Evidence-based Design

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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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Designing Outdoor Spaces To Fit Specific Patient Populations

April 1, 2014     Clare Cooper Marcus and Naomi A. Sachs
From an acute care setting to a behavioral health center, tailored approaches to landscape architecture that answer the needs of different patients can facilitate healing and keep them safe.
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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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Owner’s POV: Richard Molseed, Avera Health

March 4, 2014     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief
The executive vice president of Avera Health in Sioux Falls, S.D., offers his perspective on how the built environment must change in today’s healthcare climate, and how his hospitals and clinics are trying to walk the walk.
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PHOTO TOUR: Fontana Medical Center

February 28, 2014     posted by Kristin D. Zeit
Take a visual walk through Kaiser Permanente’s Fontana Medical Center in Fontana, Calif., opened in May 2013.
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The Year Of The Environmental Audit

February 20, 2014     Rosalyn Cama
Four steps offer owners a plan for action to deliver a better patient experience in 2014.
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Take Five With Charles Griffin

February 11, 2014     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
WHR’s senior principal and studio leader and the 2014 president of the Academy of Architecture for Health of the American Institute of Architects discusses the top five trends and issues getting his attention right now.
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The HCD 10: Mitch Goplen, Facility Manager

February 5, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Mitch Goplen, vice president of facility services at Billings Clinic, is named The HCD 10 Facility Manager for his work in 2013.
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Research Brief: Case Study Of Risk Assessment In Facility Design Planning

February 4, 2014     Adapted from The HERD Journal, Fall 2013 issue
As risks to both patients and staff in healthcare settings rise, recent research takes a look at how implementing the Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) tool during design planning can reduce risk and improve patient care.
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Putting Copper-Infused Products To The Test

February 4, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Sentara Healthcare tests the efficacy of antimicrobial surfaces and linens at its new 129-bed tower with the promise to share its findings with the industry.
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