Evidence-based Architecture

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Research Brief: Patient Visibility And ICU Mortality

April 3, 2014     Adapted from The HERD Journal, Winter 2014 issue
A recent study confirms that patient outcomes are affected by patient room visibility for caregivers in the ICU environment.
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Owner’s POV: Gary Constantino, Catholic Health System

March 13, 2014     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief
The corporate director for Catholic Health System’s office of facility planning, design, construction, and property management (Buffalo, N.Y.) expands on how Catholic Health designs its facilities to best address the system’s biggest service priorities.
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Owner’s POV: Richard Molseed, Avera Health

March 4, 2014     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief
The executive vice president of Avera Health in Sioux Falls, S.D., offers his perspective on how the built environment must change in today’s healthcare climate, and how his hospitals and clinics are trying to walk the walk.
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PHOTO TOUR: Fontana Medical Center

February 28, 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 Five With Charles Griffin

February 11, 2014     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
WHR’s senior principal and studio leader and the 2014 president of the Academy of Architecture for Health of the American Institute of Architects discusses the top five trends and issues getting his attention right now.
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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: David Ruthven, Rising Star (under 40)

February 7, 2014     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Managing Editor
David Ruthven, co-lead and creative director of NXT Health, is named The HCD 10 Rising Star (under 40) for his work in 2013.
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The HCD 10: Mitch Goplen, Facility Manager

February 5, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Mitch Goplen, vice president of facility services at Billings Clinic, is named The HCD 10 Facility Manager for his work in 2013.
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Research Brief: Case Study Of Risk Assessment In Facility Design Planning

February 4, 2014     Adapted from The HERD Journal, Fall 2013 issue
As risks to both patients and staff in healthcare settings rise, recent research takes a look at how implementing the Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) tool during design planning can reduce risk and improve patient care.
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The HCD 10: Sheila Bosch, Researcher

January 31, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Sheila Bosch, director of research for Gresham, Smith and Partners, is named The HCD 10 Researcher for her work in 2013.
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