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Is Your Healthcare Facility Extreme Weather Ready?

July 31, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

A new U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit is now available to help guide healthcare facilities in developing sustainable and climate-resilient buildings.

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Little Things: Designing For Labor, Delivery, And Beyond

July 31, 2015     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor

Hospitals and health systems around the country are investing capital dollars in the birth experience, from creating standalone birth centers to renovating obstetrics units, all in an effort to get the details right for that special day—and, hopefully, inspire lifelong relationships along the way.

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Peel Memorial Tops Off In Toronto

July 31, 2015     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

The 585,000-square-foot ambulatory clinic is targeting LEED Silver and will include a dialysis clinic, dedicated seniors’ wellness center, a Centre for Mental Health and Addiction, and an extended hour Urgent Care Centre.

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Dignity Health Adds Third Freestanding ER In Phoenix

July 31, 2015     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

The new Dignity Health Arizona General Hospital Emergency Room will house a full radiology suite and an accredited laboratory.

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All In One: Designing Womens’ And Children’s Hospitals

July 31, 2015     Tatiana Guimaraes

Designing healthcare facilities for women and children calls for a balance of three distinct patient groups—adults, children, and infants—all while maintaining efficient operations. It’s a tall order, but this blog from AIA AAH identifies details to consider.

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Product News Roundup: Week of 7.27.15

July 31, 2015     Posted by Shandi Matambanadzo, Asscoiate Editor

A weekly roundup of new products and vendor news in the healthcare industry.

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Industry Briefs: Week of 7.27.15

July 31, 2015     Posted by Shandi Matambanadzo, Asscoiate Editor

Personnel change announcements and industry updates from Gresham, Smith and Partners, Francis Cauffman, The Health Care Institute, and more.

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AAHF, EMF Announce New Grant Initiative, Legacy Fund

July 30, 2015     Posted by Shandi Matambanadzo, Asscoiate Editor

The initiative will support research exploring the relationship between the design and operations of emergency departments. The Academy of Architecture for Health Foundation has also created a legacy fund to allow contributors to support educational and research initiatives.

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Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital Replaces Inpatient Care Facilities

July 30, 2015     Posted by Shandi Matambanadzo, Asscoiate Editor

The new hospital includes all private inpatient rooms, a new emergency department, and meets state-mandated seismic safety standards.

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Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Marble Falls Readies For Grand Opening

July 30, 2015     Posted by Shandi Matambanadzo, Asscoiate Editor

The current construction will allow for future expansion to include two additional operating suites, four additional ICU beds, and 30 additional general medical-surgical beds.

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Room To Grow At Texas Children’s Hospital

July 30, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

The updated and expanded Child Life Zone gives patients, families, and therapists more room to play, work, and spend time together.

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CHOP Opens Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care

July 29, 2015     Posted by Jennifer Kovacs Silvis

The 12-story building houses The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's specialty services, such as orthopedics, oncology, radiology, and otolaryngology, with more specialties to be added later.

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Akron Children’s Hospital Embarks On Another Expansion

July 29, 2015     Posted by Jennifer Kovacs Silvis

After recently completing a new seven-story patient tower, Akron Children's Hospital in Akron, Ohio, is undergoing a $6.6 million expansion of its OR suites.