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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.

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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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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.
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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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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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Finding The Way With Master Planning

May 1, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
A tale of two healthcare campuses and the master plans identified to position the owners to achieve their short-term and long-range goals provide a glimpse into the challenges—and solutions—of master planning in the 21st century.
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Prescriptive Design: POE Measures Success Of VA Pharmacy Renovation

April 30, 2015     Elizabeth Stanberry, Mary Therese Hankinson, and Ellen Taylor
A VA pharmacy in New Jersey was redesigned with an eye on much more than aesthetics, creating operational efficiencies to solve patient satisfaction and workflow challenges. The results of a POE shed light on what worked and where additional improvements might be made.
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PHOTO TOUR: Seattle Children’s Hospital Psychiatry And Behavioral Medicine Unit

April 17, 2015     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Take a visual walk through the new children’s program in Seattle, opened in fall 2014.
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PHOTO TOUR: The Angie Fowler Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Institute

March 13, 2015     posted by Kristin D. Zeit
Take a visual walk through the renovated Angie Fowler Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer, located within Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, which opened in March 2014.
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Designing For The Generational Shift

Center for Addiction and Mental Health designed by Stantec and C4 Architects
March 10, 2015     Barbara Horwitz-Bennett
Older patients have always been among the most frequent users of healthcare services. But as baby boomers continue to age, the number of seniors entering acute care facilities is skyrocketing, pushing providers and designers to create spaces that support their outcomes and satisfaction.
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Keeping Up With Change In Healthcare

March 6, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Speakers at the latest Healthcare Design Academy in Bethesda, Md., delivered ideas on a range of topics from the evolution of ambulatory care centers and how to meet patient's ever-changing needs to using retail strategies to identify the best facility location.

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Nailing Net Zero: Gundersen Health System

February 11, 2015     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief
Gundersen Health System’s new Legacy Building is the most prominent piece of its ongoing campus renewal project in La Crosse, Wis., incorporating aggressive energy goals, improving operations and patient/staff experience, and tying design into a scenic Mississippi River setting.
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Not All Functions Need To Be In The Hospital Anymore

February 11, 2015     Gary Vance

It’s costly to house any service within a hospital. And thanks to advancements in technology, many functions don’t need to be on-site anyway. Here’s how to determine what could find a new home.

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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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