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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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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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Three Ways To Cut Building Costs In The Design Process

July 9, 2014     Charlene Marietti
Eastern experts and Western thought leaders shared concerns and trends in hospital design and care delivery trends at the 15th Hospital Build and Infrastructure China Exhibition and Congress held June 21 to 23 in Nanjing, China. One U.S. architect weighed in on approaches to shaving dollars off of healthcare projects.
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Take Five With David Surette

July 8, 2014     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The director of healthcare and life sciences at Shawmut Design and Construction discusses the top five trends and issues getting his attention right now.
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Room To Upgrade With Technology

July 2, 2014     Jaques Black
Implementing new technologies into existing spaces has become a major factor in construction planning, bringing new challenges and complexities to projects.
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Mobile Clinic Project Thinks Global

June 23, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
A winning design in Building Trust International's Moved to Care challenge inspires ideas on how to deliver healthcare, education, and community to the globe’s hardest-to-reach populations.
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PHOTO TOUR: Eye Physicians of Austin

June 16, 2014     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Take a visual walk through Eye Physicians’ new ophthalmology practice in Austin, Texas, opened in June 2013.
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Monitoring Utility Usage Can Save Owners Thousands

June 16, 2014     Richard McKown
A Web-based utility usage dashboard offers insights into performance and savings while it also serves as a troubleshooting tool.
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Dell Children’s Third Bed Tower: Project Breakdown

June 11, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Details on Dell Children’s new bed tower—opened May 2013—including costs, design team, and suppliers.
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Dell Children’s Pathway To Platinum

June 11, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The hospital’s new bed tower pushes its tradition of sustainable design forward in water and energy conservation and healthy materials sourcing.
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Healthcare Megaprojects: Challenges and Opportunities

June 3, 2014     Sheila F. Cahnman
In the second part of a two-part series on healthcare megaprojects, blogger Sheila Cahnman explores the inherent challenges of working overseas that are exacerbated by the scale of these projects. But with thoughtful planning and project management, plenty of opportunities still exist.
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Common Goals Inspire MaineGeneral Hospital Project

June 3, 2014     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Managing Editor
An integrated project delivery contract and Lean design process drove the creation of MaineGeneral’s new Alfond Center for Health, with team members sharing in risks and rewards to ensure its success.
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PHOTO TOUR: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center OR 360

May 30, 2014     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Take a visual walk through the simulation center and OR suite in Los Angeles, completed in August 2013.
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Healthcare Megaprojects: They Do Exist

May 30, 2014     Sheila F. Cahnman
A review of the largest projects on the books today reveals that megaprojects—those coming in at more than 1 million square feet and 1,000 beds—are still out there and predominantly overseas, answering a host of needs surfacing around the globe.
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Daring To Be Different

May 28, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
There’s a lot of talk about branding and design in healthcare these days, but how many are actually walking the walk? One owner shows how with a striking exterior for its new hospital in Cincinnati.
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