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Healthcare’s Water Conversation Efforts Have Ripple Effect

July 13, 2016     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

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.

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Trend Report: Academic Medical Centers

June 23, 2016     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

These forward-thinking organizations are expanding into new markets, exploring new clinical layouts, and adapting to new teaching methods to stay poised for innovation and future success.

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All Is Well: Measuring The Value Of Wellness Efforts

April 29, 2016     Posted by Jennifer Kovacs Silvis

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.

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All Is Well: MetroHealth To Transform Its Campus And Community

April 27, 2016     Posted by Jennifer Kovacs Silvis

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.
 

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A/E/C Survey Sheds Light On New Wave Of Business

April 5, 2016     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor

Healthcare Design’s 2016 A/E/C Survey offers a view into the numbers behind a year’s worth of healthcare building projects as well as the major influences inspiring what’s next.  

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The Home Stretch: Designing Rehab Centers

March 18, 2016     Sharon Schnall

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.

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Urgent Care: Right Here, Right Now

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. 

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Master Class: Blair L. Sadler

December 10, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

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.

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How To Create Brand Disciples

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. 

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The Retailing Of Healthcare

November 10, 2015     Robin Donovan

Smaller, branded healthcare facilities and the explosion of retail on healthcare campuses are revolutionizing modern healthcare design—in ways you may not have considered yet.

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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. 

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Four Generations Of Master Planning On The James

August 20, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

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.

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Scale And Scope: New Parkland Hospital

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. 

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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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