Interior Design Ideas

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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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What Defines “Appropriate” Healthcare Design?

July 21, 2014     Debra Levin
In response to a healthcare system in financial turmoil, design choices deemed appropriate for new facilities today are a whole lot different than what the design community embraced just years ago.
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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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Hasbro Children’s Gives Families A Break With A New Lounge

July 14, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The sixth floor’s new Dunkin’ Donuts Family Room features a kitchen, computer stations, and seating options, all in a setting resembling one of its restaurants.
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PHOTO TOUR: Oakwood Home For Adults With Autism

July 11, 2014     posted by Kristin D. Zeit
Take a visual walk through the Oakwood Home for Adults with Autism at Oakland’s Hospital near Caterham, Surrey, U.K., completed in March 2014.
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Evaluating Post-Occupancy Evaluations

July 7, 2014     Christine Guzzo Vickery
How do healthcare designers know if their carefully planned design solutions actually accomplished intended goals for improved patient care delivery? Post-occupancy evaluations are one way to answer that question.
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PHOTO TOUR: Ocean Medical Center ED

July 3, 2014     posted by Kristin D. Zeit
Take a visual walk through the new emergency department at Ocean Medical Center, Meridian Health System, in Brick, N.J., opened in April 2014.
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It’s A Family Affair

July 3, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Healthcare facilities are updating and introducing new family and visitor spaces to send a message to loved ones that they’re important.
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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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