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Aesthetics Of A Successful Waiting Room

April 16, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Furniture, lighting, and artwork are some of the elements designers are using to up the ante in healthcare facilities.
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2013 HCDE Photos

April 15, 2014    
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Waiting Rooms: How To Design To Impress

April 15, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
No longer just a place for sitting or watching TV, today's waiting areas are an opportunity to make a good impression, put patients and guests at ease, and get a leg up on the competition.
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Proving ROI On Healthcare Design

April 15, 2014     Ellen Taylor
Presenting a business case to justify proposed design interventions in healthcare facilities can be challenging, but there are plenty of approaches to take to support an investment.
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PHOTO TOUR: St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital

April 11, 2014     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Take a virtual walk through this replacement community hospital in Greensboro, Ga., opened in November 2013.
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Take Five With Alicia Wachtel

April 8, 2014     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The vice president and regional healthcare practice leader with HOK discusses the top five trends and issues getting her attention right now.
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Operations Commissioning: Putting New Healthcare Buildings To The Test

April 8, 2014     Kathy Reno and David Grazman
In the same way that commissioning ensures building systems were installed properly and will perform as expected, clinical operations commissioning assesses building workflows created by a new space to ensure staff is ready to accept patients in it.
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PHOTO TOUR: School of Osteopathic Medicine at Campbell University

April 4, 2014     posted by Kristin D. Zeit
Take a visual walk through the simulation and lab spaces at the School of Osteopathic Medicine at Campbell University in North Carolina, completed in August 2013.
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Research Brief: Patient Visibility And ICU Mortality

April 3, 2014     Adapted from The HERD Journal, Winter 2014 issue
A recent study confirms that patient outcomes are affected by patient room visibility for caregivers in the ICU environment.
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Designing Outdoor Spaces To Fit Specific Patient Populations

April 1, 2014     Clare Cooper Marcus and Naomi A. Sachs
From an acute care setting to a behavioral health center, tailored approaches to landscape architecture that answer the needs of different patients can facilitate healing and keep them safe.
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