Healthcare Reform

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Mercy Health Goes Bold And Beautiful

July 16, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Faced with a challenging site, the design team behind the new Mercy Health West hospital in Cincinnati maximized the location to create innovative design solutions—inside and out.
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Take Five With David Surette

July 8, 2014     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The director of healthcare and life sciences at Shawmut Design and Construction discusses the top five trends and issues getting his attention right now.
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Big Health Benefits Of A Neglected Hospital Space

July 8, 2014     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief
With recent research showing that elevator buttons are bacteria breeding grounds, healthcare patients and workers have another incentive to take the stairs. What are architects and designers doing to encourage this?
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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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Selling It: A New Driver In Designing For Healthcare

June 13, 2014     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief
Move over, hospitality. As healthcare systems become more and more competitive for patients, there’s another sector with valuable lessons for both providers and architects/designers: retail.
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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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Medical Tourism: An Evolving Market That's Ripe For Growth And Opportunity

May 15, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
As more patients are traveling abroad for treatment, Healthcare Design looks at the drivers of this changing industry, the opportunities for growth, and what it means to designers and architects.
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Increasing Patient Satisfaction By Decreasing Patient Room Size

May 12, 2014     Esperanza Harper, Nicholas Watkins, and Tamra Minnier
When creating a right-sized patient room to support patient/family-centered care, the design team behind the new UPMC East hospital found that more square footage wasn’t necessarily the answer.
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Therapy By Design

May 7, 2014     Gerri Cote
The belief that the built environment plays a critical role in shaping outcomes for behavioral health patients inspired a series of interiors projects at Vermont’s Brattleboro Retreat.
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Retail Healthcare Throws Down The Gauntlet

April 16, 2014     Rosalyn Cama
CVS’s new tobacco-free stance raises more questions about how the retailing of healthcare might affect the strategy and design of other healthcare environments.
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Waiting Rooms: How To Design To Impress

April 15, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
No longer just a place for sitting or watching TV, today's waiting areas are an opportunity to make a good impression, put patients and guests at ease, and get a leg up on the competition.
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Proving ROI On Healthcare Design

April 15, 2014     Ellen Taylor
Presenting a business case to justify proposed design interventions in healthcare facilities can be challenging, but there are plenty of approaches to take to support an investment.
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Take Five With Alicia Wachtel

April 8, 2014     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The vice president and regional healthcare practice leader with HOK discusses the top five trends and issues getting her attention right now.
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