Leadership Strategies

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Transition Plan: From HIV Service Provider To Community Health Center

December 22, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Don Blanchon, the executive director of Washington, D.C.’s Whitman-Walker Health, discusses how the provider is transitioning to a community health center model—supported by a new, modern facility—while maintaining its roots in serving the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community and people living with HIV and AIDS.
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Data-Driven Healthcare Design: Cool Stuff Isn’t Free

December 10, 2014     Chris Bormann

Healthcare designers must demonstrate the financial and operational value of their planning and design recommendations to clients, with data-driven design tools able to provide insight on how even the coolest-looking design will also perform to expectations.

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Open Now: Healthcare Design Innovation Survey

December 8, 2014     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief

Your input is needed to shape the future of innovative initiatives to better serve the healthcare design community.

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PHOTO TOUR: UAB Student Health and Wellness Center, Birmingham, Ala.

December 5, 2014     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Take a visual walk through the University of Alabama at Birmingham's new student wellness center, opened in August 2014.
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Ambulatory Expansion: Best Practices And Common Pitfalls

December 4, 2014     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor

Healthcare organizations across the country are turning to their facility planning partners to create a roadmap to success in the shift to ambulatory care. But how is that translated to identifying space needs? And what bumps in the road are likely to be encountered, even with the best-laid plans in place?

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Provider Challenges Healthcare Designers To Conduct More Research

November 26, 2014     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor
In the closing keynote session of the 2014 Healthcare Design Conference, a panel of healthcare insiders responded to the changing industry landscape, with one provider charging the design community to step up efforts to study the built environment and push it forward.
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Changemaker Award: Let's Reset Healthcare Expectations

November 18, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Adelante Healthcare's Avein Saaty-Tafoya received The 2014 Changemaker Award at the Healthcare Design Conference and talked about creating a patient-centric experience that gives patients more confidence and better outcomes and makes them want to come back.
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Eskenazi Health Embraces Its Civic Duty

November 13, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
For its new public safety-net hospital in Indianapolis, the design team used a modern, clean, and sustainable design to support the mind, body, and soul of its community.
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Like A Good Neighbor: Eskenazi Health, Indianapolis

October 30, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Eskenazi Health doesn’t just say it’s serious about its civic role in Indianapolis, it’s walking the walk at its new campus with three design features that broaden the idea of healthcare and community.

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Take Five With Raymond E. Brower

October 29, 2014     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The vice president with RTKL discusses the top five trends and issues getting his attention right now.
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Are You Top 10 Material?

October 10, 2014     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO NOV. 21: Nominations for The HCD 10 are open, and we’re looking for a few good men and women—and one outstanding organization—to honor for their accomplishments over the past 12 months. Here’s the scoop.
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What Do Healthcare Leaders Have To Say About The Future?

October 7, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

During the Healthcare Design Conference, a keynote panel will discuss the state of the industry and how the built environment will need to adapt. Here's a preview.

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Community Health: It’s Not Just A Numbers Game

September 25, 2014     Abbie Clary
To truly measure a community’s need for healthcare services, it’s important to look beyond quantitative and even qualitative data to define what health and wellness means to residents, and how that can be supported by the built environment.
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Q&A With Avein Saaty-Tafoya, Adelante Healthcare

September 18, 2014     Linda Plunkett Franklin

Avein Saaty-Tafoya, CEO of Adelante Healthcare, was named The Center for Health Design’s 2014 Changemaker and accepted the award at the 2014 Healthcare Design Conference in San Diego.

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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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