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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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Sports Stadiums: A New Playing Field For Healthcare Design?

July 16, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Sports and healthcare naturally benefit one another, so why aren’t they more integrated in the built environment? An exhibit in the Netherlands proposes turning former sports arenas, such as a FIFA World Cup stadium, into environments for preventative care.
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Mercy Health Goes Bold And Beautiful

July 16, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Faced with a challenging site, the design team behind the new Mercy Health West hospital in Cincinnati maximized the location to create innovative design solutions—inside and out.
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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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Guest Services: A New Approach

July 3, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
As loved ones take on a larger role in the caregiving process, healthcare facilities are rethinking family and visitor spaces to provide a variety of spaces for them to work, play, or simply get away.
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Q&A with the USGBC’s Brendan Owens

June 27, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
As the topic of product transparency and materials disclosure heats up in 2014, the U.S. Green Building Council’s vice president of LEED technical development talks about the rating system’s evolution and why the market’s ripe for change.
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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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Spreading The Word About Simulation Modeling

June 20, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
A webinar panel during next week’s Healthcare Design Education Day plans to share the real-world benefits of this design tool in multiple stages of the project planning process.
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Healthcare Reform: What We Do Know

June 19, 2014     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Managing Editor
For years the healthcare design industry has waited to see what the effects of healthcare reform will be, and while providers remain hesitant to return to construction rates of old, a lot of the unknowns of the past are being replaced by emerging opportunities.
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Designing Abroad: How Sustainability Is Making An Impact In The Middle East

June 17, 2014     James Atkinson
In part one of a three-part guest blog series on international design challenges, HDR’s James Atkinson looks at how extreme climate, solar energy, and the desire for better healing environments are driving sustainable solutions overseas.
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PHOTO TOUR: Eye Physicians of Austin

June 16, 2014     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Take a visual walk through Eye Physicians’ new ophthalmology practice in Austin, Texas, opened in June 2013.
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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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Healthcare Megaprojects: Challenges and Opportunities

June 3, 2014     Sheila F. Cahnman
In the second part of a two-part series on healthcare megaprojects, blogger Sheila Cahnman explores the inherent challenges of working overseas that are exacerbated by the scale of these projects. But with thoughtful planning and project management, plenty of opportunities still exist.
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The Importance Of Asking “What If”

May 16, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
There are a number of questions that need to be answered at the start of any project. But taking the time to consider a few out-of-box ideas may result in the next game changer in healthcare design.
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Reinventing The Simulation Center OR

May 16, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center partners with the Department of Defense to explore design possibilities in trauma care by building a simulation operating room with moving walls and flexible ceiling grids.
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