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Here Come The Millennials: Healthcare Design For A New Generation

August 20, 2014     Christine Hester Devens
This blog series digs into the country’s new largest generation and how their unique traits and expectations are shaping healthcare environments.
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Creating Workplace Efficiencies That Healthcare Providers Need

August 13, 2014     Dennis Kaiser
Care delivery is evolving and with it, so must design. Two areas ripe for improvement are procedure space and inpatient beds.
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Transplant Programs Find A New Host Within Cedars-Sinai

August 11, 2014     Brandon R. Guzman
When transplanting its transplant programs, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center tasked designers with creating a space for consolidated services that improved the patient experience and increased staff collaboration.
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Playing It Cool With Facility Design

August 8, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Who says colorful materials and inspiring features should be reserved for patient rooms and public spaces? A chiller plant on Ohio State’s campus demonstrates how a little wow can go a long way on any campus building.
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POE Measures Success Of New Clinic Operational Models

August 7, 2014     Kate Egan
A post-occupancy evaluation was conducted to measure a new clinic layout that’s focused on improving caregiver workflow and the patient experience through a balance of design and operations.
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3 Challenges For Healthcare Architects And Designers

August 1, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Healthcare leaders sent a message to attendees at the annual Summer Leadership Summit in Chicago: Help us solve some of the issues and challenges we’re facing.
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FIRST LOOK: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Specialty Care Center

July 30, 2014     Posted by Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor
A new ambulatory center in King of Prussia, Pa., relies on a unique building geometry and play on light and colors to create a visually engaging environment for patients.
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FIRST LOOK: Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital

July 16, 2014     Posted by Jennifer Kovacs Silvis
A new Omaha, Neb., hospital for Madonna Rehabilitation will use design to drive home its mission to provide holistic rehabilitation that supports the body, mind, and soul.
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Mercy Health Goes Bold And Beautiful

July 16, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Faced with a challenging site, the design team behind the new Mercy Health West hospital in Cincinnati maximized the location to create innovative design solutions—inside and out.
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An International Standard Of Care And Design

July 15, 2014     Charlene Marietti
Eastern experts and Western thought leaders shared concerns and trends in hospital design and care delivery trends at the 15th Hospital Build and Infrastructure China Exhibition and Congress.
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Healthcare Design Trends: East Meets West

July 10, 2014     Charlene Marietti
VOA Associate’s David Duff compared Chinese and U.S. healthcare practices and design at The 3rd Summit Forum of Chinese and Overseas Hospital Architects, part of the 15th Hospital Build and Infrastructure China Exhibition and Congress held June 21 to 23 in Nanjing, China.
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FIRST LOOK: East Tennessee Children’s Hospital

July 9, 2014     Posted by Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Managing Editor
With an eye on strengthening its brand in the region by upping the quality of its pediatric care, East Tennessee Children’s Hospital is embarking on a new surgery center and NICU expansion scheduled to open in 2016.
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Three Ways To Cut Building Costs In The Design Process

July 9, 2014     Charlene Marietti
Eastern experts and Western thought leaders shared concerns and trends in hospital design and care delivery trends at the 15th Hospital Build and Infrastructure China Exhibition and Congress held June 21 to 23 in Nanjing, China. One U.S. architect weighed in on approaches to shaving dollars off of healthcare projects.
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Guest Services: A New Approach

July 3, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
As loved ones take on a larger role in the caregiving process, healthcare facilities are rethinking family and visitor spaces to provide a variety of spaces for them to work, play, or simply get away.
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From Monstrosity To Landmark: Why Community Buy-In Matters

July 1, 2014     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Managing Editor
No matter how great a healthcare organization and its design team might find a new building plan to be, there’s someone else who has to have a seat at the table: the community. And as some recent projects illustrate, if residents don’t like what’s being proposed, that plan can come to a halt pretty quickly.
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