Architectural Design Ideas

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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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Playing It Cool With Facility Design

August 8, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Who says colorful materials and inspiring features should be reserved for patient rooms and public spaces? A chiller plant on Ohio State’s campus demonstrates how a little wow can go a long way on any campus building.
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POE Measures Success Of New Clinic Operational Models

August 7, 2014     Kate Egan
A post-occupancy evaluation was conducted to measure a new clinic layout that’s focused on improving caregiver workflow and the patient experience through a balance of design and operations.
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PHOTO TOUR: Pashapour Oral & Facial Surgery

August 7, 2014     posted by Kristin D. Zeit
Take a visual walk through Pashapour Oral & Facial Surgery in Arlington, Va., opened in July 2013.
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FIRST LOOK: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Specialty Care Center

July 30, 2014     Posted by Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor
A new ambulatory center in King of Prussia, Pa., relies on a unique building geometry and play on light and colors to create a visually engaging environment for patients.
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Upgrading ORs Without Missing A Beat

July 29, 2014     Karan Hoffman
From MEP infrastructure to appropriate phasing, there are plenty of things to consider when undergoing an OR renovation.
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Room To Bloom At Mercy Health

July 28, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The new West Hospital houses one of the largest green roofs in the state of Ohio with a mix of 65,000 native plants.
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PHOTO TOUR: Legacy ER

July 25, 2014     posted by Kristin D. Zeit
Take a visual walk through the new Legacy ER in Allen, Texas, opened in November 2013.
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Staff Support: Designing Optimal Healthcare Work Environments

July 21, 2014     Barbara Horwitz-Bennett
From supportive staff workspaces to on-site fitness centers to business-class lounges, hospitals are responding to employee needs—by design.
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What Defines “Appropriate” Healthcare Design?

July 21, 2014     Debra Levin
In response to a healthcare system in financial turmoil, design choices deemed appropriate for new facilities today are a whole lot different than what the design community embraced just years ago.
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Making Of An Exterior At Mercy Health West

July 17, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Inspired by Ohio's history with art pottery, the project team crafts a colored brick tile façade and a new brand statement for a new hospital in Cincinnati.
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Sports Stadiums: A New Playing Field For Healthcare Design?

July 16, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Sports and healthcare naturally benefit one another, so why aren’t they more integrated in the built environment? An exhibit in the Netherlands proposes turning former sports arenas, such as a FIFA World Cup stadium, into environments for preventative care.
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FIRST LOOK: Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital

July 16, 2014     Posted by Jennifer Kovacs Silvis
A new Omaha, Neb., hospital for Madonna Rehabilitation will use design to drive home its mission to provide holistic rehabilitation that supports the body, mind, and soul.
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Mercy Health Goes Bold And Beautiful

July 16, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Faced with a challenging site, the design team behind the new Mercy Health West hospital in Cincinnati maximized the location to create innovative design solutions—inside and out.
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