Master Planning


Hitting The Mark In Sustainable Design

November 24, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Setting aggressive energy goals and efficiency standards is one thing; meeting them is another. Healthcare Design revisits some of the industry’s most notable green healthcare projects to find out what happened on their journey—and where they stand today.


Short-Stay Recovery: Designing A New Experience At Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

November 13, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

The freestanding Josie Robertson Surgery Center going up in Manhattan is designed to get patients up and moving and on their way home with private recovery rooms and plenty of places to ambulate.


Coming Together To Improve Cancer Care

October 26, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

As cancer patient volumes continue to grow, health systems are investing in new or expanded facilities to bring comprehensive care services under one roof while giving patients a better sense of privacy, more choice, and holistic services.


Driving Change In Healthcare Design

October 19, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Deborah Adler, the founder of Adler Design, will deliver the closing keynote at the 2015 Healthcare Design Expo & Conference, in November. Here, she talks about wanting to make a difference, building better patient experiences, and why she thinks the best place for designers to be right now is in healthcare.


Healthcare Master Planning: An Evolving Specialty

October 9, 2015     Gary Vance

The master planning process is evolving, taking into consideration new ownership goals for population health management and providing care within communities. Understanding these concepts and bringing them to the table during conversations with leadership will be critical for planners moving forward.


View A Fresh Perspective At St. Charles Bend Cancer Center

September 2, 2015     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

St. Charles Bend Cancer Center earned an Award of Merit in the 2015 Healthcare Design Showcase by using design to maximize the long- and short-range views from its new addition and give patients an improved care environment.


Driving Performance At Scott & White Clinic Rock Prairie

August 26, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Scott & White Healthcare focused on new departmental synergies and Lean principles to design a clinic that’s able to flex for future needs.


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.


Rewriting The Playbook: James Cancer Hospital

August 17, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

After planning and designing the new 19-story James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, leadership decided to add a second-floor radiation oncology unit—and that’s just one of the mid-project game-changers undertaken during this $750 million project.


Is Your Healthcare Facility Extreme Weather Ready?

July 31, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

A new U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit is now available to help guide healthcare facilities in developing sustainable and climate-resilient buildings.


Collaboration Is Key In Swedish NICU Design

June 23, 2015     Gloria Cornell

On the third and final leg of my journey, I visited Stockholm—the heart of some of the most extensive NICU research in the world.


PHOTO TOUR: Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine

June 19, 2015     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Take a visual walk through a new research institute opened in Farmington, Conn., opened in October 2014.

Is Designing For Resiliency The New Normal?

June 11, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

The effects of climate change and extreme weather events aren't just a concern for hospitals in traditionally high-risk areas anymore. Perkins+Will's Robin Guenther explains why more healthcare facilities should be assessing their vulnerabilities and adapting their designs.


PHOTO TOUR: University of Colorado Health Poudre Valley Outpatient Cancer Center

June 5, 2015     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Take a visual walk through the first two completed phases of this renovated and expanded cancer center in Fort Collins, Colo.

Master Planning Wellness Into Healthcare Campuses

May 18, 2015     Tatiana Guimaraes

A new era of healthcare with an intense focus on population health is calling for hospital campuses that are outward focused rather than inward. This blog from AIA AAH discusses how a shift is taking place in master planning approaches to support providers’ community-based wellness initiatives.

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