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Concord Medical Acquires Fortis Surgical Hospital In Singapore

March 27, 2015     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The new owner plans to rename the facility and expand service offerings.
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PHOTO TOUR: Halton McMaster Family Health Clinic

March 27, 2015     posted by Kristin D. Zeit
Take a visual walk through the Halton McMaster Family Health Clinic in Burlington, Ontario, opened November 2014.
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FIRST LOOK: Eastern Maine Medical Center Modernization Project

March 25, 2015     Posted by Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor
See a sneak peek of the 361,000-square-foot patient tower being built in Bangor, Maine, and expected to open in 2017.
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Take 5 With Anthony J. Haas

March 25, 2015     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The president of the American College of Healthcare Architects and senior principal at WHR Architects discusses the top five trends and issues getting his attention right now.
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In His Own Words: The HCD 10’s Sean Gouvin

March 24, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
This is the second installment of our HCD 10 podcast series, featuring an interview with Baystate Health’s Sean Gouvin, this year’s facility manager winner. Check back each week for more installments.
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Healthcare Design Innovation Requires Leap Of Faith

March 23, 2015     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor
The state of healthcare today calls for new built environment solutions, but adoption can be slow in an industry that’s more comfortable relying on tried-and-true approaches. Healthcare Design’s Innovation Survey sheds light on the state of innovation in healthcare design today and what challenges must be overcome to move us all forward.
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PHOTO TOUR: Forest Park Medical Center San Antonio

March 20, 2015    
Take a visual walk through Forest Park Medical Center San Antonio in San Antonio, Texas, opened in October 2014.
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In Her Own Words: The HCD 10’s Christine Hester Devens

March 18, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Installment 1 of The HCD 10 podcast series features AECOM’s Christine Hester Devens, who talks about her first love, why facilities should make room for a “Genius Bar,” and the keys to designing timeless healthcare environments.
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Point-of-Care Workstations Contribute to Improved Nursing Workflows

March 18, 2015     John Pierson, Carstens, Inc.

Almost 82 percent of a nurse’s time throughout their workday is spent away from the point of care. In a healthcare environment that is transitioning to a pay-for-performance model where patient outcomes and experiences are driving the bottom line, better delivery of care is needed.

Implementation of secure bedside or room-side cabinets to store medication and frequently used supplies for patient care is an emerging trend in modern healthcare design and is improving workflow efficiency, reducing errors, and enhancing the patient experience. Click here to read more.

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Using Big Data To Guide Master Facilities Plans

March 17, 2015     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor
Big data only tells so much without being thoroughly analyzed and used to guide change. Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation shared how it turned to information on its local markets to inspire its ambulatory strategy and facility plans.
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