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Hitting The Mark In Sustainable Design

November 24, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Setting aggressive energy goals and efficiency standards is one thing; meeting them is another. Healthcare Design revisits some of the industry’s most notable green healthcare projects to find out what happened on their journey—and where they stand today.


Getting To Net Zero

November 17, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

As hospitals continue to look for more efficient and sustainable ways to operate their buildings, new strategies are required. Speakers at the Healthcare Design Expo & Conference review some of the active, passive, and renewable systems worth considering and how they can impact building design and bottom lines.


Short-Stay Recovery: Designing A New Experience At Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

November 13, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

The freestanding Josie Robertson Surgery Center going up in Manhattan is designed to get patients up and moving and on their way home with private recovery rooms and plenty of places to ambulate.


Designing Surgical Spaces For Now And Later

September 30, 2015     Tatiana Guimaraes

Surgical environments are a great challenge for healthcare designers, due to rapid evolution of medical procedures and technology. So what’s the key? This blog from the AIA AAH says it’s all about flexibility. 


Rewriting The Playbook: James Cancer Hospital

August 17, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

After planning and designing the new 19-story James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, leadership decided to add a second-floor radiation oncology unit—and that’s just one of the mid-project game-changers undertaken during this $750 million project.


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.


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.


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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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