Blogs

Tour: Kaiser Permanente San Diego Central Hospital

November 16, 2014     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor

The new hospital in San Diego is being built to the Kaiser Permanente template but with some twists, thanks to concepts presented through the organization's Small Hospital, Big Idea Competition. Attendees of the 2014 Healthcare Design Conference had a chance to visit the site and see mock-ups of those new ideas in practice. 

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.

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.

Understanding Why Chinese Healthcare Design Is Different

November 12, 2014     Edison Woo

China is a major market for healthcare design, and U.S. firms looking to enter should understand not just how hospitals are designed differently there, but why.

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.

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.

Research Tools For Healthcare Design

October 22, 2014     Christine Guzzo Vickery

After identifying a healthcare design problem, it’s time to see if there’s existing evidence that might provide a solution. If not, designers will need to conduct their own research, and there are several tools available to get the job done.

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.

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?
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