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Is Designing For Resiliency The New Normal?

June 11, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

The effects of climate change and extreme weather events aren't just a concern for hospitals in traditionally high-risk areas anymore. Perkins+Will's Robin Guenther explains why more healthcare facilities should be assessing their vulnerabilities and adapting their designs.

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Take Five With Darci Hernandez

June 9, 2015     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The principal at Boulder Associates Architects discusses the top five trends and issues getting her attention right now.
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If These Walls Could Heal

May 28, 2015     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief

Recent studies and real-world room designs, described at the Healthcare Design Academy in Houston, aim to take HAI prevention to the next level.

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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.
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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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Take 5 With Laura Poltronieri

March 31, 2015     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The principal with Poltronieri Tang & Associates discusses the top five trends and issues getting her attention right now.
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Designing For The Generational Shift

Center for Addiction and Mental Health designed by Stantec and C4 Architects
March 10, 2015     Barbara Horwitz-Bennett
Older patients have always been among the most frequent users of healthcare services. But as baby boomers continue to age, the number of seniors entering acute care facilities is skyrocketing, pushing providers and designers to create spaces that support their outcomes and satisfaction.
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The HCD 10: Sean Gouvin, Facility Manager

February 6, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Sean Gouvin, director of facilities planning and engineering operations for Baystate Health, is named The HCD 10 Architect for his work in 2014.
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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.
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How To Determine If An Inpatient-to-Outpatient Conversion Will Work

January 28, 2015     Gary L. Vance

As healthcare trends more and more to outpatient services in lieu of inpatient care, healthcare organizations are exploring whether to build new or transition existing spaces. But how do you know if a building is a fit for conversion? Using an existing facility assessment to rate criteria and score feasibility will help the decision-making process.

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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: 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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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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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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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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