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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?

Designing To Help Those in Need

September 5, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Delivering healthcare facilities to one of the most underserved regions in the world starts with listening and involving residents in the building process.

Data Centers: One Size Does Not Fit All

August 21, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
As the need for storing and securing medical data continues to grow, owners should know they’ve got options.

Playing It Cool With Facility Design

August 8, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Who says colorful materials and inspiring features should be reserved for patient rooms and public spaces? A chiller plant on Ohio State’s campus demonstrates how a little wow can go a long way on any campus building.

3 Challenges For Healthcare Architects And Designers

August 1, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Healthcare leaders sent a message to attendees at the annual Summer Leadership Summit in Chicago: Help us solve some of the issues and challenges we’re facing.

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.
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