Rooms and Workspaces

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Take Five With David Ruthven

September 15, 2014     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The creative director at NXT Health discusses the top five tech-fueled trends and issues getting his attention right now.
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Healthcare Data Centers: Carrying The Load

August 25, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
As the input and output of healthcare information continues to grow, data centers are leading the pack in providers’ capital project priorities to meet evolving storage and processing needs.
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Emergency Response: Answering Patient Needs With A Standalone ED

August 21, 2014     Hilke Schoonvliet, Nicholas Watkins, Christy Spivey, and Chelsea Greemore
Research informed a new model of care for New Hanover Regional Medical Center’s delivery of emergency medicine.
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Creating Workplace Efficiencies That Healthcare Providers Need

August 13, 2014     Dennis Kaiser
Care delivery is evolving and with it, so must design. Two areas ripe for improvement are procedure space and inpatient beds.
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Where Operations And Design Meet

August 12, 2014     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor
Even the best operational models can achieve new levels of success if supported by the right built environment. A recent study captures lots of potential for fall prevention, but what if such initiatives were paired with proven evidence-based design solutions?
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POE Measures Success Of New Clinic Operational Models

August 7, 2014     Kate Egan
A post-occupancy evaluation was conducted to measure a new clinic layout that’s focused on improving caregiver workflow and the patient experience through a balance of design and operations.
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A Value-Driven Approach To Designing Cancer Environments

August 1, 2014     Patricia D. Malick
Value-mapping is one tool designers can use to determine basic, target, and aspirational features to incorporate in a new space, in order to best meet patient, family, and staff needs. Here, the design of an infusion center serves as one example of how it can be done.
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Upgrading ORs Without Missing A Beat

July 29, 2014     Karan Hoffman
From MEP infrastructure to appropriate phasing, there are plenty of things to consider when undergoing an OR renovation.
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Staff Support: Designing Optimal Healthcare Work Environments

July 21, 2014     Barbara Horwitz-Bennett
From supportive staff workspaces to on-site fitness centers to business-class lounges, hospitals are responding to employee needs—by design.
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Mercy Health Goes Bold And Beautiful

July 16, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Faced with a challenging site, the design team behind the new Mercy Health West hospital in Cincinnati maximized the location to create innovative design solutions—inside and out.
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Patient Bathroom Designs Balance Style And Safety

June 25, 2014     Barbara Horwitz-Bennett
Design directives inspiring today’s patient bathrooms put safety first but incorporate hospitality touches, too, leaving designers with plenty of options to consider and pursue.
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Dell Children’s Pathway To Platinum

June 11, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The hospital’s new bed tower pushes its tradition of sustainable design forward in water and energy conservation and healthy materials sourcing.
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PHOTO TOUR: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center OR 360

May 30, 2014     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Take a visual walk through the simulation center and OR suite in Los Angeles, completed in August 2013.
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Increasing Patient Satisfaction By Decreasing Patient Room Size

May 12, 2014     Esperanza Harper, Nicholas Watkins, and Tamra Minnier
When creating a right-sized patient room to support patient/family-centered care, the design team behind the new UPMC East hospital found that more square footage wasn’t necessarily the answer.
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Boomer Nation: Applying Generational Research To Design Approaches

May 8, 2014     Gary Vance
While not a lot of research exists specifically on designing for baby boomers, there’s plenty of information available on the generation in general that can be used to shape the design of healthcare spaces to support the aging population.
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