Remodel / Renovation

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Designing More Efficient Critical Access Hospitals

January 28, 2015     John W. Andrews and Jeff S. Monzu
Critical access hospitals face a number of financial challenges not seen by larger urban counterparts, calling for creative design solutions that maximize operational efficiencies and rein in costs.
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How To Determine If An Inpatient-to-Outpatient Conversion Will Work

January 28, 2015     Gary L. Vance

As healthcare trends more and more to outpatient services in lieu of inpatient care, healthcare organizations are exploring whether to build new or transition existing spaces. But how do you know if a building is a fit for conversion? Using an existing facility assessment to rate criteria and score feasibility will help the decision-making process.

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Renovating An Inpatient Unit One Room At A Time

January 26, 2015     Stephen Devon
Foregoing the traditional approach of shutting down an entire unit to complete patient room renovations, this project team realized that despite complications and increased construction costs, the best solution was to go one by one.
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PHOTO TOUR: Chambers Center For Well Being

January 16, 2015     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Take a visual walk through the new holistic health and well-being center in Morristown, N.J., opened in August 2014.
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A New Front Door: Upgrading the ED

January 8, 2015     Douglas Banks and Nathan Murray

A number of healthcare market conditions are inspiring providers and their design teams to take a fresh look at the emergency department, with a few strategies emerging to bring new life to the space and make a lasting impression.

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Moving VA Healthcare Forward

West Haven campus, VA Connecticut Healthcare System.
December 30, 2014     Jim Bell
It’s been a tough year for the Department of Veterans Affairs when it comes to healthcare construction projects. And despite bad press for the beleaguered state of VA Connecticut Healthcare System’s West Haven, Conn., campus, progress is being made to provide a better care environment for the state’s veterans.
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Best Of 2014: Therapy By Design

December 26, 2014     Gerri Cote

The belief that the built environment plays a critical role in shaping outcomes for behavioral health patients inspired a series of interiors projects at Vermont’s Brattleboro Retreat.

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Best Of 2014: PHOTO TOUR: Fontana Medical Center

December 24, 2014     posted by Kristin D. Zeit

Take a visual walk through Kaiser Permanente’s Fontana Medical Center in Fontana, Calif., opened in May 2013.

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Best Of 2014: Rethinking The Emergency Department

December 23, 2014     John F. Wheary

An innovative renovation of Lehigh Valley Hospital–Muhlenberg’s emergency department manages patient volumes and improves performance.

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Podcast: 3 Design Ideas That Are Transforming Emergency Departments

December 10, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
In this Healthcare Design podcast, senior editor Anne DiNardo talks with architects and designers on what’s shaping the future of the emergency department and some new design strategies they’re putting in place.
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Healthcare Design Pulse: Cutting-Edge Emergency Departments

December 9, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
A roundup of the best, most interesting, and/or most innovative designs and trends we're seeing right now.
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Design Strategies For Today’s Emergency Departments

December 8, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The ability to process, evaluate, and treat patients as quickly as possible will always be key in the emergency department, with new design strategies being put in place to create a more effective, pleasing, and speedy experience.
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PHOTO TOUR: UAB Student Health and Wellness Center, Birmingham, Ala.

December 5, 2014     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Take a visual walk through the University of Alabama at Birmingham's new student wellness center, opened in August 2014.
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St. Anthony Hospital Finds Second Home

November 19, 2014     Margie Monin Dombrowski
After 112 years in operation, the Pendleton, Ore., hospital is enjoying a new location and all the modern conveniences that come with it.
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Designing Psychiatric Units for the Geriatric Population

November 18, 2014     Megan Combs
Three panelists presented on blending physical and mental health into one geriatric facility on Nov. 16 at the Healthcare Design Conference in San Diego.
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