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At Bat: Nurses Step Up To Design Plate

August 27, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

What’s the value of the clinician’s point of view in the planning and design of healthcare facilities? Two industry leaders talk about how nurses’ role has changed in the last decade and how they’re helping them get more involved.

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Phase 1 Of Frick Hospital Renovation Now Complete

August 27, 2015     Posted by Shandi Matambanadzo, Asscoiate Editor

Included in this aspect of the project are improvements totaling $3.3 million to renovate the outpatient laboratory, emergency department, and the Excela Advanced Sleep Center.

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Take 5 With Erica Steenstra

August 26, 2015     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

The director of environments with Taylor Design discusses the top five trends and issues getting her attention right now.

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Construction Contract Awarded For Children’s Hospital of Saskatchewan

August 26, 2015     Posted by Jennifer Kovacs Silvis

The move allows construction of the Canadian hospital's Phase 2 project to begin in September. 

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University of Vermont Medical Center Completes Mother-Baby Unit

August 26, 2015     Posted by Jennifer Kovacs Silvis

The $15.8 million project upgraded rooms that were more than 50 years old, providing privacy for patients and space for families. 

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Driving Performance At Scott & White Clinic Rock Prairie

August 26, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Scott & White Healthcare focused on new departmental synergies and Lean principles to design a clinic that’s able to flex for future needs.

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A Year’s Worth Of Healthcare Industry Lessons

August 25, 2015     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief

Break out the notebooks: It’s back-to-school time for all of us, as learning opportunities both within and outside the healthcare design community ramp up for the fall.

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Architecture Billings Index Remains Healthy

August 25, 2015     Posted by Shandi Matambanadzo, Asscoiate Editor

The Northeast region is starting to rebound and the index indicates there is sustained demand for design services in nearly all nonresidential project types.

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Royal Columbian Redevelopment Project Issues RFQ

August 25, 2015     Posted by Shandi Matambanadzo, Asscoiate Editor

The total cost of Phase 1 is estimated at $258.9 million, and construction is expected to start in 2016 and finish in 2019.

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MercyRockford Health To Create One Hospital On Two Campuses

August 25, 2015     Posted by Shandi Matambanadzo, Asscoiate Editor

Once a Certificate of Need is approved by the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board for the $400 million project, MercyRockford anticipates that construction will begin in late 2016.

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Tips To Reduce MRI Noise And Vibration In Healthcare Environments

August 24, 2015     Benjamin Davenny

The surfaces surrounding an MRI can contribute to the noise the machine creates, but they can also work to diminish it. Here are some ways to help keep the peace.

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Community Health Systems To Spin Off 38 Hospitals

August 24, 2015     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The company is creating a new publicly traded hospital company, Quorum Health Corporation, with focus on smaller facilities and hospital management company. 
 
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Dignity Adds ED In Arizona

August 24, 2015     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The full-service facility houses a radiology suite and laboratory.