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All Is Well: Q+A With Mortenson Construction's Larry Arndt

April 28, 2016     Posted by Jennifer Kovacs Silvis

The general manager of healthcare for Mortenson Construction Chicago weighs in on how providers' interest in improving the overall health and well-being of patients is being translated to the way healthcare facilities are built. 

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All Is Well: Shriners For Children Delivers All Access To Nature

April 27, 2016     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

From ground level to the roof top, the new medical center will provide accessible garden space on every level of the 75,000-square-foot-building when it opens this year in Pasadena, Calif.

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All Is Well: Healthcare Design Learning Lab

April 27, 2016     Posted by Jennifer Kovacs Silvis

As the healthcare industry continues to explore what the concept of wellness means in approaches to care delivery, partners in planning, design, and construction will have to do the same. Need help navigating the field? Here are a few resources to guide the way. 

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Master Class

December 2, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Healthcare Design catches up with past recipients of its professional awards programs to find out what they’ve been up to and how they’re continuing to influence the industry.

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Using Service Design To Understand, Improve Patient Experience

November 16, 2015     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor

By identifying the unspoken or latent needs of patients, a healthcare organization and its built environment can be designed to best answer the human side of healthcare—even in an organization as big as the Mayo Clinic. Some lessons from the provider’s innovation center were shared during the Healthcare Design Expo & Conference. 

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Delivering Results: A Breakdown Of Healthcare Construction Delivery Methods

November 9, 2015     Charles H. Griffin

Whether reduced cost, speed to market, risk mitigation, or ownership control is the objective, there’s a delivery method out there that’s right for your next healthcare construction project. Find the pros and cons of all the options detailed here. 

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Using Mixed Methods To Build Akron Children's New Pavilion

October 22, 2015     By Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor
With a culture of Lean already adopted, Akron Children’s Hospital leaders decided to mesh the approach with integrated project delivery to reap the rewards of both in the construction of the provider’s new Kay Jewelers Pavilion. 
 
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Union Village: Introducing A First

September 22, 2015     Ed Miller and Danny Boh

The team behind the in-progress Union Village in Nevada kicks off a series of blogs providing insight on challenges encountered and lessons learned while planning this first-of-its-kind health village, starting with how the IPD team was selected. 

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Tips To Reduce MRI Noise And Vibration In Healthcare Environments

August 24, 2015     Benjamin Davenny

The surfaces surrounding an MRI can contribute to the noise the machine creates, but they can also work to diminish it. Here are some ways to help keep the peace.

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From The Ground Up: New Parkland Hospital

July 22, 2015     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor

Construction of the New Parkland Hospital in Dallas was a feat unto itself, with a four-party joint venture behind it. From early integration of project team members to prefabrication of building components to figuring out how exactly to build a 60-foot cantilever—and then build on top of it—team leaders share how they brought the project's 2.1 million square feet to life. 

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A 3-D Printed Hospital Coming To A Town Near You?

July 21, 2015     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor

From prosthetics to bones to organs, the use of 3-D printing in healthcare is gaining traction every day and calling for built environments that can support its use. But what about using the technology to construct those built environments? It may not be such a leap.

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Building Smart In Healthcare

April 7, 2015     Jason Seaburg
New technologies are optimizing healthcare construction sites, helping teams rein in costs and speed up schedules.
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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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The HCD 10: Sam Moses, Building Professional

February 11, 2015     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor
Sam Moses, a superintendent at Balfour Beatty Construction, is named The HCD 10 Building Professional for his work in 2014.
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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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