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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: Matthew Gutwein and Dr. Lisa E. Harris, Provider

February 10, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Matthew Gutwein, president and CEO, Health & Hospital Corp. of Marion County, and Dr. Lisa E. Harris, CEO, Eskenazi Health, are named The HCD 10 Provider for their work in 2014.
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Designing More Efficient Critical Access Hospitals

January 28, 2015     John W. Andrews and Jeff S. Monzu
Critical access hospitals face a number of financial challenges not seen by larger urban counterparts, calling for creative design solutions that maximize operational efficiencies and rein in costs.
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How To Determine If An Inpatient-to-Outpatient Conversion Will Work

January 28, 2015     Gary L. Vance

As healthcare trends more and more to outpatient services in lieu of inpatient care, healthcare organizations are exploring whether to build new or transition existing spaces. But how do you know if a building is a fit for conversion? Using an existing facility assessment to rate criteria and score feasibility will help the decision-making process.

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5 Ways Healthcare Design Must Change

January 26, 2015     Dennis Kaiser

Healthcare is evolving, with a heightened focus on greater efficiency and higher quality of care. This shift is requiring healthcare design to evolve, too. Here are five ways to rethink the way built environments are created and what they need to achieve.

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Moving Beyond Traditional Staff Workplaces In Healthcare

January 12, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The University of Minnesota Ambulatory Care Center turned to collaboration and touchdown spaces to give staff a variety of work options while fostering interaction and a team approach to care at its new ambulatory center.
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Finding Friendship Through Architecture

January 7, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Cleveland Clinic’s Randy Geise and 13-year-old patient Brendan Watson share an interest in campus buildings, 3-D models, and knock-knock jokes. Their story is a reminder that design ideas—as well as friendships—can be found in unexpected places.

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Moving VA Healthcare Forward

West Haven campus, VA Connecticut Healthcare System.
December 30, 2014     Jim Bell
It’s been a tough year for the Department of Veterans Affairs when it comes to healthcare construction projects. And despite bad press for the beleaguered state of VA Connecticut Healthcare System’s West Haven, Conn., campus, progress is being made to provide a better care environment for the state’s veterans.
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Best Of 2014: Camp Pendleton Replacement Hospital Mirrors Military Traditions

December 23, 2014     Sara O. Marberry

Naval Hospital at Camp Pendleton, completed in November 2013, reflects the ideals of the patients it serves and raises the bar for military healthcare facility design.

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Take 5 With John Michael Currie

December 19, 2014     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The vice president of healthcare at Baskervill discusses the top five trends and issues getting his attention right now.
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Best of 2014: Modular Construction Delivers Flexibility To Healthcare

December 19, 2014     Barbara Horwitz-Bennett

Breaking out beyond smaller healthcare projects, modular construction is being sought out for its speed to market, quality control, and efficiency.

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Design Strategies For Today’s Emergency Departments

December 8, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The ability to process, evaluate, and treat patients as quickly as possible will always be key in the emergency department, with new design strategies being put in place to create a more effective, pleasing, and speedy experience.
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8 Benefits Of BIM In Healthcare Design

December 3, 2014     Karen M. Kensek
Building Information Modeling can be an asset in many ways, including in the managing and implementation of complex projects, coordination with state agencies, and earlier detection of problems.
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FIRST LOOK: Fifth XiangYa Hospital

December 2, 2014     Posted by Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor
The new Fifth XiangYa Hospital in Changsha, China, is designed to showcase its mountain park surroundings and provide multiple access points to nature.
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PHOTO TOUR: St. Joseph Internal Medicine MOB

November 25, 2014     posted by Kristin D. Zeit
Take a visual walk through St. Joseph Internal Medicine’s new MOB in Bangor, Maine, opened in October 2014.
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