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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.

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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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Why Now Is The Time To Right-Size Healthcare Projects

February 4, 2015     Gary Vance

Although the industry has been touting the benefits of right-sizing healthcare environments for years, not everyone has embraced the approach. But thanks to new technologies and efficiencies in place, successful right-sizing is within reach now more than ever.

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Designing More Efficient Critical Access Hospitals

January 28, 2015     John W. Andrews and Jeff S. Monzu
Critical access hospitals face a number of financial challenges not seen by larger urban counterparts, calling for creative design solutions that maximize operational efficiencies and rein in costs.
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How To Determine If An Inpatient-to-Outpatient Conversion Will Work

January 28, 2015     Gary L. Vance

As healthcare trends more and more to outpatient services in lieu of inpatient care, healthcare organizations are exploring whether to build new or transition existing spaces. But how do you know if a building is a fit for conversion? Using an existing facility assessment to rate criteria and score feasibility will help the decision-making process.

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Renovating An Inpatient Unit One Room At A Time

January 26, 2015     Stephen Devon
Foregoing the traditional approach of shutting down an entire unit to complete patient room renovations, this project team realized that despite complications and increased construction costs, the best solution was to go one by one.
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5 Ways Healthcare Design Must Change

January 26, 2015     Dennis Kaiser

Healthcare is evolving, with a heightened focus on greater efficiency and higher quality of care. This shift is requiring healthcare design to evolve, too. Here are five ways to rethink the way built environments are created and what they need to achieve.

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A New Front Door: Upgrading the ED

January 8, 2015     Douglas Banks and Nathan Murray

A number of healthcare market conditions are inspiring providers and their design teams to take a fresh look at the emergency department, with a few strategies emerging to bring new life to the space and make a lasting impression.

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Best Of 2014: Camp Pendleton Replacement Hospital Mirrors Military Traditions

December 23, 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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Best of 2014: Modular Construction Delivers Flexibility To Healthcare

December 19, 2014     Barbara Horwitz-Bennett

Breaking out beyond smaller healthcare projects, modular construction is being sought out for its speed to market, quality control, and efficiency.

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Healthcare-associated Infections Keep Industry On High Alert

December 16, 2014     Sara O. Marberry
Hospitals and health systems are charged to reduce healthcare-associated infections and the tens of thousands of deaths they cause each year, inspiring design solutions to help combat the mounting epidemic.
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A Look Back At Design Ideas Of 2014

December 5, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

What are some of the most intriguing ideas and issues that were top of mind in 2014? And what trends would you like to see go away in the New Year?

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St. Anthony Hospital Finds Second Home

November 19, 2014     Margie Monin Dombrowski
After 112 years in operation, the Pendleton, Ore., hospital is enjoying a new location and all the modern conveniences that come with it.
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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.

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Consolidation Yields Systems Optimization At NEA Baptist

NEA Baptist hospital exterior
November 10, 2014     Margie Monin Dombrowski
To solve a disjointed workflow, NEA Baptist relocated to a new site where its acute care hospital, clinics, cancer center, and more than 1,200 employees could share a single campus.
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