Reducing Waiting In Healthcare

December 1, 2016     Joan Suchomel
As the patient experience becomes more important than ever, it’s time to remedy one of healthcare’s biggest pain points—
the waiting room. 

2016 Nightingale Awards Winners Honored At HCD Expo

November 30, 2016     Anne DiNardo, Executive Editor

More than 20 product awards were handed out during the annual Nightingale Awards ceremony at the 2016 Healthcare Design Expo & Conference in Houston.


HCD Expo Session: 6 Considerations For Waiting Room Design

November 15, 2016     Anne DiNardo, Executive Editor

Despite efforts to reduce—or eliminate—waiting in healthcare facilities, many patients still need a place to sit. Research shared at the Healthcare Design Expo in Houston illustrated how and where people are sitting in specific waiting rooms and some important design considerations to improve the experience.


PHOTO TOUR: The Christ Hospital Joint & Spine Center

November 8, 2016     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Take a visual walk through the rehabilitation, imaging, and surgery center in Cincinnati, opened in September 2015.


PHOTO TOUR: St. Joseph’s Health Centre CIBC Just For Kids Clinic

October 21, 2016     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Take a virtual walk through the outpatient pediatric clinic in Toronto, completed in April 2016.


Suite Makeover For Moms At Mount Sinai Hospital

September 13, 2016     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

The hospital transformed part of its antenatal unit into four self-care hospitality suites for high-risk pregnancies, then gave the rooms an IKEA makeover to make expectant moms feel at home.


PHOTO TOUR: MemorialCare Medical Foundation

August 26, 2016     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Take a visual walk through a new medical office in San Juan Capistrano, Calif., opened in July 2015.


FIRST LOOK: University of Vermont Medical Center’s Robert E. and Holly D. Miller Building

August 18, 2016     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

See a sneak peek of the medical center’s new inpatient bed building scheduled for completion in 2019.


Showcase 2016: Josie Robertson Surgery Center, MSK Cancer Center, New York

August 4, 2016     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

The ambulatory surgery center goes vertical on a tight urban site and employs a neutral color palette to create a sophisticated healthcare setting for New Yorkers.


Take 5 With Dan Morris

July 25, 2016     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

One of the founding partners of E4H, a new firm formed this past spring by the merger of MorrisSwitzer Environments for Health, Ascension Group Architects, and DaSilva Architects, discusses the top five trends and issues getting his attention right now.


Class Act: University Of Minnesota Health Clinics And Surgery Center

July 12, 2016     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

This academic medical center, opened February 2016, in Minneapolis, features a host of new approaches to operations and layout that were inspired by other markets, including retail and airports.


PHOTO TOUR: Optegra Eye Hospital

July 8, 2016     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Take a visual walk through a new private ophthalmic hospital in London, opened in January 2016.


Showcase 2016: Today's Healthcare Designs Are Making A Statement

July 8, 2016     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Community-inspired aesthetics and indoor/outdoor connections were on display in this year’s Healthcare Design Showcase, but jurors are still looking for more solutions on staff spaces and places where families and care teams can collaborate.


Trend Report: Academic Medical Centers

June 23, 2016     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

These forward-thinking organizations are expanding into new markets, exploring new clinical layouts, and adapting to new teaching methods to stay poised for innovation and future success.


Lasting Impression: Northwestern Memorial Hospital

June 9, 2016     Angela Mazzi

The 2016 Legacy Project Award winner illustrates design principles that have helped the facility adapt as needs have changed while becoming a good neighbor to the community.

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