Facility Planning


Take Five With Sheila Bosch

April 22, 2014     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The director of healthcare research at Gresham, Smith and Partners and The HCD 10 Researcher of the Year discusses the top five trends and issues getting her attention right now.

Starting Point: First Steps To Supporting Wellness By Design

April 21, 2014     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Managing Editor
Stepping away from traditional approaches, healthcare planners and designers offer some solutions to begin thinking about how new and existing campuses can be designed to encourage wellness in the communities they serve.

Designing For Wellness: The Healthcare Campus Of The Future

April 21, 2014     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Managing Editor
Healthcare providers have plenty of incentives to keep patients well—and they’re turning to design partners to re-evaluate campus planning of old in favor of new models that support healthy lifestyles rather than treating illness.

Aesthetics Of A Successful Waiting Room

April 16, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Furniture, lighting, and artwork are some of the elements designers are using to up the ante in healthcare facilities.

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.

Look Outside: Supporting Wellness Through Healthcare Campus Planning

April 11, 2014     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Managing Editor
There are a number of forces at play that will influence providers to think about what’s happening on the outside of their facilities just as much as what's happening inside, as healthcare organizations take a larger stake in their communities and how campus planning can play a pivotal role in keeping people well.

PHOTO TOUR: St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital

April 11, 2014     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Take a virtual walk through this replacement community hospital in Greensboro, Ga., opened in November 2013.

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.

Can I Help You With That Door?

April 3, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
A trip to an orthopedic office illustrates the importance of remembering the patients you’re designing for and how their needs should be considered with every design choice you make—starting with the front door.

FIRST LOOK: Seymour Johnson & Warner Robins Clinics

March 26, 2014     Posted by Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Managing Editor
Take a sneak peek of two U.S. Air Force base medical facilities being replaced over the next three years.
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