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Top Glass Manufacturing Executive Discusses Latest Trends for Architectural and Specialty Glass

December 22, 2015     Adam Armstrong

Dynamic glass installations and architectural wall placements in healthcare have lent designers greater flexibility to creatively use light, and create visually stunning environments conducive to healing.  Listen to President of McGrory Glass, Chris McGrory, as he discusses top trends in glass installations for a variety of spaces, sustainability within healthcare, and why McGrory Glass is commonly specified on projects.

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Patient-Centered Design Applications for Modern Healthcare Spaces

December 17, 2015     Adam Armstrong

In the shift to an emphasis on value-based care, patient HCAHPS scores can be influenced from intake to discharge—presenting an opportunity for architects and designers to massively influence outcomes and reimbursement through design.  

Watch this video as Mark Allen, Founding Partner and President of Futrus® Solutions With DuPont™ Corian®, defines the top trends in patient-centered design for the clinical environment.  Joining Mark is Tim Wright, Regional Sales Manager for DuPont™ Corian® Solid Surface, as he outlines how Corian® is influencing modern applications and designs within healthcare.

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View From The Top: Healthcare Green Roofs

December 17, 2015     Barbara Horwitz-Bennett

The design and installation of green roofs in healthcare have come a long way over the past decade, with earlier missteps yielding plenty of lessons to be applied to a new generation of healing spaces.

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Delivering Results: A Breakdown Of Healthcare Construction Delivery Methods

November 9, 2015     Charles H. Griffin

Whether reduced cost, speed to market, risk mitigation, or ownership control is the objective, there’s a delivery method out there that’s right for your next healthcare construction project. Find the pros and cons of all the options detailed here. 

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Georgia’s Newest Resident: Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton

November 5, 2015     Barbara-Horwitz Bennett

Answering the needs of an underserved community that’s grown exponentially in size in recent decades, Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton is also the first new hospital to turn its lights on in the state in 20 years.

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The Next Wave In Cancer Center Design

October 26, 2015     Dyutima Jha

As the latest breakthrough in delivering radiation for cancer treatment, carbon-ion therapy is gaining popularity worldwide and inching toward more adoption in the U.S., calling for designs that support the highly complex—and expensive—technology

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Weathering The Storm

October 8, 2015     Debra Levin

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

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.
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