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HCD Expo Tour: Houston Methodist Hospital Outpatient Center

November 13, 2016     Anne DiNardo, Executive Editor

Lessons learned after the opening of the 1.6 million-square-foot outpatient center drove design improvements on four shell floors, which were on display during one of the facility tours at this year’s Healthcare Design Expo & Conference.

New Ideas For The New Year

December 11, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Before we say goodbye to 2015, let's take a moment to reflect on some of the industry’s best moments and what we'd like to see happen in the coming months.

What I Learned On My Tour Of Park Nicollet Women’s Center

July 28, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Start with 18 bathrooms, bring 15 services together under one roof, and offer two types of waiting environments—including space for kids—and you’re on the right path to improving the healthcare experience for women.

Is Designing For Resiliency The New Normal?

June 11, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

The effects of climate change and extreme weather events aren't just a concern for hospitals in traditionally high-risk areas anymore. Perkins+Will's Robin Guenther explains why more healthcare facilities should be assessing their vulnerabilities and adapting their designs.

Can Better Bariatric Design Lead To Better Reimbursement Rates?

May 29, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

A speaker at this year’s HCD Conference & Expo makes the case that revising our classification of bariatric patients can lead not only to improved care and safer environments for patients and staff but even how facilities are compensated for care.

3 Reasons To Embark On A Master Plan

May 12, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

The master planning process is more complex than ever, but investing the time and effort can lead to a more efficient, well-focused organization.

Good-Natured Design

April 9, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital shows how to use evidence-based design and integrated landscape elements to stand out in the healing-design crowd.

Getting Up Close And Personal With The HCD 10

March 18, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Healthcare Design wanted to know what inspires this year’s HCD 10 honorees and what they’d like to change most in healthcare design. So we turned on the tape recorder and asked them a few questions. Hear their stories in our new podcast series.

Keeping Up With Change In Healthcare

March 6, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Speakers at the latest Healthcare Design Academy in Bethesda, Md., delivered ideas on a range of topics from the evolution of ambulatory care centers and how to meet patient's ever-changing needs to using retail strategies to identify the best facility location.

Finding Room For Our Social Support Systems In The Care Process

February 20, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

If improving lifestyle habits and impacting population health involves taking a more family-centered approach to care, why are we still visiting the doctor by ourselves? And how can the built environment help change this?

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