Innovations

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Best of 2014: Modular Construction Delivers Flexibility To Healthcare

December 19, 2014     Barbara Horwitz-Bennett

Breaking out beyond smaller healthcare projects, modular construction is being sought out for its speed to market, quality control, and efficiency.

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Healthcare-associated Infections Keep Industry On High Alert

December 16, 2014     Sara O. Marberry
Hospitals and health systems are charged to reduce healthcare-associated infections and the tens of thousands of deaths they cause each year, inspiring design solutions to help combat the mounting epidemic.
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Open Now: Healthcare Design Innovation Survey

December 8, 2014     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief

Your input is needed to shape the future of innovative initiatives to better serve the healthcare design community.

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PHOTO TOUR: St. Joseph Internal Medicine MOB

November 25, 2014     posted by Kristin D. Zeit
Take a visual walk through St. Joseph Internal Medicine’s new MOB in Bangor, Maine, opened in October 2014.
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Welcome To The 2014 Healthcare Design Conference

November 16, 2014     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief

This year’s Healthcare Design Conference in San Diego brings together big crowds, diverse industry professionals, and new opportunities and insights for an industry poised to innovate—or else.

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Consolidation Yields Systems Optimization At NEA Baptist

NEA Baptist hospital exterior
November 10, 2014     Margie Monin Dombrowski
To solve a disjointed workflow, NEA Baptist relocated to a new site where its acute care hospital, clinics, cancer center, and more than 1,200 employees could share a single campus.
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Newest Maggie's Cancer Care Centre Completed In Oxford, U.K.

November 7, 2014     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

The location at Churchill Hospital was inspired by the concept of a tree house and uses wood, glass, and natural light to create a serene environment.

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Stakes Are High For Patient Room Design

November 6, 2014     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor
The patient room is home away from home and, increasingly, where all the action happens—providing countless reasons to makes sure the design is right. This in-depth look at the state of patient room design today is the first installment in Healthcare Design’s special report on the patient room.
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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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Reinventing The Simulation Center OR

May 16, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center partners with the Department of Defense to explore design possibilities in trauma care by building a simulation operating room with moving walls and flexible ceiling grids.
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Camp Pendleton Replacement Hospital Mirrors Military Traditions

April 25, 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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ACHA Honors Two Projects With Legacy Awards

March 21, 2014     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and Griffin Hospital receive honors for projects that demonstrate superior planning and excellence in design performance over an extended period of time.
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Weighing The Options For Data Center Projects

March 18, 2014     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Managing Editor
Healthcare has been transformed by technology, from care delivery to electronic health records, and requires the ability to support the systems in place and store the data captured. With a variety of options available for data center projects, it's important to assess the pros and cons of each.
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Putting Copper-Infused Products To The Test

February 4, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Sentara Healthcare tests the efficacy of antimicrobial surfaces and linens at its new 129-bed tower with the promise to share its findings with the industry.
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The HCD 10: Carlos Gonzalez, Construction/Building Executive

February 3, 2014     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Managing Editor
Carlos Gonzalez, project director for Clark/McCarthy, A Joint Venture, is named The HCD 10 Construction/Building Executive for his work in 2013.
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