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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.

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What’s The Best Nurses’ Station Design For Psychiatric Hospitals?

July 1, 2015     Jeffrey R. Mural

Balancing staff safety and the humane treatment of patients in behavioral healthcare facilities is often difficult when designing the nurses’ station. But options are available. Here are tips on how to figure out which one is right for your space.

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Collaboration Is Key In Swedish NICU Design

June 23, 2015     Gloria Cornell

On the third and final leg of my journey, I visited Stockholm—the heart of some of the most extensive NICU research in the world.

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Why Reality TV Might Be Killing Healthcare Design

June 22, 2015     Ellen Taylor

In a world of reality TV shows that document one-day home makeovers and quick flips, the real work of designers is at risk of being diminished. And for a segment as complex as healthcare design, shouldn’t we be dedicating more time and resources to the process?

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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.
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PHOTO TOUR: Canyon Vista Medical Center

June 17, 2015     posted by Kristin D. Zeit
Take a visual walk through Canyon Vista Medical Center in Sierra Vista, Ariz., opened in April 2015.
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UCSF Medical Center At Mission Bay Houses Three Hospitals In One

June 11, 2015     Margie Monin Dombrowski
The new San Francisco campus centralizes UCSF’s core service lines and expands outpatient offerings with the construction of three distinct hospitals under one roof, improving collaboration and resource sharing.
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Good Taste: Designing Healthcare Dining Spaces

June 8, 2015     Barbara Horwitz-Bennett
To answer providers’ needs to bolster family and staff satisfaction, designers are stepping up dining areas by enhancing efficiencies, workflow, and choice, complemented by hospitality-inspired touches.
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Rethinking How Design Supports The Healthcare D-Suite

June 8, 2015     Terry Thurston

A traditional solution for middle management office space in hospitals is to assign them by department, separating director-level staff from their peers. In an era of increased focus on collaboration in care delivery, might there be a benefit to going in a new direction?

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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.
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An “Ahhh”-Inspiring Dental Clinic

June 1, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
San Francisco’s Studio Dental Mobile Unit brings teeth cleanings and more to the office in a trailer complete with skylights, detailed millwork, and technology touches.
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Can Better Bariatric Design Lead To Better Reimbursement Rates?

May 29, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

A speaker at this year’s HCD Conference & Expo makes the case that revising our classification of bariatric patients can lead not only to improved care and safer environments for patients and staff but even how facilities are compensated for care.

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PHOTO TOUR: Providence Medical Park

May 29, 2015     posted by Kristin D. Zeit
Take a visual walk through the Providence Medical Park in Spokane Valley, Wash., opened in April 2014.
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Healthcare Design Legacy: Michael Graves

May 18, 2015     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor
Postmodernist architect Michael Graves, who died in March at the age of 80, spent the past decade using his own physical disability to inspire built environment solutions that accommodate everyone. Here's a look at highlights of his firm's work in healthcare and beyond, to serve as inspiration for us all.
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Considering Cultural Needs In NICU Design

April 28, 2015     Gloria Cornell

During a trip to Abu Dhabi and a tour of a new 150-bed specialty hospital, I discovered how the UAE is taking a more integrated approach to women’s and children’s care.

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