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What Defines “Appropriate” Healthcare Design?

July 21, 2014     Debra Levin
In response to a healthcare system in financial turmoil, design choices deemed appropriate for new facilities today are a whole lot different than what the design community embraced just years ago.
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3 Takeaways From HCD Academy Portland

July 3, 2014     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief
In June, facility managers, architects, owners, interior designers, and construction executives shared the stage to discuss key industry challenges and take the pulse of progress. Here are three lessons that stood out.
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2014 HCD Corporate Rankings: Healthcare A/E/C Firms Correcting Course

July 1, 2014     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Managing Editor
Survey results from Healthcare Design’s 2014 Corporate Rankings Survey illustrate the industry’s adjustment to a new landscape of projects and client needs.
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Healthcare Reform: What We Do Know

June 19, 2014     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Managing Editor
For years the healthcare design industry has waited to see what the effects of healthcare reform will be, and while providers remain hesitant to return to construction rates of old, a lot of the unknowns of the past are being replaced by emerging opportunities.
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Monitoring Utility Usage Can Save Owners Thousands

June 16, 2014     Richard McKown
A Web-based utility usage dashboard offers insights into performance and savings while it also serves as a troubleshooting tool.
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Healthcare Megaprojects: Challenges and Opportunities

June 3, 2014     Sheila F. Cahnman
In the second part of a two-part series on healthcare megaprojects, blogger Sheila Cahnman explores the inherent challenges of working overseas that are exacerbated by the scale of these projects. But with thoughtful planning and project management, plenty of opportunities still exist.
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How To Keep Healthcare Construction Costs In Check

May 22, 2014     C. Bradley Cronk and Glenn A. Grube
Healthcare construction projects can run rampant with cost overruns, but there are plenty of solutions available to keep teams on schedule and on budget.
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One Step At A Time: Phasing Pays Off In Healthcare Renovations

May 5, 2014     Jim Bell
A phased renovation carried out through integrated project delivery streamlined the rooftop expansion of a certified joint center at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital in New London, Conn.
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Camp Pendleton Replacement Hospital Mirrors Military Traditions

April 25, 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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Owner’s POV: Gary Constantino, Catholic Health System

March 13, 2014     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief
The corporate director for Catholic Health System’s office of facility planning, design, construction, and property management (Buffalo, N.Y.) expands on how Catholic Health designs its facilities to best address the system’s biggest service priorities.
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What Reform Means For Healthcare Construction

March 11, 2014     Jack Darnall
A lot’s been said about the effect that the Affordable Care Act will have on healthcare capital improvement projects. But does it really change the pressures that providers were under before implementation? Brasfield & Gorrie’s Jack Darnall weighs in.
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Planning Healthcare Spaces For The Tech Takeover

March 7, 2014     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief
The more healthcare owners spend on preparing for technology integration, the more their facilities have to be ready to adapt. What’s the designer’s role in all this? It’s bigger than you might think.
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Helping Hospital CEOs Sleep At Night

March 5, 2014     Debra Levin
How design interventions can solve the challenges that continue to stay top-of-mind for healthcare’s c-suite.
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Owner’s POV: Richard Molseed, Avera Health

March 4, 2014     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief
The executive vice president of Avera Health in Sioux Falls, S.D., offers his perspective on how the built environment must change in today’s healthcare climate, and how his hospitals and clinics are trying to walk the walk.
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Take Five With Charles Griffin

February 11, 2014     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
WHR’s senior principal and studio leader and the 2014 president of the Academy of Architecture for Health of the American Institute of Architects discusses the top five trends and issues getting his attention right now.
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