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Look Outside: Supporting Wellness Through Healthcare Campus Planning

April 11, 2014     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Managing Editor
There are a number of forces at play that will influence providers to think about what’s happening on the outside of their facilities just as much as what's happening inside, as healthcare organizations take a larger stake in their communities and how campus planning can play a pivotal role in keeping people well.
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PHOTO TOUR: St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital

April 11, 2014     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Take a virtual walk through this replacement community hospital in Greensboro, Ga., opened in November 2013.
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Boomer Nation: Improving Building Entrances For Seniors

April 10, 2014     Gary Vance
Often unfamiliar with the path of travel when entering a healthcare facility, seniors are at risk for falls, requiring thoughtful design of the entry sequence.
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Operations Commissioning: Putting New Healthcare Buildings To The Test

April 8, 2014     Kathy Reno and David Grazman
In the same way that commissioning ensures building systems were installed properly and will perform as expected, clinical operations commissioning assesses building workflows created by a new space to ensure staff is ready to accept patients in it.
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PHOTO TOUR: School of Osteopathic Medicine at Campbell University

April 4, 2014     posted by Kristin D. Zeit
Take a visual walk through the simulation and lab spaces at the School of Osteopathic Medicine at Campbell University in North Carolina, completed in August 2013.
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PHOTO TOUR: Marlborough Hospital Cancer Pavilion

March 28, 2014     posted by Kristin D. Zeit
Take a visual walk through the new Cancer Pavilion for UMass Memorial Cancer Center at Marlborough Hospital in Marlborough, Mass., completed in fall 2013.
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The Patient Experience: Are Words Getting In The Way?

March 27, 2014     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief
The words selected by healthcare facilities for their signage, buildings, and communications are supposed to help patients and visitors navigate the space clearly and without anxiety. But a recent study shows that what providers say and what visitors comprehend are often vastly different.
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FIRST LOOK: Seymour Johnson & Warner Robins Clinics

March 26, 2014     Posted by Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Managing Editor
Take a sneak peek of two U.S. Air Force base medical facilities being replaced over the next three years.
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Full Immersion: Learning The Impact Of Design Firsthand

March 25, 2014     Christine Guzzo Vickery
A healthcare designer shares the pros and cons that he noted after becoming a patient in a bed tower he designed a decade ago.
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PHOTO TOUR: Spodak Dental Group

March 20, 2014     posted by Kristin D. Zeit
Take a visual walk through the Spodak Dental Group facility in Delray Beach, Fla., which opened in December 2013.
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