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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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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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