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Waiting Rooms: How To Design To Impress

April 15, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
No longer just a place for sitting or watching TV, today's waiting areas are an opportunity to make a good impression, put patients and guests at ease, and get a leg up on the competition.
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Operations Commissioning: Putting New Healthcare Buildings To The Test

April 8, 2014     Kathy Reno and David Grazman
In the same way that commissioning ensures building systems were installed properly and will perform as expected, clinical operations commissioning assesses building workflows created by a new space to ensure staff is ready to accept patients in it.
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Comprehensive Functional Programs Allow Form To Follow Function

March 18, 2014     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Managing Editor
A panel of experts weighs in on the benefits of creating functional programs prior to the schematic design of a new healthcare facility or renovated space.
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PHOTO TOUR: Cedars-Sinai Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion

March 14, 2014     posted by Kristin D. Zeit
Take a visual walk through Cedars-Sinai Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion in Los Angeles, opened in June 2013.
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What Reform Means For Healthcare Construction

March 11, 2014     Jack Darnall
A lot’s been said about the effect that the Affordable Care Act will have on healthcare capital improvement projects. But does it really change the pressures that providers were under before implementation? Brasfield & Gorrie’s Jack Darnall weighs in.
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Design Ideas For Hospital Ambulance Bays

March 6, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Using Lean thinking, one paramedic suggests solving the inherent design challenges of ambulance bays by assigning accountability to key stakeholders and following design and operational guidelines that will make these clean and functional work areas for all.
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Adding And Subtracting At Seattle Children's Hospital

March 5, 2014     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Managing Editor
By using an aggressive Lean approach to planning and designing the Building Hope: Cancer, Critical and Emergency Care Expansion, Seattle Children’s Hospital found that less is more.
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The HCD 10: Perkins+Will, Firm of the Year

February 7, 2014     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief
Perkins+Will is named The HCD 10 Firm of the Year for its work in 2013.
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The HCD 10: Laura Poltronieri, Architect

January 28, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Laura Poltronieri, founding principal of Poltronieri Tang & Associates, is named The HCD 10 Architect for her work in 2013.
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The HCD 10: Dr. David Schuller, Owner

January 27, 2014     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief
Dr. David Schuller of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center—Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute is named The HCD 10 Owner for his work in 2013.
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