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Pushing Beyond Patient-Centered Design

February 17, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Susan B. Frampton, president of nonprofit organization Planetree, talks about going global, why patient needs still aren’t top of mind at some facilities, and her idea for the future of healthcare design conversations.
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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: ZGF Architects LLP, Outstanding Organization

February 13, 2015     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor
ZGF Architects LLP is named The HCD 10 Outstanding Organization for its work in 2014.
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The HCD 10: David Grandy, Rising Star (Under 40)

February 12, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
David Grandy, associate vice president and managing director of strategic innovation at HDR, is named The HCD 10 Rising Star for his work in 2014.
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Nailing Net Zero: Gundersen Health System

February 11, 2015     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief
Gundersen Health System’s new Legacy Building is the most prominent piece of its ongoing campus renewal project in La Crosse, Wis., incorporating aggressive energy goals, improving operations and patient/staff experience, and tying design into a scenic Mississippi River setting.
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Designing Healthcare Spaces For The Human Experience

February 10, 2015     Patrick Thibaudeau and Kara Freihoefer
Measuring the needs of users, particularly staff, early in the design process will help shape environments that support satisfaction, well-being, and productivity.
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The HCD 10: Jennie Evans, Association/Foundation Executive

February 5, 2015     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor
Jennie Evans, 2013-2014 president of the Nursing Institute of Healthcare Design, is named The HCD 10 Association/Foundation Executive.
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Best Of 2014: PHOTO TOUR: Fontana Medical Center

December 24, 2014     posted by Kristin D. Zeit

Take a visual walk through Kaiser Permanente’s Fontana Medical Center in Fontana, Calif., opened in May 2013.

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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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FIRST LOOK: Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center

December 19, 2014     Posted by Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor
See a sneak peek of Cleveland Clinic’s new 377,000-square-foot cancer center being developed on the provider’s main campus in Cleveland.
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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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Study On Decentralized Nurses’ Stations Yields Surprising Results

December 4, 2014     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief
Researchers at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago studied the effects of switching from a central nurses’ station in its old facility to decentralized stations in the new building, which opened two years ago. Some of the results caught the researchers--and their Healthcare Design Conference audience--off guard.
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Graffiti Artist Erik Wahl Dazzles Healthcare Design Conference with Performance Art

November 17, 2014     Megan Combs

The opening plenary speaker for the 2014 Healthcare Design Conference in San Diego, Wahl performed much of his show by painting and interacting with the audience.

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Designing Healthcare Buildings That Support Patient Wellness

November 17, 2014     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor
Design can bridge the gap between what a building needs to achieve and the operations required to achieve it, in a new world that requires a deep focus on patient wellness. Read on for more from this Healthcare Design Conference session offering insight from both an architect and owner.
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What's Next For Patient Room Design?

November 12, 2014     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor
NXT Health’s Patient Room 2020 prototype made waves through the healthcare design industry when launched last year. In this installment of Healthcare Design's special report on the patient room, NXT Health executive director Salley Whitman talks about the model and how the concepts proposed continue to evolve and push patient room design forward.
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