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FIRST LOOK: Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative

May 6, 2016     Posted by Jennifer Kovacs Silvis

See a sneak peek of the replacement site for the Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative in Hackensack, N.J., scheduled for completion this fall. 

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All Is Well: Eat Well, Live Well

May 6, 2016     Susan Kreimer

More and more health systems are on a mission to show and tell their communities how to eat well. Introducing demonstration kitchens, some with mini-auditoriums, has become an innovative way for hospitals to engage the public in disease prevention and management.

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All Is Well: Health Transformation Building, Austin, Texas

May 4, 2016     Pamela Redden, UT Dell Medical School

Coming soon: UT Dell Medical School will open a new outpatient facility within Austin’s burgeoning medical district in 2017, a key part of its mission to rethink how people get and stay healthy.

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HERD Editors Named 2016 Changemakers

May 4, 2016     Posted by Jennifer Kovacs Silvis

The Center for Health Design's annual award to recognize individuals or organizations that have changed the way healthcare facilities are designed and built this year goes to the cofounders and co-editors of the Health Environments Research & Design Journal. They'll be honored at the Healthcare Design Expo & Conference in November. 

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All Is Well: Q+A With Tsoi/Kobus & Associates' Jocelyn Frederick

May 3, 2016     posted by Kristin D. Zeit

Tsoi/Kobus & Associates Principal Jocelyn Frederick discusses what "designing for wellness" means to her and how today's projects are embracing the concept.

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All Is Well: Making The Connection

May 3, 2016     Posted by Jennifer Kovacs Silvis

Columbus Regional Health in Columbus, Ind., sought to bring its patients and local community offerings well beyond traditional medical care. The result is WellConnect, a facility that houses a number of services aimed at keeping people well, from yoga classes to primary care referrals. 

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All Is Well: Q+A With Perkins+Will’s Sharon Woodworth

May 2, 2016     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

The healthcare practice leader at Perkins+Will’s San Francisco office discusses the evolution of wellness and sustainable healthcare design, the need for outcome-based codes, and why we need to start think beyond buildings to create healthcare districts.

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All Is Well: Measuring The Value Of Wellness Efforts

April 29, 2016     Posted by Jennifer Kovacs Silvis

A healthcare design firm is developing a technology that will produce hard metrics for teams to present to clients to answer questions about the real value of wellness initiatives, an attempt to capture effectiveness and measure cost against benefit.

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All Is Well: Where Hospital Staff Can Step And Retreat

April 29, 2016     Posted by Jennifer Kovacs Silvis

The Children’s Hospital Colorado South Campus features a glass stair tower for employee use, with striking views and areas for respite that inspire taking steps instead of waiting for the elevator. 

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FIRST LOOK: Sentara Norfolk General Hospital

April 28, 2016     Posted by Jennifer Kovacs Silvis

See a sneak peek of a 374,000-square-foot, three-story addition to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk, Va. 

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