Anne DiNardo's blog

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?

An App A Day Can Keep The Doctor Away

January 15, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Morristown Medical Center isn’t just accepting the fact that more patients and family members are using online resources to get health information. It’s actively engaging in that conversation with a new retail concept that helps connect patients and staff with the latest apps and devices.

Finding Friendship Through Architecture

January 7, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Cleveland Clinic’s Randy Geise and 13-year-old patient Brendan Watson share an interest in campus buildings, 3-D models, and knock-knock jokes. Their story is a reminder that design ideas—as well as friendships—can be found in unexpected places.

Lighting Up the ED With Nature

December 22, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

A look at how emergency departments are bringing the healing properties of daylighting and views to the outdoors within their walls.

A Look Back At Design Ideas Of 2014

December 5, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

What are some of the most intriguing ideas and issues that were top of mind in 2014? And what trends would you like to see go away in the New Year?

Eskenazi Hospital: One Year Later

November 26, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

What design features are improving results and leading to better patient and staff satisfaction at one of the country’s largest public safety-net hospitals? During the Healthcare Design Conference, members of the design team took time to share what they’ve learned over the past 12 months.

Tour: Douglas & Nancy Barnhart Cancer Center at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center

November 16, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Through the eyes of a patient, HCD Conference visitors learned how the facility's non-technical design elements, including its spa-like aesthetics and views to the outdoors, are just as important as its cutting-edge equipment.

Like A Good Neighbor: Eskenazi Health, Indianapolis

October 30, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Eskenazi Health doesn’t just say it’s serious about its civic role in Indianapolis, it’s walking the walk at its new campus with three design features that broaden the idea of healthcare and community.

Designing For Men

October 2, 2014     Posted By Anne DiNardo
Most men are known for being reluctant to seek care until the last minute. But as the push toward preventative care catches on, can facility design entice men to be comfortable seeking care in sickness and in health?

Can Healthcare Design Help Tackle Obesity?

September 16, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Despite widespread publicity about the growing problem of overweight adults and children, rates are still rising—both in the U.S. and abroad. Is it time for design to step up and offer some game-changing ideas to address this issue?
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