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Can Healthcare Design Help Tackle Obesity?

September 16, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Despite widespread publicity about the growing problem of overweight adults and children, rates are still rising—both in the U.S. and abroad. Is it time for design to step up and offer some game-changing ideas to address this issue?
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Buying In: Retail Conversions Pay Off

September 16, 2014     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief
Browse through our one-stop shop for articles on recent retail conversion projects and insight into how healthcare systems can make the most of these opportunities.
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Bringing Daylight To Surgical Areas

September 12, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
A growing design strategy involves bringing more natural light into nontraditional areas, including surgical environments. Speakers at the 2014 Healthcare Design Conference share some effective design strategies and the lessons learned from international projects.
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Zooming In: Project Details Worth A Closer Look

September 11, 2014     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief
Award winners or not, the Healthcare Design Showcase projects offered a wealth of smart design ideas in their program submissions. Here we highlight some noteworthy details from other projects that our jurors singled out for a special hat-tip.
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Building Blocks: South West Acute Creates A New Hospital In Ireland

September 10, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The facility connects to its hillside surroundings by breaking down a large, complex facility into a series of connected buildings, earning it an Award of Merit in the 2014 Healthcare Design Showcase.
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Daylighting Shines At Chris O’Brien Lifehouse In Australia

September 9, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The nonprofit treatment center combines decorative screens and fritted glass with articulated façade massing and glazing to give cancer patients a light-filled healing environment, earning it an Award of Merit in the 2014 Healthcare Design Showcase.
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PHOTO TOUR: Resolute Health’s Wellness Campus

September 5, 2014     posted by Kristin D. Zeit
Take a visual walk though Resolute Health’s New Braunfels Community Health Commons in New Braunfels, Texas, opened in June 2014.
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Retail Conversions: 4 Success Stories

September 2, 2014     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief
Take a closer look at how an orthopedics practice, orthodontics clinic, medical center, and spinal care specialty clinic have taken over retail spaces with impressive results.
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PHOTO TOUR: Park Nicollet

August 29, 2014     posted by Kristin D. Zeit
Take a visual walk through Park Nicollet’s renovated Family Birth Center in St. Louis Park, Minn., opened March 2014.
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Emergency Response: Answering Patient Needs With A Standalone ED

August 21, 2014     Hilke Schoonvliet, Nicholas Watkins, Christy Spivey, and Chelsea Greemore
Research informed a new model of care for New Hanover Regional Medical Center’s delivery of emergency medicine.
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PHOTO TOUR: Pashapour Oral & Facial Surgery

August 7, 2014     posted by Kristin D. Zeit
Take a visual walk through Pashapour Oral & Facial Surgery in Arlington, Va., opened in July 2013.
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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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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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PHOTO TOUR: Legacy ER

July 25, 2014     posted by Kristin D. Zeit
Take a visual walk through the new Legacy ER in Allen, Texas, opened in November 2013.
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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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