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PHOTO TOUR: Stamford Hospital MOB

February 12, 2016     posted by Kristin D. Zeit

Take a visual walk through Stamford Hospital’s new outpatient medical building in Stamford, Conn., completed in October 2015.

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Risk Management: Preparing Your Facility To Handle Infectious Disease Patients

February 11, 2016     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Healthcare facilities should be thinking about and designing to handle infectious disease patients—for today’s cases as well as those in the future.

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Travel Companion For Kids

February 9, 2016     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Juliana Children’s Hospital uses graphics, projections, and hands-on objects to create an interactive experience throughout its facility that’s designed to delight young patients.

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Alder Hey's Park Place

January 26, 2016     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

The children’s hospital in Liverpool, England, integrates a trio of buildings into its scenic setting to maximize clinic space and bring patients and staff as close to nature as possible.

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PHOTO TOUR: CAMC Cancer Center

January 20, 2016     posted by Kristin D. Zeit

Take a visual walk through Charleston Area Medical Center’s (CAMC) new cancer center in Charleston, W.V., opened in May 2015.

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PHOTO TOUR: SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital

January 8, 2016     posted by Kristin D. Zeit

Take a visual walk through SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital – Jefferson City, completed in November 2014.

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Promoting Wellness On Campus

January 5, 2016     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

California State University Northridge's new Oasis Wellness Center is designed to give students a break from the hustle and bustle of campus life with a relaxing setting for university-based therapy services, peer counseling, massage therapy, nutrition and wellness counseling, and outdoor meditation.

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Top Glass Manufacturing Executive Discusses Latest Trends for Architectural and Specialty Glass

December 22, 2015     Adam Armstrong

Dynamic glass installations and architectural wall placements in healthcare have lent designers greater flexibility to creatively use light, and create visually stunning environments conducive to healing.  Listen to President of McGrory Glass, Chris McGrory, as he discusses top trends in glass installations for a variety of spaces, sustainability within healthcare, and why McGrory Glass is commonly specified on projects.

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The Inside Story: Lessons From IIDA's Healthcare Interior Winners

December 21, 2015     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief

From practical concerns such as wayfinding to more transcendent ideas like connecting to the community served, every healthcare design interior has a unique narrative behind it—but some common themes emerge in a review of the 2015 IIDA Healthcare Interior Design Competition winners.

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Time for Change: Top Insights From the 2015 Healthcare Design Conference

December 17, 2015     Adam Armstrong

Imagine looking at an exam room from 20 years ago, and compare it to contemporary exam rooms.  Overwhelmingly, there is little to no difference between the two.   In the world of healthcare design, it is time for change.

Watch this video as the Steelcase Health team shares their insights from the 2015 Healthcare Design Conference in Washington D.C. .  Listen to key thought leaders detail how they shared over 10,000 hours of evidence-based behavioral field data and analysis, illustrated key applications and design concepts in a booth that were driven by these findings, and the true impact space can have on patient outcomes.

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Patient-Centered Design Applications for Modern Healthcare Spaces

December 17, 2015     Adam Armstrong

In the shift to an emphasis on value-based care, patient HCAHPS scores can be influenced from intake to discharge—presenting an opportunity for architects and designers to massively influence outcomes and reimbursement through design.  

Watch this video as Mark Allen, Founding Partner and President of Futrus® Solutions With DuPont™ Corian®, defines the top trends in patient-centered design for the clinical environment.  Joining Mark is Tim Wright, Regional Sales Manager for DuPont™ Corian® Solid Surface, as he outlines how Corian® is influencing modern applications and designs within healthcare.

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New Ideas For The New Year

December 11, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Before we say goodbye to 2015, let's take a moment to reflect on some of the industry’s best moments and what we'd like to see happen in the coming months.

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Master Class: Gail Vittori

December 11, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

This is the final installment in our interview series with past recipients of Healthcare Design’s professional awards programs, featuring a Q+A with Gail Vittori, the co-director at the Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems.

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Master Class: Lyn Geboy

December 4, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

This is the fifth installment in our interview series with past recipients of Healthcare Design’s professional awards programs, featuring a Q+A with Lyn Geboy, a principal at Cygnet Innovations Group. Check back daily for more installments.

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Master Class: Tama Duffy Day

December 3, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

This is the third installment in our interview series with past recipients of Healthcare Design’s professional awards programs, featuring a Q+A with Tama Duffy Day, a principal and firm-wide health and wellness practice area leader at Gensler. Check back daily for more installments.

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