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More Support For A Room Of One's Own

October 29, 2014     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief

Evidence mounts in the case for private patient rooms for even the youngest occupants, as recent research shows improved outcomes for single-family room NICU patients at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island.

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How To Design Flexible Healthcare Spaces

October 29, 2014     Barbara Horwitz-Bennett
From adaptable structural supports to reconfigurable layouts, healthcare designers share the tactics they’re using to create environments that can easily respond to the constantly evolving healthcare market and shifting provider needs.
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Integrating Behavioral, Primary Care At Centerstone

October 27, 2014     Margie Monin Dombrowski
A new facility for Centerstone of Tennessee ties primary and behavioral healthcare to create a unified space and continuum of care for patients of all ages.
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FIRST LOOK: 620 Fulton

October 22, 2014     Posted by Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor
A new mixed-use development in Brooklyn, N.Y., for an employee benefits funds organization offers healthcare for its members on-site with a 65,000-square-foot health center.
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EBD Theory Becomes Practice At WellStar Paulding Hospital

October 21, 2014     Sara O. Marberry
The new WellStar Paulding Hospital in Hiram, Ga., is steeped in evidence-based design to create a space that showcases healthcare’s proven best practices.
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PHOTO TOUR: Southdown Institute

October 17, 2014     posted by Kristin D. Zeit
Take a visual walk through the Southdown Institute, providing mental health care for clergy members, opened February 2014 in Ontario, Canada.
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On-Site Corporate Clinics Provide Business Class Care

October 13, 2014     Barbara Horwitz-Bennett
With an eye on reducing employee healthcare costs and promoting wellness, employers are building on-site clinics at their campuses, creating a new niche for healthcare designers.
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Caring For Cancer Kids: Innovative Designs

October 10, 2014     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief
The Family-Centered Cancer Care Design Competition from the Institute for Patient-Centered Design names its top three finalists; see their designs here.
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Designing To Keep Doctors In The House

September 30, 2014     Sheila Cahnman
Physicians have expressed growing professional discontent in recent years, a trend that could affect outcomes and patient satisfaction. Have design decisions played a part in lowering morale? If so, how can it be repaired?
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PHOTO TOUR: The Women’s Center

September 26, 2014     posted by Kristin D. Zeit
Take a visual walk through The Women’s Center in Grants Pass, Ore., opened in February 2013.
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The New Parkland: Lessons In Practical Design

September 25, 2014     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor
A tour of the new 2.1 million-square-foot Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas adds perspective to what defines appropriate healthcare design today, showing that creative yet sensible solutions can be identified, even for projects on the largest of scales.
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Community Health: It’s Not Just A Numbers Game

September 25, 2014     Abbie Clary
To truly measure a community’s need for healthcare services, it’s important to look beyond quantitative and even qualitative data to define what health and wellness means to residents, and how that can be supported by the built environment.
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PHOTO TOUR: Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center

September 19, 2014     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Take a visual walk through the new hospital, in Oakland, Calif., opened in July 2014.
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Q&A With Avein Saaty-Tafoya, 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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