Facility Planning

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FIRST LOOK: Thibodaux Regional Medical Center Wellness Center

June 30, 2015     Posted by Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor
See a sneak peek of Thibodaux Regional Medical Center's new wellness center project, an effort to help community members make healthy choices with a medically integrated approach to fitness programs.
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Collaboration Is Key In Swedish NICU Design

June 23, 2015     Gloria Cornell

On the third and final leg of my journey, I visited Stockholm—the heart of some of the most extensive NICU research in the world.

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PHOTO TOUR: Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine

June 19, 2015     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Take a visual walk through a new research institute opened in Farmington, Conn., opened in October 2014.
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FIRST LOOK: King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center

June 16, 2015     Posted by Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor
See a sneak peek of King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center in North Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, scheduled for completion in 2017.
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Is Designing For Resiliency The New Normal?

June 11, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

The effects of climate change and extreme weather events aren't just a concern for hospitals in traditionally high-risk areas anymore. Perkins+Will's Robin Guenther explains why more healthcare facilities should be assessing their vulnerabilities and adapting their designs.

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FIRST LOOK: Saint Barnabas Medical Center

June 10, 2015     Posted by Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor
See a sneak peek of Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, N.J., which is undergoing a $250 million expansion and renovation that includes a new front door, private patient rooms, and NICU replacement.
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Making Room For Isolation Patients

June 10, 2015     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief
As Texas Children’s adds an isolation unit prepared to serve kids with a variety of infectious diseases, including Ebola, it faces the design challenge of building in flexibility for use by non-isolation patients, as well.
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Applying Lean Principles To Infection Prevention

June 9, 2015     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief
MD Anderson Cancer Center in Texas offered step-by-step design solutions to mitigate the transmission of infections in healthcare settings at a session during the recent Healthcare Design Academy in Houston.
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Take Five With Darci Hernandez

June 9, 2015     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The principal at Boulder Associates Architects discusses the top five trends and issues getting her attention right now.
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PHOTO TOUR: University of Colorado Health Poudre Valley Outpatient Cancer Center

June 5, 2015     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Take a visual walk through the first two completed phases of this renovated and expanded cancer center in Fort Collins, Colo.
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Can Better Bariatric Design Lead To Better Reimbursement Rates?

May 29, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

A speaker at this year’s HCD Conference & Expo makes the case that revising our classification of bariatric patients can lead not only to improved care and safer environments for patients and staff but even how facilities are compensated for care.

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FIRST LOOK: Cancer Centre at Guy’s Hospital

May 21, 2015     Posted by Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor
See a sneak peek of the village concept used in the design of Cancer Centre at Guy’s Hospital in London, opening in 2016.
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In His Own Words: The HCD 10’s George Mann

May 15, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
This is the sixth installment of our HCD 10 podcast series, featuring an interview with architect and Texas A&M professor George Mann, this year’s educator. Check back each week for more installments.
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New Mercy Hospital Joplin Is Built "Just In Time"

May 12, 2015     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor
With 39 months to build an unplanned, 890,000-square-foot replacement hospital, the project team behind the new Mercy Hospital Joplin brought the tornado-ravaged community of Joplin, Mo., a new facility that’s ready to weather the storm.
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3 Reasons To Embark On A Master Plan

May 12, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

The master planning process is more complex than ever, but investing the time and effort can lead to a more efficient, well-focused organization.

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