In light of rising water and sewage rates, changing regulations, and the increasing occurrence of extreme weather conditions, healthcare facilities are exploring new ways to reduce their water consumption.
A healthcare design firm is developing a technology that will produce hard metrics for teams to present to clients to answer questions about the real value of wellness initiatives, an attempt to capture effectiveness and measure cost against benefit.
Cleveland’s safety-net hospital of 175 years is evolving to support efforts that improve the health of its patients and the community where they live. The move is inspiring a years-long campus transformation project that addresses healthcare as well as economic opportunity, access to nature, public transit, and more.
Well-designed rehabilitation centers provide responsive environments to patients over both short- and long-term stays, re-creating independent living as much as possible to help ease the transition back home.
January 7, 2016 Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor
Urgent care is an old standby seeing new life thanks to the care delivery model’s ability to answer multiple industry challenges, including providing the care patients need, when and where they want it.
This is the 11th installment in our interview series with past recipients of Healthcare Design’s professional awards programs, featuring a Q+A with architect Blair L. Sadler, senior fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. Check back daily for more installments.
November 15, 2015 Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor
Providing quality products and services isn’t enough to gain market share in today’s business environment. The former director of communications strategies for Harley-Davidson Motor Co. shares the solutions the motorcycle manufacturer used to rebound from its decades-ago downturn to inspire healthcare design professionals in their own brand reimagining.
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.
The new 1 million-square-foot James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute underwent scope, site, and planning direction changes on its way to becoming one of the largest comprehensive cancer centers in the nation.
July 23, 2015 Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor
The original program for the New Parkland Hospital was based on a projection a bit smaller than the 2.1 million square feet the hospital ended up with, requiring the project team to make nips and tucks where it could to reel in the budget and deliver what was promised to Dallas County voters—a new hospital.