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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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NICU Simulation Lab Sees Continuous Improvement

July 24, 2015     Tammy Smith Thompson

The Institute for Patient-Centered Design’s 2013 design competition to improve the NICU environment is reaching the final installment of its resulting simulation lab, with plenty learned along the way from the industry members and other stakeholders who have weighed in on iterations of its design. Here’s some of what was learned along the way.

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Rewind: New Parkland Hospital

July 24, 2015     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor

As the industry awaits the opening of the 2.1 million-square-foot New Parkland Hospital on Aug. 20, here's a chance to review coverage of the megaproject and hear what its team members had to say over the last seven years, in this look back at Healthcare Design's archive. 

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Scale And Scope: New Parkland Hospital

July 23, 2015     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor

The original program for the New Parkland Hospital was based on a projection a bit smaller than the 2.1 million square feet the hospital ended up with, requiring the project team to make nips and tucks where it could to reel in the budget and deliver what was promised to Dallas County voters—a new hospital. 

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From The Ground Up: New Parkland Hospital

July 22, 2015     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor

Construction of the New Parkland Hospital in Dallas was a feat unto itself, with a four-party joint venture behind it. From early integration of project team members to prefabrication of building components to figuring out how exactly to build a 60-foot cantilever—and then build on top of it—team leaders share how they brought the project's 2.1 million square feet to life. 

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Colossus Of Care: New Parkland Hospital

July 21, 2015     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor

Now preparing for an August opening, Dallas County's New Parkland Hospital showcases a design inspired by the public hospital’s pursuit to rival private competitors and the need for an environment that will stand the test of time—even with 1 million patient visits a year.

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FIRST LOOK: Shriners for Children Medical Center

July 14, 2015     Posted by Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor

See a sneak peek of Shriners for Children’s new healthcare center in Pasadena, Calif., scheduled to open in 2017. 

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A Fresh Look At Pediatric Oncology, Behavioral Health Spaces

July 9, 2015     Tammy Smith Thompson

The Institute for Patient-Centered Design launches a new behavioral health design competition, as last year’s winning pediatric oncology care submission progresses toward becoming a real-life learning lab. 

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PHOTO TOUR: University of Florida Health Jacksonville

July 2, 2015     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Take a visual walk through a new outpatient medical complex in Florida, opened in March 2015.

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What’s The Best Nurses’ Station Design For Psychiatric Hospitals?

July 1, 2015     Jeffrey R. Mural

Balancing staff safety and the humane treatment of patients in behavioral healthcare facilities is often difficult when designing the nurses’ station. But options are available. Here are tips on how to figure out which one is right for your space.

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