Compliance Issues

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Upgrading ORs Without Missing A Beat

July 29, 2014     Karan Hoffman
From MEP infrastructure to appropriate phasing, there are plenty of things to consider when undergoing an OR renovation.
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Designing Healthcare Environments To Prevent HAIs

July 23, 2014     Dan Swanson
Thoughtful approaches to building system design at the start of a project—including how those systems will be maintained over time—play a significant role in preventing healthcare-associated infections.
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Patient Bathroom Designs Balance Style And Safety

June 25, 2014     Barbara Horwitz-Bennett
Design directives inspiring today’s patient bathrooms put safety first but incorporate hospitality touches, too, leaving designers with plenty of options to consider and pursue.
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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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Using Technology To Aid Environmental Monitoring

May 22, 2014     Brian Yarborough
A mobile app helps Skanska monitor tolerances for pressure, noise levels, and air particulates during a NICU project for Tampa General Hospital.
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One Step At A Time: Phasing Pays Off In Healthcare Renovations

May 5, 2014     Jim Bell
A phased renovation carried out through integrated project delivery streamlined the rooftop expansion of a certified joint center at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital in New London, Conn.
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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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