Master Planning

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Aesthetics Of A Successful Waiting Room

April 16, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Furniture, lighting, and artwork are some of the elements designers are using to up the ante in healthcare facilities.
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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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Operations Commissioning: Putting New Healthcare Buildings To The Test

April 8, 2014     Kathy Reno and David Grazman
In the same way that commissioning ensures building systems were installed properly and will perform as expected, clinical operations commissioning assesses building workflows created by a new space to ensure staff is ready to accept patients in it.
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Research Brief: Patient Visibility And ICU Mortality

April 3, 2014     Adapted from The HERD Journal, Winter 2014 issue
A recent study confirms that patient outcomes are affected by patient room visibility for caregivers in the ICU environment.
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5 Design Ideas For Healthcare Waiting Rooms

March 24, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Improved lighting, new layouts, and pleasing furnishings go a long way in setting facilities apart and creating a positive brand impression.
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PHOTO TOUR: Cedars-Sinai Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion

March 14, 2014     posted by Kristin D. Zeit
Take a visual walk through Cedars-Sinai Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion in Los Angeles, opened in June 2013.
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Owner’s POV: Gary Constantino, Catholic Health System

March 13, 2014     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief
The corporate director for Catholic Health System’s office of facility planning, design, construction, and property management (Buffalo, N.Y.) expands on how Catholic Health designs its facilities to best address the system’s biggest service priorities.
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HCD Academy: “Exciting Time For Healthcare”

March 7, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Speakers at the Healthcare Design Academy in Washington, D.C., discussed the changing landscape of healthcare delivery and the opportunities for design in that future.
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Planning Healthcare Spaces For The Tech Takeover

March 7, 2014     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief
The more healthcare owners spend on preparing for technology integration, the more their facilities have to be ready to adapt. What’s the designer’s role in all this? It’s bigger than you might think.
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Design Ideas For Hospital Ambulance Bays

March 6, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Using Lean thinking, one paramedic suggests solving the inherent design challenges of ambulance bays by assigning accountability to key stakeholders and following design and operational guidelines that will make these clean and functional work areas for all.
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