Code Compliance by Design

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What Designers Need To Know About Healthcare Reform’s Next Step

November 5, 2014     Eileen B. Malone and Ellen Taylor
The Hospital-Acquired Conditions Reduction Program, mandated by the Affordable Care Act, became effective in October, and it’s important for designers to understand the built environment’s role in helping providers answer this next reform challenge.
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EBD Theory Becomes Practice At WellStar Paulding Hospital

October 21, 2014     Sara O. Marberry
The new WellStar Paulding Hospital in Hiram, Ga., is steeped in evidence-based design to create a space that showcases healthcare’s proven best practices.
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Using Psychiatric Facility Design To Inspire Integrated Care Spaces

September 18, 2014     James M. Hunt
In order to answer the industry push to treat both general and psychiatric patients in one location, the proper physical environment to support integrated care is essential. In order to make these spaces safe—and attractive—for all, there’s plenty to learn from design solutions already being applied in psychiatric care settings.
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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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The ABCs Of Building Product Transparency

June 30, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Here’s what you need to know about product declarations and how they’re helping the healthcare industry make more informed design decisions.
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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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Full Immersion: A Personal Perspective On ADA Codes

June 16, 2014     Christine Guzzo Vickery
After learning plenty of lessons from being a patient in a hospital he designed, one healthcare architect gained a whole new perspective on accessibility, too, when he left the hospital in a wheelchair.
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Designing For The Patient Experience

May 28, 2014     Sheila F. Cahnman
As providers face reimbursements tied to patient satisfaction scores, the role that the built environment can play in improving experiences—from reducing noise to improving communication—is taking on new importance.
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Increasing Patient Satisfaction By Decreasing Patient Room Size

May 12, 2014     Esperanza Harper, Nicholas Watkins, and Tamra Minnier
When creating a right-sized patient room to support patient/family-centered care, the design team behind the new UPMC East hospital found that more square footage wasn’t necessarily the answer.
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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: Meet The 2nd Annual Winners

January 27, 2014     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief
Our second annual list of 10 outstanding industry pros offers a snapshot of what can be accomplished—individually, and as an industry—in one year’s time.
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Back To Life At Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital

November 25, 2013     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital extends its healing mission to remediate a brownfield site on Boston's waterfront and build a resilient new hospital
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Research Shows Design Impacts Patient Mobility

November 12, 2013     Ellen Taylor
Architects and designers have the opportunity to help healthcare providers understand how the environment can improve outcomes resulting from patient immobility.
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Healthcare Facility Assessments: A Roadmap To The Future

November 7, 2013     Aran A. Mc Carthy
Facilities assessments can guide the decision-making process for building projects—large and small.
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