Healthcare Building Ideas


Weathering The Storm

October 8, 2015     Debra Levin

Building resiliency into healthcare spaces means more than you might think.


New Orleans Hospitals Adapt And Overcome

October 7, 2015     Craig Guillot

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, two new hospitals are rising, with designs that respond to the inherent threats of the city’s geography.


Clinic Design’s Next Gold Standard

October 1, 2015     Christine Guzzo Vickery

Today’s clinic spaces must answer providers’ needs for care delivery today and provide the ability to turn that model upside down tomorrow.


Union Village: Introducing A First

September 22, 2015     Ed Miller and Danny Boh

The team behind the in-progress Union Village in Nevada kicks off a series of blogs providing insight on challenges encountered and lessons learned while planning this first-of-its-kind health village, starting with how the IPD team was selected. 


OR Designs That Are Ready For The Cutting Edge

September 8, 2015     Barbara Horwitz-Bennett

Larger operating rooms, hybrid suites, end-user input, and well-planned adjacencies and patient flow are all on the table when it comes to ensuring optimal outcomes in today’s surgery departments.


Design Rx: Delivering Operationally Efficient Pharmacies

September 1, 2015     Barbara Horwitz-Bennett

Today’s hospital pharmacies are stepping up their support of building productivity and patient care, while designers step up the functionality of the spaces themselves.


Tips To Reduce MRI Noise And Vibration In Healthcare Environments

August 24, 2015     Benjamin Davenny

The surfaces surrounding an MRI can contribute to the noise the machine creates, but they can also work to diminish it. Here are some ways to help keep the peace.


The IPD Contract: What It Covers And Why It Matters

August 4, 2015     Andrew Quirk

Tenets of integrated project delivery (IPD) have been applied to healthcare construction projects large and small for years, but using a formal IPD contract isn’t nearly as common. Tying firms to the project in a shared-risk model stands to improve teamwork and provides a framework for carrying out a project successfully.


UCSF Medical Center At Mission Bay Houses Three Hospitals In One

June 11, 2015     Margie Monin Dombrowski
The new San Francisco campus centralizes UCSF’s core service lines and expands outpatient offerings with the construction of three distinct hospitals under one roof, improving collaboration and resource sharing.

Improving Hospital Ecosystems With Bioinformed Design

June 2, 2015     Sheila F. Cahnman

Research indicates that efforts to create an ultra-clean patient environment may actually be removing ecosystems that can help patients heal, calling for a new paradigm in how hospitals are designed and maintained.


Raising The Bar On MOB Design

May 26, 2015     Sharon Schnall
The design of the new Kaiser Permanente Antelope Valley Medical Offices is inspired—inside and out—by the beauty and challenges of its California desert locale, responding to that climate with LEED Platinum-level solutions.

Building Smart In Healthcare

April 7, 2015     Jason Seaburg
New technologies are optimizing healthcare construction sites, helping teams rein in costs and speed up schedules.

Designing For The Generational Shift

Center for Addiction and Mental Health designed by Stantec and C4 Architects
March 10, 2015     Barbara Horwitz-Bennett
Older patients have always been among the most frequent users of healthcare services. But as baby boomers continue to age, the number of seniors entering acute care facilities is skyrocketing, pushing providers and designers to create spaces that support their outcomes and satisfaction.

Not All Functions Need To Be In The Hospital Anymore

February 11, 2015     Gary Vance

It’s costly to house any service within a hospital. And thanks to advancements in technology, many functions don’t need to be on-site anyway. Here’s how to determine what could find a new home.


The HCD 10: Matthew Gutwein and Dr. Lisa E. Harris, Provider

February 10, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Matthew Gutwein, president and CEO, Health & Hospital Corp. of Marion County, and Dr. Lisa E. Harris, CEO, Eskenazi Health, are named The HCD 10 Provider for their work in 2014.
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