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Where Operations And Design Meet

August 12, 2014     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor
Even the best operational models can achieve new levels of success if supported by the right built environment. A recent study captures lots of potential for fall prevention, but what if such initiatives were paired with proven evidence-based design solutions?
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A Value-Driven Approach To Designing Cancer Environments

August 1, 2014     Patricia D. Malick
Value-mapping is one tool designers can use to determine basic, target, and aspirational features to incorporate in a new space, in order to best meet patient, family, and staff needs. Here, the design of an infusion center serves as one example of how it can be done.
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Staff Support: Designing Optimal Healthcare Work Environments

July 21, 2014     Barbara Horwitz-Bennett
From supportive staff workspaces to on-site fitness centers to business-class lounges, hospitals are responding to employee needs—by design.
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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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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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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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Can Different Architectural Forms Influence Patient Behavior?

June 26, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Researchers from Texas Tech and HKS look at how contours may affect patients and their overall experience. The results will be shared at the 2014 Healthcare Design Conference.
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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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PHOTO TOUR: Coviello Oral Surgery

June 13, 2014     posted by Kristin D. Zeit
Take a visual walk through Coviello Oral Surgery in Falls Church, Va., opened in July 2013.
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Medical Tourism Spotlight: Health City Cayman Islands

May 16, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
This healthcare facility in Grand Cayman caters to medical tourists with its island location, Western design sensibilities, and cardiovascular and orthopedic services.
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Boomer Nation: Applying Generational Research To Design Approaches

May 8, 2014     Gary Vance
While not a lot of research exists specifically on designing for baby boomers, there’s plenty of information available on the generation in general that can be used to shape the design of healthcare spaces to support the aging population.
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Therapy By Design

May 7, 2014     Gerri Cote
The belief that the built environment plays a critical role in shaping outcomes for behavioral health patients inspired a series of interiors projects at Vermont’s Brattleboro Retreat.
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PHOTO TOUR: Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital

May 2, 2014     Eileen Goodman and Char Hawkins, Moody Nolan
Take a virtual walk through the renovation of this regional hospital in Westerville, Ohio, opened in early 2014.
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Camp Pendleton Replacement Hospital: Project Breakdown

April 25, 2014     Sara O. Marberry
Details on Naval Hospital At Camp Pendleton's new replacement facility—opened December 2013—including costs, design team, and suppliers.
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PHOTO TOUR: Fortius Sport & Health

April 25, 2014     posted by Kristin D. Zeit
Take a visual walk through Fortius Sport & Health in Burnaby, British Columbia, opened in May 2013.
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