Remodel / Renovation


Hitting The Mark In Sustainable Design

November 24, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Setting aggressive energy goals and efficiency standards is one thing; meeting them is another. Healthcare Design revisits some of the industry’s most notable green healthcare projects to find out what happened on their journey—and where they stand today.


The Retailing Of Healthcare

November 10, 2015     Robin Donovan

Smaller, branded healthcare facilities and the explosion of retail on healthcare campuses are revolutionizing modern healthcare design—in ways you may not have considered yet.


Coming Together To Improve Cancer Care

October 26, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

As cancer patient volumes continue to grow, health systems are investing in new or expanded facilities to bring comprehensive care services under one roof while giving patients a better sense of privacy, more choice, and holistic services.


New Orleans Hospitals Adapt And Overcome

October 7, 2015     Craig Guillot

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, two new hospitals are rising, with designs that respond to the inherent threats of the city’s geography.


State Of Mind In Behavioral Healthcare Design

September 25, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Behavioral healthcare design is making strides by incorporating the aesthetics and amenities of modern acute care facilities while maintaining the safety and comfort that patients require.


Healing Masterpiece

September 22, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Grinnell Regional Medical Center turned vacant shell space into a soothing new chemotherapy infusion suite that's full of natural light, warm colors, and an inspiring botanical art installation that casts silhouettes of nature throughout the room all day long.


Planning Clinics for Flexibility And Adaptability

September 17, 2015     Christine Guzzo Vickery

In order to answer the constant cycle of change seen in healthcare, it’s important that clinics are designed to respond to the short term and long term.


View A Fresh Perspective At St. Charles Bend Cancer Center

September 2, 2015     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

St. Charles Bend Cancer Center earned an Award of Merit in the 2015 Healthcare Design Showcase by using design to maximize the long- and short-range views from its new addition and give patients an improved care environment.


Little Things: Designing For Labor, Delivery, And Beyond

July 31, 2015     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor

Hospitals and health systems around the country are investing capital dollars in the birth experience, from creating standalone birth centers to renovating obstetrics units, all in an effort to get the details right for that special day—and, hopefully, inspire lifelong relationships along the way.


Is Designing For Resiliency The New Normal?

June 11, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

The effects of climate change and extreme weather events aren't just a concern for hospitals in traditionally high-risk areas anymore. Perkins+Will's Robin Guenther explains why more healthcare facilities should be assessing their vulnerabilities and adapting their designs.


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.

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?


PHOTO TOUR: University of Colorado Health Poudre Valley Outpatient Cancer Center

June 5, 2015     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Take a visual walk through the first two completed phases of this renovated and expanded cancer center in Fort Collins, Colo.

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.

PHOTO TOUR: Florida Hospital Tampa

May 20, 2015     posted by Kristin D. Zeit
Take a visual walk through the exterior renovations, new ED, new patient tower, and Women’s Health Pavilion at Florida Hospital Tampa, completed in January 2015.
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