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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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Army Corps Of Engineers Comes To The Rescue At VA Medical Center

March 11, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The 249th Engineer Battalion steps in to provide temporary power during an electrical system upgrade at New York’s James J. Peters VA Medical Center.
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The New Guidelines Are (Almost) Here

February 28, 2014     Sara O. Marberry
This year rings in the latest installment of the Facility Guidelines Institute’s Guidelines for Design and Construction of Hospitals and Outpatient Facilities, which includes plenty of updates from the 2010 edition.
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Safety First: Designing Healthcare Spaces To Avoid Adverse Events

February 18, 2014     Anjali Joseph and Ellen Taylor
A new tool being developed by The Center for Health Design aims to help designers create safer facilities.
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The HCD 10: Sheila Bosch, Researcher

January 31, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Sheila Bosch, director of research for Gresham, Smith and Partners, is named The HCD 10 Researcher for her work in 2013.
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SickKids Research Institute’s Urban Experiment

January 23, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The Hospital for Sick Children overcomes the constraints of a high-rise tower and the siloed nature of research to create a flexible laboratory setting.
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Healthcare Designers React To New LEED v4

November 11, 2013     Barbara Horwitz-Bennett
Industry professionals weigh in on the significant changes appearing in LEED's latest release, headlined by building product transparency along with energy and water efficiency.
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What’s Old Is New Again At Bridgepoint Active Healthcare

October 23, 2013     Sara O. Marberry
Bridgepoint Active Healthcare's new hospital transforms its grounds, as well as a nearby historic jail, into a modern healthcare campus that's immersed in the local community.
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Puyallup Medical Center Blazes A Trail To LEED For Healthcare

October 15, 2013     Natasha Epstein
Washington's Group Health Puyallup Medical Center, the first in the country to earn a LEED for Healthcare certification, learned plenty of lessons along its way.
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Cleveland Clinic Designs For A Worst-Case Scenario

October 7, 2013     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
To build an on-campus research facility for its new 7T MRI machine, the hospital had to overcome several challenges, starting with a magnet that's triple the weight of a typical diagnostic magnet.
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