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Sports Stadiums: A New Playing Field For Healthcare Design?

July 16, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Sports and healthcare naturally benefit one another, so why aren’t they more integrated in the built environment? An exhibit in the Netherlands proposes turning former sports arenas, such as a FIFA World Cup stadium, into environments for preventative care.

It’s A Family Affair

July 3, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Healthcare facilities are updating and introducing new family and visitor spaces to send a message to loved ones that they’re important.

Q&A with the USGBC’s Brendan Owens

June 27, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
As the topic of product transparency and materials disclosure heats up in 2014, the U.S. Green Building Council’s vice president of LEED technical development talks about the rating system’s evolution and why the market’s ripe for change.

Spreading The Word About Simulation Modeling

June 20, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
A webinar panel during next week’s Healthcare Design Education Day plans to share the real-world benefits of this design tool in multiple stages of the project planning process.

Family And Visitor Spaces: An Opportunity To Innovate

June 6, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
In an age of mobile technology, families and visitors are less tethered to patient rooms, leaving healthcare facilities with an opportunity to offer new spaces to take a break.

Daring To Be Different

May 28, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
There’s a lot of talk about branding and design in healthcare these days, but how many are actually walking the walk? One owner shows how with a striking exterior for its new hospital in Cincinnati.

The Importance Of Asking “What If”

May 16, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
There are a number of questions that need to be answered at the start of any project. But taking the time to consider a few out-of-box ideas may result in the next game changer in healthcare design.

What's Making The Medical Travel Bug Catch On?

April 23, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Going beyond elective surgeries, a growing number of patients are seeking tertiary care abroad. What factors are driving this trend and what opportunities does it bring to design?

Tipping Point Of Sustainable Design

April 18, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Energy efficient, low-VOC, and LEED—these are all part of the growing green vernacular in healthcare design. So when will green buildings be the norm?

Can I Help You With That Door?

April 3, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
A trip to an orthopedic office illustrates the importance of remembering the patients you’re designing for and how their needs should be considered with every design choice you make—starting with the front door.
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