Remodel / Renovation

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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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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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