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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.
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The ABCs Of Building Product Transparency

June 30, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Here’s what you need to know about product declarations and how they’re helping the healthcare industry make more informed design decisions.
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Mobile Clinic Project Thinks Global

June 23, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
A winning design in Building Trust International's Moved to Care challenge inspires ideas on how to deliver healthcare, education, and community to the globe’s hardest-to-reach populations.
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Designing Abroad: How Sustainability Is Making An Impact In The Middle East

June 17, 2014     James Atkinson
In part one of a three-part guest blog series on international design challenges, HDR’s James Atkinson looks at how extreme climate, solar energy, and the desire for better healing environments are driving sustainable solutions overseas.
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Full Immersion: A Personal Perspective On ADA Codes

June 16, 2014     Christine Guzzo Vickery
After learning plenty of lessons from being a patient in a hospital he designed, one healthcare architect gained a whole new perspective on accessibility, too, when he left the hospital in a wheelchair.
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Dell Children’s Pathway To Platinum

June 11, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The hospital’s new bed tower pushes its tradition of sustainable design forward in water and energy conservation and healthy materials sourcing.
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Healthcare Megaprojects: Challenges and Opportunities

June 3, 2014     Sheila F. Cahnman
In the second part of a two-part series on healthcare megaprojects, blogger Sheila Cahnman explores the inherent challenges of working overseas that are exacerbated by the scale of these projects. But with thoughtful planning and project management, plenty of opportunities still exist.
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Healthcare Megaprojects: They Do Exist

May 30, 2014     Sheila F. Cahnman
A review of the largest projects on the books today reveals that megaprojects—those coming in at more than 1 million square feet and 1,000 beds—are still out there and predominantly overseas, answering a host of needs surfacing around the globe.
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How To Keep Healthcare Construction Costs In Check

May 22, 2014     C. Bradley Cronk and Glenn A. Grube
Healthcare construction projects can run rampant with cost overruns, but there are plenty of solutions available to keep teams on schedule and on budget.
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Reinventing The Simulation Center OR

May 16, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center partners with the Department of Defense to explore design possibilities in trauma care by building a simulation operating room with moving walls and flexible ceiling grids.
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Medical Tourism: An Evolving Market That's Ripe For Growth And Opportunity

May 15, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
As more patients are traveling abroad for treatment, Healthcare Design looks at the drivers of this changing industry, the opportunities for growth, and what it means to designers and architects.
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One Step At A Time: Phasing Pays Off In Healthcare Renovations

May 5, 2014     Jim Bell
A phased renovation carried out through integrated project delivery streamlined the rooftop expansion of a certified joint center at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital in New London, Conn.
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Camp Pendleton Replacement Hospital: Project Breakdown

April 25, 2014     Sara O. Marberry
Details on Naval Hospital At Camp Pendleton's new replacement facility—opened December 2013—including costs, design team, and suppliers.
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Camp Pendleton Replacement Hospital Mirrors Military Traditions

April 25, 2014     Sara O. Marberry
Naval Hospital at Camp Pendleton, completed in November 2013, reflects the ideals of the patients it serves and raises the bar for military healthcare facility design.
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Designing For Wellness: The Healthcare Campus Of The Future

April 21, 2014     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Managing Editor
Healthcare providers have plenty of incentives to keep patients well—and they’re turning to design partners to re-evaluate campus planning of old in favor of new models that support healthy lifestyles rather than treating illness.
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