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What’s Design Thinking And Why Does It Matter?

August 6, 2014     Hank Adams
Design thinking can positively impact a healthcare provider’s strategy for the future in both traditional and nontraditional ways.
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3 Challenges For Healthcare Architects And Designers

August 1, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Healthcare leaders sent a message to attendees at the annual Summer Leadership Summit in Chicago: Help us solve some of the issues and challenges we’re facing.
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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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Take Five With Paula Crowley

July 21, 2014     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The CEO of Anchor Health Properties discusses the top five trends and issues getting her attention right now.
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Staff Support: Designing Optimal Healthcare Work Environments

July 21, 2014     Barbara Horwitz-Bennett
From supportive staff workspaces to on-site fitness centers to business-class lounges, hospitals are responding to employee needs—by design.
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Healthcare Design Trends: East Meets West

July 10, 2014     Charlene Marietti
VOA Associate’s David Duff compared Chinese and U.S. healthcare practices and design at The 3rd Summit Forum of Chinese and Overseas Hospital Architects, part of the 15th Hospital Build and Infrastructure China Exhibition and Congress held June 21 to 23 in Nanjing, China.
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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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Making Operational Readiness Part Of The Facility Planning Process

July 7, 2014     L. Kidd and R. Howe
When opening a new building, there’s plenty that has to be considered in terms of the new operational workflows that need to be supported in the new space. Here’s a breakdown of how one recent project approached the process and how it turned out.
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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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Designing Abroad: Planning For A Global Marketplace

June 24, 2014     By Raymond E. Brower
In part two of a three-part guest blog series on international design challenges, RTKL Associates’ Raymond Brower discusses key considerations for understanding global practice patterns and operational benchmarks in new markets.
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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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Dell Children’s Pathway To Platinum

June 11, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The hospital’s new bed tower pushes its tradition of sustainable design forward in water and energy conservation and healthy materials sourcing.
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Designing For The Patient Experience

May 28, 2014     Sheila F. Cahnman
As providers face reimbursements tied to patient satisfaction scores, the role that the built environment can play in improving experiences—from reducing noise to improving communication—is taking on new importance.
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Daring To Be Different

May 28, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
There’s a lot of talk about branding and design in healthcare these days, but how many are actually walking the walk? One owner shows how with a striking exterior for its new hospital in Cincinnati.
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