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Q&A With Avein Saaty-Tafoy, Adelante Healthcare

September 18, 2014     Linda Plunkett Franklin
Responding to a new healthcare environment that gives patients choice in where they seek care, Adelante Healthcare strives to create accessible environments that promote a sense of brand loyalty. CEO Avein Saaty-Tafoya, named The Center for Health Design’s 2014 Changemaker, shares her vision for the organization’s future.
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Using Psychiatric Facility Design To Inspire Integrated Care Spaces

September 18, 2014     James M. Hunt
In order to answer the industry push to treat both general and psychiatric patients in one location, the proper physical environment to support integrated care is essential. In order to make these spaces safe—and attractive—for all, there’s plenty to learn from design solutions already being applied in psychiatric care settings.
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Can Healthcare Design Help Tackle Obesity?

September 16, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Despite widespread publicity about the growing problem of overweight adults and children, rates are still rising—both in the U.S. and abroad. Is it time for design to step up and offer some game-changing ideas to address this issue?
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Buying In: Retail Conversions Pay Off

September 16, 2014     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief
Browse through our one-stop shop for articles on recent retail conversion projects and insight into how healthcare systems can make the most of these opportunities.
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Standouts: Showcase Honorable Mentions

September 11, 2014     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor
While unique in their design challenges and solutions, three projects share recognition as this year’s Honorable Mention winners in the Healthcare Design Showcase.
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Zooming In: Project Details Worth A Closer Look

September 11, 2014     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief
Award winners or not, the Healthcare Design Showcase projects offered a wealth of smart design ideas in their program submissions. Here we highlight some noteworthy details from other projects that our jurors singled out for a special hat-tip.
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Building Blocks: South West Acute Creates A New Hospital In Ireland

September 10, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The facility connects to its hillside surroundings by breaking down a large, complex facility into a series of connected buildings, earning it an Award of Merit in the 2014 Healthcare Design Showcase.
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Daylighting Shines At Chris O’Brien Lifehouse In Australia

September 9, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The nonprofit treatment center combines decorative screens and fritted glass with articulated façade massing and glazing to give cancer patients a light-filled healing environment, earning it an Award of Merit in the 2014 Healthcare Design Showcase.
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Setting A New Standard For Healthcare Design

September 8, 2014     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis
Many innovations of past years are now ingrained in healthcare design practice. As this new standard emerges, the 2014 Healthcare Design Showcase jurors weigh in on the current state of design and what’s on the horizon.
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PHOTO TOUR: Resolute Health’s Wellness Campus

September 5, 2014     posted by Kristin D. Zeit
Take a visual walk though Resolute Health’s New Braunfels Community Health Commons in New Braunfels, Texas, opened in June 2014.
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Retail Conversions: 4 Success Stories

September 2, 2014     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief
Take a closer look at how an orthopedics practice, orthodontics clinic, medical center, and spinal care specialty clinic have taken over retail spaces with impressive results.
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PHOTO TOUR: Park Nicollet

August 29, 2014     posted by Kristin D. Zeit
Take a visual walk through Park Nicollet’s renovated Family Birth Center in St. Louis Park, Minn., opened March 2014.
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Emergency Response: Answering Patient Needs With A Standalone ED

August 21, 2014     Hilke Schoonvliet, Nicholas Watkins, Christy Spivey, and Chelsea Greemore
Research informed a new model of care for New Hanover Regional Medical Center’s delivery of emergency medicine.
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Creating Workplace Efficiencies That Healthcare Providers Need

August 13, 2014     Dennis Kaiser
Care delivery is evolving and with it, so must design. Two areas ripe for improvement are procedure space and inpatient beds.
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PHOTO TOUR: Microbiology Lab In Labrini, Athens

August 13, 2014     posted by Kristin D. Zeit
Take a visual walk through a new microbiology lab opened in Labrini, Athens, Greece, opened in February 2014.
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