State Of Mind In Behavioral Healthcare Design

September 25, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Behavioral healthcare design is making strides by incorporating the aesthetics and amenities of modern acute care facilities while maintaining the safety and comfort that patients require.


Photo Tour: Shriners Hospitals for Children—Canada

September 11, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Take a visual walk through the new children’s hospital in Montreal, opened in August 2015.


Driving Performance At Scott & White Clinic Rock Prairie

August 26, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Scott & White Healthcare focused on new departmental synergies and Lean principles to design a clinic that’s able to flex for future needs.


James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute: Project Breakdown

August 17, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Details on The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s comprehensive cancer center in Columbus, Ohio—opened December 2014—including costs, design team, and suppliers.


Little Things: Designing For Labor, Delivery, And Beyond

July 31, 2015     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor

Hospitals and health systems around the country are investing capital dollars in the birth experience, from creating standalone birth centers to renovating obstetrics units, all in an effort to get the details right for that special day—and, hopefully, inspire lifelong relationships along the way.


Room To Grow At Texas Children’s Hospital

July 30, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

The updated and expanded Child Life Zone gives patients, families, and therapists more room to play, work, and spend time together.


NICU Simulation Lab Sees Continuous Improvement

July 24, 2015     Tammy Smith Thompson

The Institute for Patient-Centered Design’s 2013 design competition to improve the NICU environment is reaching the final installment of its resulting simulation lab, with plenty learned along the way from the industry members and other stakeholders who have weighed in on iterations of its design. Here’s some of what was learned along the way.


A Fresh Look At Pediatric Oncology, Behavioral Health Spaces

July 9, 2015     Tammy Smith Thompson

The Institute for Patient-Centered Design launches a new behavioral health design competition, as last year’s winning pediatric oncology care submission progresses toward becoming a real-life learning lab. 


PHOTO TOUR: University of Florida Health Jacksonville

July 2, 2015     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Take a visual walk through a new outpatient medical complex in Florida, opened in March 2015.


PHOTO TOUR: Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine

June 19, 2015     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Take a visual walk through a new research institute opened in Farmington, Conn., opened in October 2014.

Pathway To Better Bariatric Care

June 2, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
During the 2015 HCD Conference & Expo, Christopher Upton will make the case for a new classification system for bariatric patients that can lead to improved care and better facility design. In this preview, he explains why it's important and the steps to change.

PHOTO TOUR: Prebys Cardiovascular Institute

May 8, 2015     Alicia Wachtel
Take a visual walk through the new heart care center on the campus of Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, Calif., opened in March 2015.

Healthcare Furniture Solutions Using Evidence-Based Design

April 2, 2015     Corinne Tam

Listen in as Deborah Breunig, Vice President of Healthcare at KI, addresses the ways their broad collection of solutions contribute flexibility and safety while providing unique customizations to match a designer’s vision for the built environment.


In Her Own Words: The HCD 10’s Christine Hester Devens

March 18, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Installment 1 of The HCD 10 podcast series features AECOM’s Christine Hester Devens, who talks about her first love, why facilities should make room for a “Genius Bar,” and the keys to designing timeless healthcare environments.

Designing For The Generational Shift

Center for Addiction and Mental Health designed by Stantec and C4 Architects
March 10, 2015     Barbara Horwitz-Bennett
Older patients have always been among the most frequent users of healthcare services. But as baby boomers continue to age, the number of seniors entering acute care facilities is skyrocketing, pushing providers and designers to create spaces that support their outcomes and satisfaction.
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