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Q&A With Avein Saaty-Tafoy, Adelante Healthcare

September 18, 2014     Linda Plunkett Franklin
Responding to a new healthcare environment that gives patients choice in where they seek care, Adelante Healthcare strives to create accessible environments that promote a sense of brand loyalty. CEO Avein Saaty-Tafoya, named The Center for Health Design’s 2014 Changemaker, shares her vision for the organization’s future.
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Signs Of Life In A “Comatose” Industry

September 17, 2014     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief
After decades of operating as an industrial system that “contributes to problems it’s there to solve,” the U.S. healthcare industry is starting to wake up, said Robin Guenther of Perkins+Will, speaking at TEDMED. An important step in the process: Buildings that do no harm.
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Retail Conversions: 4 Success Stories

September 2, 2014     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief
Take a closer look at how an orthopedics practice, orthodontics clinic, medical center, and spinal care specialty clinic have taken over retail spaces with impressive results.
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Creating Workplace Efficiencies That Healthcare Providers Need

August 13, 2014     Dennis Kaiser
Care delivery is evolving and with it, so must design. Two areas ripe for improvement are procedure space and inpatient beds.
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Proper Placement: How To Locate Healthcare Facilities In An Evolving Market

August 4, 2014     Judson Orlando and Clinton Compton
A host of tools is available to help providers and developers alike in selecting the right service to provide to the right market
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Sponsored Spaces in Hospitals: Minding the Mixed Messages

August 1, 2014     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief
Hospital systems must carefully consider donation sources to make sure they’re not sending the wrong message to the community. When the money is spent on branded spaces within the hospital, it adds a whole other layer of scrutiny.
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Upgrading ORs Without Missing A Beat

July 29, 2014     Karan Hoffman
From MEP infrastructure to appropriate phasing, there are plenty of things to consider when undergoing an OR renovation.
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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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