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Illuminating Ideas On LEDs In Healthcare

September 25, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

LEDs can make a big impact in healthcare design if you understand how the technology works and put the right maintenance protocols in place. A speaker at this year's Healthcare Design Expo & Conference shares some ideas in this conference session preview.


Climate Change: An Opportunity For Healthcare Design

September 15, 2015     Adele Houghton

Two recent reports put climate change in the spotlight, inspiring ideas for how the healthcare sector might protect patients from the health effects of climate change via smarter building design and operations.


View A Fresh Perspective At St. Charles Bend Cancer Center

September 2, 2015     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

St. Charles Bend Cancer Center earned an Award of Merit in the 2015 Healthcare Design Showcase by using design to maximize the long- and short-range views from its new addition and give patients an improved care environment.


Fresh Start: Natural Ventilation In Healthcare

August 10, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Speakers at the 2015 HCD Expo & Conference want to drive a new conversation about the challenges and opportunities of using natural ventilation in healthcare facilities.


Is Your Healthcare Facility Extreme Weather Ready?

July 31, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

A new U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit is now available to help guide healthcare facilities in developing sustainable and climate-resilient buildings.


Raising The Bar On MOB Design

May 26, 2015     Sharon Schnall
The design of the new Kaiser Permanente Antelope Valley Medical Offices is inspired—inside and out—by the beauty and challenges of its California desert locale, responding to that climate with LEED Platinum-level solutions.

Spaces That Bring Medical Research Into Clinical Practice

May 19, 2015     Barbara Horwitz-Bennett
Translational research facilities require a built environment that supports medical advancements—and the physicians and researchers collaborating on them—to improve health outcomes.

Lady Cilento Branches Out In Australia

April 9, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The new children’s hospital is lush with fresh solutions for hospital campus design, including approaches that bring the outside in and help establish deep roots within the local community.


March 6, 2015     posted by Kristin D. Zeit
Take a visual walk through the new North Tower at Orlando Regional Medical Center in Florida, opened in January 2015.

Designing More Efficient Critical Access Hospitals

January 28, 2015     John W. Andrews and Jeff S. Monzu
Critical access hospitals face a number of financial challenges not seen by larger urban counterparts, calling for creative design solutions that maximize operational efficiencies and rein in costs.

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.


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.


St. Jude Medical Center Tower Completed

December 5, 2014     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Construction of the $228 million healthcare facility wrapped up five months early and included a 200,000-square-foot acute care building and a 14,000-square-foot central utility plant.


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.

Understanding Why Chinese Healthcare Design Is Different

November 12, 2014     Edison Woo

China is a major market for healthcare design, and U.S. firms looking to enter should understand not just how hospitals are designed differently there, but why.

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