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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.