Master Planning

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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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Best of 2014: Waiting Rooms: How To Design To Impress

December 22, 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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Podcast: 3 Design Ideas That Are Transforming Emergency Departments

December 10, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
In this Healthcare Design podcast, senior editor Anne DiNardo talks with architects and designers on what’s shaping the future of the emergency department and some new design strategies they’re putting in place.
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Healthcare Design Pulse: Cutting-Edge Emergency Departments

December 9, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
A roundup of the best, most interesting, and/or most innovative designs and trends we're seeing right now.
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Design Strategies For Today’s Emergency Departments

December 8, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The ability to process, evaluate, and treat patients as quickly as possible will always be key in the emergency department, with new design strategies being put in place to create a more effective, pleasing, and speedy experience.
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A Look Back At Design Ideas Of 2014

December 5, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

What are some of the most intriguing ideas and issues that were top of mind in 2014? And what trends would you like to see go away in the New Year?

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Study On Decentralized Nurses’ Stations Yields Surprising Results

December 4, 2014     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief
Researchers at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago studied the effects of switching from a central nurses’ station in its old facility to decentralized stations in the new building, which opened two years ago. Some of the results caught the researchers--and their Healthcare Design Conference audience--off guard.
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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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8 Benefits Of BIM In Healthcare Design

December 3, 2014     Karen M. Kensek
Building Information Modeling can be an asset in many ways, including in the managing and implementation of complex projects, coordination with state agencies, and earlier detection of problems.
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Design Lessons From The Global South

November 18, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Speakers from MASS Design Group shared lessons and design ideas learned on the ground in some of the globe's most remote regions and how they can be applied to projects closer to home.

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Tour: Douglas & Nancy Barnhart Cancer Center at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center

November 16, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Through the eyes of a patient, HCD Conference visitors learned how the facility's non-technical design elements, including its spa-like aesthetics and views to the outdoors, are just as important as its cutting-edge equipment.

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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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New ASID Tool Aims To Break Through The Sustainability Clutter

November 4, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The Protocols for Health and Wellness in Design will be released in 2015 with the goal to help design professionals understand existing green guidelines and how they work together.
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Podcast: Design Goals Of A New Public Safety-Net Hospital

November 3, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
In this Healthcare Design podcast, senior editor Anne DiNardo speaks with Matthew Gutwein, president and CEO of Health & Hospital Corp. of Marion County (Indianapolis), on maximizing the opportunity to build a new campus for Eskenazi Health.
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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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