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Survey: Healthcare Sector Slow To Embrace Senior Care

March 26, 2015     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief

A recent survey of senior living communities points to the inevitability of increased partnerships with healthcare providers. While both sides stand to benefit, healthcare has been slow to act. Here's one explanation for why--and one way to get started before it's too late.

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Healthcare Design Innovation Requires Leap Of Faith

March 23, 2015     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor
The state of healthcare today calls for new built environment solutions, but adoption can be slow in an industry that’s more comfortable relying on tried-and-true approaches. Healthcare Design’s Innovation Survey sheds light on the state of innovation in healthcare design today and what challenges must be overcome to move us all forward.
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What Issues Keep Healthcare Providers And Designers Up At Night?

March 19, 2015     Debra Levin

When attendees at the 2014 Healthcare Design Conference were asked to choose the top issues that keep them up at night, the results revealed differences between providers’ and designers’ perspectives.

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Resolutions For A Healthier Built Environment

February 17, 2015     Rosalyn Cama

Mirroring commercial wellness trends, healthcare providers are entering 2015 focused on keeping people well rather than treating illness, inspiring the design of spaces that promote good health.

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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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Renovating An Inpatient Unit One Room At A Time

January 26, 2015     Stephen Devon
Foregoing the traditional approach of shutting down an entire unit to complete patient room renovations, this project team realized that despite complications and increased construction costs, the best solution was to go one by one.
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What The Functional Program Is And Why It Matters

January 12, 2015     Alberto Salvatore

Architects aren’t traditionally part of the functional programming process for a new healthcare project. But in order to achieve a holistic design that addresses all aspects of the built environment and the effects it will have on those who will use it; it might be time that designers have a seat at the table.

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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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Take 5 With John Michael Currie

December 19, 2014     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The vice president of healthcare at Baskervill discusses the top five trends and issues getting his attention right now.
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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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PHOTO TOUR: Riley Hospital for Children

December 15, 2014     posted by Kristin D. Zeit
Take a visual walk through Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, a phased IPD project that reached full occupancy in June 2014.
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Data-Driven Healthcare Design: Cool Stuff Isn’t Free

December 10, 2014     Chris Bormann

Healthcare designers must demonstrate the financial and operational value of their planning and design recommendations to clients, with data-driven design tools able to provide insight on how even the coolest-looking design will also perform to expectations.

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Ambulatory Expansion: Best Practices And Common Pitfalls

December 4, 2014     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor

Healthcare organizations across the country are turning to their facility planning partners to create a roadmap to success in the shift to ambulatory care. But how is that translated to identifying space needs? And what bumps in the road are likely to be encountered, even with the best-laid plans in place?

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