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Designing To Accommodate The Short-Stay Patient

February 5, 2016     Sheila F. Cahnman

The number of patients classified as not requiring inpatient admission is growing, meaning hospitals and their design partners must find solutions to support a short-stay environment. Blogger Sheila Cahnman shares some ideas on where to stray from a traditional observation unit approach. 

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Product News Roundup: Week of 2.1.16

February 5, 2016     Posted by Shandi Matambanadzo, Associate Editor

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

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Christchurch Outpatient Clinic Design Gets Green Light

February 5, 2016     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

The five-story outpatient facility in New Zealand will measure 113,021 square feet and is expected to be completed in 2018.

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Austin Regional Clinic Constructing New Facility

February 5, 2016     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

The 20,000-square-foot facility will house pediatrics, adult medicine, family practice, and medical home services.

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Five Ways Design Can Make Doctors' Visits Shorter

February 4, 2016     Delia Caldwell and David Martin

Not only do patients appreciate doctors’ visits that get them in and out, but shorter appointments mean providers can see more patients in a day. Design is key to success. Here are a few ideas on how to create spaces that make the average outpatient visit a whole lot faster. 

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Pearland Medical Center To Join The Woman's Hospital of Texas

February 4, 2016     Posted by Shandi Matambanadzo, Associate Editor

The affiliation will be known as The Woman's Hospital of Texas at Pearland Medical Center as of  Feb. 18, 2016.

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Ground Breaks On Addition At Davie Medical Center – Bermuda Run

February 4, 2016     Posted by Shandi Matambanadzo, Associate Editor

The three-story, $47 million facility relocates inpatient services from the Mocksville, N.C., campus to the Bermuda Run campus, consolidating services in one location. 

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Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital To Expand, Renovate Emergency Department

February 4, 2016     Posted by Shandi Matambanadzo, Associate Editor

The 8,210-square-foot project is expected to be completed by March 2017 and includes a new canopy entrance, new private emergency care rooms, new physician and nurse workstations, and more. 

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FIRST LOOK: Austin Regional Clinic

February 3, 2016     Posted by Jennifer Kovacs Silvis

See a sneak peek of the new location for Austin Regional Clinic in Cedar Park, Texas. 

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Hamilton Medical Center To Build Cancer Institute

February 3, 2016     Posted by Jennifer Kovacs Silvis

The three-story, 37,800-square-foot structure will go up across from the main hospital to support a collaborative approach to oncology treatment.

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New Arkansas Children’s Hospital Campus Gets OK

February 3, 2016     Posted by Jennifer Kovacs Silvis

A local planning commission approved plans for a 225,000-square-foot hospital in Springdale, Ark., answering the need for pediatric services in Northwest Arkansas. 

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Payette Launches Memorial Scholarship

February 3, 2016     Posted by Jennifer Kovacs Silvis

The Sho-Ping Chin Memorial Academic Scholarship is founded in memory of firm principal and healthcare architect Sho-Ping Chin and her leadership in supporting female architects. 

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Examining The Exam Room: 3 Trends To Watch

February 2, 2016     Christine Guzzo Vickery

The once standardized exam room is evolving to support a lot more than just the patient exam, with three trends influencing the design of this space the most.