Facility Planning

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PHOTO TOUR: Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre, Harrogate District Hospital

January 23, 2015     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Take a visual walk through the new outpatient oncology center in Harrogate, England, opened in October 2014.
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Assembling The Right Team To Create A Functional Program

January 14, 2015     Alberto Salvatore

To avoid a siloed approach to creating the document that will shape any healthcare design project, consider all of the players involved in creating the total environment of care and the unique role they might play in the functional program.

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Moving Beyond Traditional Staff Workplaces In Healthcare

January 12, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The University of Minnesota Ambulatory Care Center turned to collaboration and touchdown spaces to give staff a variety of work options while fostering interaction and a team approach to care at its new ambulatory center.
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Finding Friendship Through Architecture

January 7, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Cleveland Clinic’s Randy Geise and 13-year-old patient Brendan Watson share an interest in campus buildings, 3-D models, and knock-knock jokes. Their story is a reminder that design ideas—as well as friendships—can be found in unexpected places.

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Moving VA Healthcare Forward

West Haven campus, VA Connecticut Healthcare System.
December 30, 2014     Jim Bell
It’s been a tough year for the Department of Veterans Affairs when it comes to healthcare construction projects. And despite bad press for the beleaguered state of VA Connecticut Healthcare System’s West Haven, Conn., campus, progress is being made to provide a better care environment for the state’s veterans.
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Best Of 2014: Designing For The Patient Experience

December 26, 2014     Sheila F. Cahnman

As providers face reimbursements tied to patient satisfaction scores, the role that the built environment can play in improving experiences—from reducing noise to improving communication—is taking on new importance.

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Best Of 2014: PHOTO TOUR: Fontana Medical Center

December 24, 2014     posted by Kristin D. Zeit

Take a visual walk through Kaiser Permanente’s Fontana Medical Center in Fontana, Calif., opened in May 2013.

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Best Of 2014: Rethinking The Emergency Department

December 23, 2014     John F. Wheary

An innovative renovation of Lehigh Valley Hospital–Muhlenberg’s emergency department manages patient volumes and improves performance.

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Best Of 2014: Camp Pendleton Replacement Hospital Mirrors Military Traditions

December 23, 2014     Sara O. Marberry

Naval Hospital at Camp Pendleton, completed in November 2013, reflects the ideals of the patients it serves and raises the bar for military healthcare facility design.

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Lighting Up the ED With Nature

December 22, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

A look at how emergency departments are bringing the healing properties of daylighting and views to the outdoors within their walls.

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Best of 2014: Waiting Rooms: How To Design To Impress

December 22, 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.

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Take 5 With John Michael Currie

December 19, 2014     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The vice president of healthcare at Baskervill discusses the top five trends and issues getting his attention right now.
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FIRST LOOK: Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center

December 19, 2014     Posted by Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor
See a sneak peek of Cleveland Clinic’s new 377,000-square-foot cancer center being developed on the provider’s main campus in Cleveland.
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Designing For Medicine’s Next Frontier

December 18, 2014     Christina Grimes

Biofabrication, or the 3-D printing of human tissue, might sound like science fiction. But the field of regenerative medicine stands to radically change the way healthcare is delivered in the future, calling for designers to create spaces that support what’s next. 

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Ebola Inspires Healthcare Facility Contingency Plan

December 18, 2014     Sheila F. Cahnman
Recent Ebola cases in the U.S. have placed a spotlight on the scarcity of facilities prepared to treat patients suffering from infectious diseases and the importance of designing healthcare spaces for the worst-case scenario.
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