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Open Now: Healthcare Design Innovation Survey

December 8, 2014     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief

Your input is needed to shape the future of innovative initiatives to better serve the healthcare design community.

Palomar Medical Center: Two Years Later

December 2, 2014     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief

After two tumultuous years of operation, Palomar Medical Center in Escondido, Calif., still offers positive lessons in patient-centered and staff-supportive design, as seen in a facility tour during the 2014 Healthcare Design Conference.

Welcome To The 2014 Healthcare Design Conference

November 16, 2014     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief

This year’s Healthcare Design Conference in San Diego brings together big crowds, diverse industry professionals, and new opportunities and insights for an industry poised to innovate—or else.

More Support For A Room Of One's Own

October 29, 2014     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief

Evidence mounts in the case for private patient rooms for even the youngest occupants, as recent research shows improved outcomes for single-family room NICU patients at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island.

Infection Prevention: What Design Can Do

October 14, 2014     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief
The Ebola threat underscores the need for all players in the healthcare arena—designers, engineers, and architects included—to do everything they can to stop the spread of infection within facilities.

Are You Top 10 Material?

October 10, 2014     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO NOV. 21: Nominations for The HCD 10 are open, and we’re looking for a few good men and women—and one outstanding organization—to honor for their accomplishments over the past 12 months. Here’s the scoop.

Signs Of Life In A “Comatose” Industry

September 17, 2014     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief
After decades of operating as an industrial system that “contributes to problems it’s there to solve,” the U.S. healthcare industry is starting to wake up, said Robin Guenther of Perkins+Will, speaking at TEDMED. An important step in the process: Buildings that do no harm.

Why International Healthcare Projects Are Grabbing The Spotlight

September 11, 2014     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief
So many attention-grabbing projects these days are sitting on foreign soil. Is it a grass-is-greener thing? Or legitimately “better” examples of architecture and interior design?

Moving Within Before Moving On

September 4, 2014     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief
Designers envision a world where death isn’t scary and a hospice center becomes an integral part of a community’s fabric, with patients, volunteers, and local children leaning on one another all the way.

Sponsored Spaces in Hospitals: Minding the Mixed Messages

August 1, 2014     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief
Hospital systems must carefully consider donation sources to make sure they’re not sending the wrong message to the community. When the money is spent on branded spaces within the hospital, it adds a whole other layer of scrutiny.
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