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PHOTO TOUR: Shriners Hospital for Children, Montreal, Quebec

June 23, 2016     posted by Kristin D. Zeit

Take a visual walk through the Shriners Hospital for Children in Montreal, Quebec, which opened in October 2015.

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FIRST LOOK: Westchester Medical Center

June 15, 2016     Posted by Shandi Matambanadzo, Associate Editor

See a sneak peek of Westchester Medical Center’s new ambulatory care pavilion scheduled for completion in 2018. 

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When is a Patient Room a “Sleeping” Room?

June 8, 2016     Sheila F. Cahnman

Newly adopted codes require that new buildings must have an outside window or outside door in every sleeping room, with a sill height no higher than 36 inches above the floor. But what does this mean for short-stay units? 

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Questioning The Trends

June 2, 2016     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief

While we love to consider the forest—the big-picture trends in healthcare design—it doesn’t tell the whole story. 

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A Forecast For Change

June 1, 2016     Debra Levin

New methods of care delivery are creating opportunities for the architecture and design community. 

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Shedding Light On Healthcare Lighting Design Strategies

May 31, 2016     Barbara Horwitz-Bennett

It’s important to understand the complex role that lighting systems play within healthcare facilities, as the right approach and mix of designs and light sources can go a long way to create an environment that supports patient satisfaction and outcomes.

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Merrifield Center Brings Behavioral Healthcare Under One Roof

May 26, 2016     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief

Bringing multiple patient populations under one roof to treat mild to severe behavioral issues required keen planning and thoughtful organization, a task that the new Merrifield Center in Fairfax, Va., embraced with a nature-driven design.

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Setting The Foundation For Healthy Living

May 26, 2016     Basak Alkan and Tatiana Guimaraes, on behalf of AIA-AAH

Hospitals have an opportunity to serve as the base upon which health districts that improve the well-being of a community can be built. The Baton Rouge Health District in Baton Rouge, La., serves as an example of how it’s done.

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6 Evidence-Based Design Strategies For Med/Surg Rooms

May 19, 2016     Debra Levin

The Center for Health Design studied patient rooms in medical/surgical units to identify the top design considerations that should be introduced for improved patient and staff safety. Here’s a look at the top six. 

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PHOTO TOUR: Medical Dermatology Associates

May 9, 2016     posted by Kristin D. Zeit

Take a visual walk through the Medical Dermatology Associates in Chicago, opened in April 2015.

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All Is Well: Eat Well, Live Well

May 6, 2016     Susan Kreimer

More and more health systems are on a mission to show and tell their communities how to eat well. Introducing demonstration kitchens, some with mini-auditoriums, has become an innovative way for hospitals to engage the public in disease prevention and management.

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All Is Well: Health Transformation Building, Austin, Texas

May 4, 2016     Pamela Redden, UT Dell Medical School

Coming soon: UT Dell Medical School will open a new outpatient facility within Austin’s burgeoning medical district in 2017, a key part of its mission to rethink how people get and stay healthy.

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All Is Well: Q+A With Tsoi/Kobus & Associates' Jocelyn Frederick

May 3, 2016     posted by Kristin D. Zeit

Tsoi/Kobus & Associates Principal Jocelyn Frederick discusses what "designing for wellness" means to her and how today's projects are embracing the concept.

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All Is Well: Where Hospital Staff Can Step And Retreat

April 29, 2016     Posted by Jennifer Kovacs Silvis

The Children’s Hospital Colorado South Campus features a glass stair tower for employee use, with striking views and areas for respite that inspire taking steps instead of waiting for the elevator. 

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FIRST LOOK: Sentara Norfolk General Hospital

April 28, 2016     Posted by Jennifer Kovacs Silvis

See a sneak peek of a 374,000-square-foot, three-story addition to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk, Va. 

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