survivorship. The second token is taken with them to keep or to pass along as a symbol of hope to someone else facing a challenge.

Read their stories

Central Atrium at the Cancer Institute

Central Atrium

The Central Atrium is where visitors, patients and employees play the piano at the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute.  Watch some of the performances


Horace C. Cabe Foundation Solarium

If you are in between appointments or need a place to relax, our solarium offers a serene environment for hope and healing.

The healing garden

The Healing Garden

If you enjoy a good patio, visit our Healing Garden.  It is a quiet place to enjoy your lunch or read beside the fountains.

Relaxation Room

The Relaxation Room

A Relaxation Room is available for patients and caregivers in need of a quiet place to rest while visiting the Cancer Institute.  Learn More

Chapel at the Cancer Institute


Your spiritual well-being is important to us. Our chapel is open to anyone seeking solace through prayer and meditation.

Gift Shop at the Cancer Institute

The Gift Shop

From the moment you walk into the Cancer Institute Gift Shop, you’ll feel compassion and care from the staff and volunteers. The shop is filled with gift items, home décor, lotions, handbags, and more items handpicked with our patients and visitors in mind.  Learn more