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3 Elements To Consider When Planning A Hybrid OR

February 23, 2015     Kevin Downey

Hybrid operating rooms are incredibly complex healthcare spaces to design. But the right planning with the right stakeholders will help simplify the process. 

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FIRST LOOK: University Medical Center Schleswig-Holstein Modernization Project

February 23, 2015     Posted by Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor
See a sneak peek of the $1.9 billion modernization of University Medical Center Schleswig-Holstein’s Kiel and Lübeck campuses in Germany, a project to centralize its clinics and institutes to enhance collaboration and provide more streamlined care delivery.
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Pushing Beyond Patient-Centered Design

February 17, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Susan B. Frampton, president of nonprofit organization Planetree, talks about going global, why patient needs still aren’t top of mind at some facilities, and her idea for the future of healthcare design conversations.
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3 Ideas On Population Health

February 16, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
At the upcoming Healthcare Design Academy, HKS’s Shannon Kraus and Lindsey Waters will discuss the role healthcare systems can play in their communities and how the built environment can support wellness. Here, they offer a preview of their session and some design ideas that promote wellness inside and outside a facility.
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The HCD 10: ZGF Architects LLP, Outstanding Organization

February 13, 2015     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor
ZGF Architects LLP is named The HCD 10 Outstanding Organization for its work in 2014.
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The HCD 10: David Grandy, Rising Star (Under 40)

February 12, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
David Grandy, associate vice president and managing director of strategic innovation at HDR, is named The HCD 10 Rising Star for his work in 2014.
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Nailing Net Zero: Gundersen Health System

February 11, 2015     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief
Gundersen Health System’s new Legacy Building is the most prominent piece of its ongoing campus renewal project in La Crosse, Wis., incorporating aggressive energy goals, improving operations and patient/staff experience, and tying design into a scenic Mississippi River setting.
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Not All Functions Need To Be In The Hospital Anymore

February 11, 2015     Gary Vance

It’s costly to house any service within a hospital. And thanks to advancements in technology, many functions don’t need to be on-site anyway. Here’s how to determine what could find a new home.

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The HCD 10: Matthew Gutwein and Dr. Lisa E. Harris, Provider

February 10, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Matthew Gutwein, president and CEO, Health & Hospital Corp. of Marion County, and Dr. Lisa E. Harris, CEO, Eskenazi Health, are named The HCD 10 Provider for their work in 2014.
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PHOTO TOUR: Whittington Health Trust Ambulatory Care Centre

February 6, 2015     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Take a visual walk through the new ambulatory care facility in London, opened in December 2014.
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Why Now Is The Time To Right-Size Healthcare Projects

February 4, 2015     Gary Vance

Although the industry has been touting the benefits of right-sizing healthcare environments for years, not everyone has embraced the approach. But thanks to new technologies and efficiencies in place, successful right-sizing is within reach now more than ever.

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Tech Support At The Hospital? Morristown Medical Center Says “Why Not”

January 29, 2015    
The New Jersey-based facility opened a retail concept called HealtheConnect inside its lobby that's designed to help patients and families get answers about the latest health apps and hardware.
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5 Ways Healthcare Design Must Change

January 26, 2015     Dennis Kaiser

Healthcare is evolving, with a heightened focus on greater efficiency and higher quality of care. This shift is requiring healthcare design to evolve, too. Here are five ways to rethink the way built environments are created and what they need to achieve.

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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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