Facility Planning


Five Ways Design Can Make Doctors' Visits Shorter

February 4, 2016     Delia Caldwell and David Martin

Not only do patients appreciate doctors’ visits that get them in and out, but shorter appointments mean providers can see more patients in a day. Design is key to success. Here are a few ideas on how to create spaces that make the average outpatient visit a whole lot faster. 


FIRST LOOK: Austin Regional Clinic

February 3, 2016     Posted by Jennifer Kovacs Silvis

See a sneak peek of the new location for Austin Regional Clinic in Cedar Park, Texas. 


Grandview Medical Center: Back To Life

January 28, 2016     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor

A once-dead hospital construction project is revived 12 years later with a new owner and new name—Grandview Medical Center—bringing almost a million square feet of healthcare services to a prime location in Birmingham, Ala.


Alder Hey's Park Place

January 26, 2016     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

The children’s hospital in Liverpool, England, integrates a trio of buildings into its scenic setting to maximize clinic space and bring patients and staff as close to nature as possible.


Urgent Care: Right Here, Right Now

January 7, 2016     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor

Urgent care is an old standby seeing new life thanks to the care delivery model’s ability to answer multiple industry challenges, including providing the care patients need, when and where they want it. 


New Ideas For The New Year

December 11, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Before we say goodbye to 2015, let's take a moment to reflect on some of the industry’s best moments and what we'd like to see happen in the coming months.


FIRST LOOK: Hartford Hospital Bone & Joint Institute

December 7, 2015     Posted by Jennifer Kovacs Silvis

See a sneak peek of Harford HealthCare’s new orthopedic facility scheduled for completion in October 2016. 


Master Class: Natalie Miovski Hagerty

December 7, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

This is the seventh installment in our interview series with past recipients of Healthcare Design’s professional awards programs, featuring a Q+A with Natalie Miovski Hagerty, the director of facilities planning at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Check back daily for more installments.


Balancing Act In Behavioral Healthcare Design

December 1, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Safety and patient empowerment star in new takes on patient room design for mental health facilities, as part of the Institute for Patient-Centered Design Inc.'s annual design competition.


Hitting The Mark In Sustainable Design

November 24, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Setting aggressive energy goals and efficiency standards is one thing; meeting them is another. Healthcare Design revisits some of the industry’s most notable green healthcare projects to find out what happened on their journey—and where they stand today.


4 Industry Factors Influencing Clinic Planning

November 19, 2015     Christine Guzzo Vickery

New programming needs in clinics are inspiring a modern approach to planning, with these four factors making the biggest bang. 


New Voice At The Design Table

November 18, 2015     Leslie Kipps

Hospitals looking to gain efficiencies through new building projects are adding continuous improvement specialists to their staffs to collaborate with design teams and deliver on that goal.


Short-Stay Recovery: Designing A New Experience At Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

November 13, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

The freestanding Josie Robertson Surgery Center going up in Manhattan is designed to get patients up and moving and on their way home with private recovery rooms and plenty of places to ambulate.


Breaking Down Silos In Academic Cancer Research

November 12, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

University of Texas MD Anderson brings an interdisciplinary approach to its new Zayed Building for Personalized Cancer Care.


FIRST LOOK: Children’s Hospital Michigan–Troy

November 10, 2015     Posted by Jennifer Kovacs Silvis

See a sneak peek of Detroit Medical Center’s new Children’s Hospital Michigan–Troy, David K. Page Building, opening in February 2016. 

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