Facility Planning


All Is Well: Making The Connection

May 3, 2016     Posted by Jennifer Kovacs Silvis

Columbus Regional Health in Columbus, Ind., sought to bring its patients and local community offerings well beyond traditional medical care. The result is WellConnect, a facility that houses a number of services aimed at keeping people well, from yoga classes to primary care referrals. 


All Is Well: Where Hospital Staff Can Step And Retreat

April 29, 2016     Posted by Jennifer Kovacs Silvis

The Children’s Hospital Colorado South Campus features a glass stair tower for employee use, with striking views and areas for respite that inspire taking steps instead of waiting for the elevator. 


FIRST LOOK: Sentara Norfolk General Hospital

April 28, 2016     Posted by Jennifer Kovacs Silvis

See a sneak peek of a 374,000-square-foot, three-story addition to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk, Va. 


All Is Well: Shriners For Children Delivers All Access To Nature

April 27, 2016     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

From ground level to the roof top, the new medical center will provide accessible garden space on every level of the 75,000-square-foot-building when it opens this year in Pasadena, Calif.


All Is Well: MetroHealth To Transform Its Campus And Community

April 27, 2016     Posted by Jennifer Kovacs Silvis

Cleveland’s safety-net hospital of 175 years is evolving to support efforts that improve the health of its patients and the community where they live. The move is inspiring a years-long campus transformation project that addresses healthcare as well as economic opportunity, access to nature, public transit, and more.


FIRST LOOK: Foshan Women’s and Children’s Hospital

April 21, 2016     Posted by Jennifer Kovacs Silvis

See a sneak peek of the new Foshan Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Guangdong, China. 


Design That Meets Ebola At The Door

April 19, 2016     Gerard Georges

A facilities assessment project in West Africa to identify deficiencies and opportunities for treating Ebola patients yielded a triage prototype that can be used anywhere.


A Different Approach To ED Design

April 13, 2016     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Neighbors Health System takes cues from the hospitality and restaurant sectors to design a transparent and inviting freestanding emergency facility prototype.


A Rural Healthcare Roadmap

April 12, 2016     Kirsten Staloch

Critical access hospitals and other remote healthcare sites face unique challenges and provider goals, calling for healthcare spaces that support those needs. A recent research study identifies some proven paths for design.


FIRST LOOK: Washington Adventist Hospital

April 7, 2016     Posted by Jennifer Kovacs Silvis

See a sneak peek of the new Washington Adventist Hospital opening in Silver Spring, Md., in summer 2019. 


A/E/C Survey Sheds Light On New Wave Of Business

April 5, 2016     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor

Healthcare Design’s 2016 A/E/C Survey offers a view into the numbers behind a year’s worth of healthcare building projects as well as the major influences inspiring what’s next.  


Piece By Piece: Rebuilding Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital

March 29, 2016     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

The community hospital gets a fresh start in South Los Angeles by bringing together public and private partners, new and renovated buildings, and unique service arrangements.


Creating Short-Stay Environments For The Chronically Ill

March 23, 2016     Sheila F. Cahnman

Health systems are starting to dip their toes in a new model of care that concentrates on patients who require significant clinical management and provides an alternative to inpatient or emergency settings. The move calls for a potentially unique healthcare environment, and a project in-progress offers an example of what might be done. 


Moving Service: Improving The Patient Discharge Process

March 15, 2016     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

University Health System’s transitional care center not only gives patients a place to stay while waiting to be discharged—it's also improving wait times and operational efficiency at the San Antonio hospital.


New Health Systems Call For New Building Types

March 10, 2016     Scot Latimer

A new model for care delivery is emerging in the growth of multispecialty ambulatory facilities, inspiring the design industry to consider what this building type requires to deliver on expectations for efficiency and value. 

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