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PHOTO TOUR: Halton McMaster Family Health Clinic

March 27, 2015     posted by Kristin D. Zeit
Take a visual walk through the Halton McMaster Family Health Clinic in Burlington, Ontario, opened November 2014.
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FIRST LOOK: Eastern Maine Medical Center Modernization Project

March 25, 2015     Posted by Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor
See a sneak peek of the 361,000-square-foot patient tower being built in Bangor, Maine, and expected to open in 2017.
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Getting Up Close And Personal With The HCD 10

March 18, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Healthcare Design wanted to know what inspires this year’s HCD 10 honorees and what they’d like to change most in healthcare design. So we turned on the tape recorder and asked them a few questions. Hear their stories in our new podcast series.

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Designing For The Generational Shift

Center for Addiction and Mental Health designed by Stantec and C4 Architects
March 10, 2015     Barbara Horwitz-Bennett
Older patients have always been among the most frequent users of healthcare services. But as baby boomers continue to age, the number of seniors entering acute care facilities is skyrocketing, pushing providers and designers to create spaces that support their outcomes and satisfaction.
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PHOTO TOUR: ORMC North Tower

March 6, 2015     posted by Kristin D. Zeit
Take a visual walk through the new North Tower at Orlando Regional Medical Center in Florida, opened in January 2015.
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PHOTO TOUR: American College of Chest Physicians HQ And Training Center

February 27, 2015     posted by Kristin D. Zeit
Take a visual walk through the global headquarters and Innovation, Simulation, and Training Center for the American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) in Glenview, Ill., completed in January 2014.
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3 Elements To Consider When Planning A Hybrid OR

February 23, 2015     Kevin Downey

Hybrid operating rooms are incredibly complex healthcare spaces to design. But the right planning with the right stakeholders will help simplify the process. 

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Hope House: A Stepping Stone For Behavioral Health Patients

February 18, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The 6,859-square-foot, 16-bed crisis residential facility in California provides a option for patients in need of transitional housing.
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Resolutions For A Healthier Built Environment

February 17, 2015     Rosalyn Cama

Mirroring commercial wellness trends, healthcare providers are entering 2015 focused on keeping people well rather than treating illness, inspiring the design of spaces that promote good health.

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The HCD 10: ZGF Architects LLP, Outstanding Organization

February 13, 2015     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor
ZGF Architects LLP is named The HCD 10 Outstanding Organization for its work in 2014.
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Nailing Net Zero: Gundersen Health System

February 11, 2015     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief
Gundersen Health System’s new Legacy Building is the most prominent piece of its ongoing campus renewal project in La Crosse, Wis., incorporating aggressive energy goals, improving operations and patient/staff experience, and tying design into a scenic Mississippi River setting.
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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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Designing Healthcare Spaces For The Human Experience

February 10, 2015     Patrick Thibaudeau and Kara Freihoefer
Measuring the needs of users, particularly staff, early in the design process will help shape environments that support satisfaction, well-being, and productivity.
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The HCD 10: George Mann, Educator

February 9, 2015     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor
George Mann, the Ronald L. Skaggs, FAIA, Endowed Professor of Health Facilities Design in the College of Architecture at Texas A&M University, is named The HCD 10 Educator for his work in 2014.
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Here Come the Millennials: Hospital Design That Speaks To Young Caregivers

February 6, 2015     Christine Hester Devens

Millennials will be deeply engaged in healthcare delivered to both their boomer parents and their children, requiring a built environment that responds to expectations for transparency, mobility, value, education, and more.

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