Rooms and Workspaces

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What Corporate America Can Teach Healthcare About Staff Satisfaction

September 15, 2016     Vincent Della Donna

There are plenty of design ideas worth borrowing from retail and hospitality leaders to provide healthier work spaces for healthcare staff. 

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All Together Now: POE Insights Into Clinic Design

September 8, 2016     Tom Clark

Post-occupancy evaluations conducted on four different Patient-Centered Medical Home clinic designs yield insights into what works best.

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Listen Up: Design Strategies To Quiet Healthcare Environments

August 23, 2016     Lisa D. Ellis

How managing noise through design can make a hospital a healthier place. 

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Class Act: University Of Minnesota Health Clinics And Surgery Center

July 12, 2016     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

This academic medical center, opened February 2016, in Minneapolis, features a host of new approaches to operations and layout that were inspired by other markets, including retail and airports.

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Class Act: University of Connecticut Dempsey Tower

July 7, 2016     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

The academic medical center updates its Farmington, Conn., campus with a new inpatient tower that embraces the latest design practices to meet today's patient expectations.

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PHOTO TOUR: Federico Peña Southwest Family Health Center and Urgent Care

July 1, 2016     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Take a visual walk through Denver Health’s community health clinic in Denver, opened in April 2016.

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PHOTO TOUR: Western Digital DRIVE Wellness Center

June 15, 2016     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Take a visual walk through the wellness facility in Irvine, Calif., opened in July 2015.

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Lasting Impression: Northwestern Memorial Hospital

June 9, 2016     Angela Mazzi

The 2016 Legacy Project Award winner illustrates design principles that have helped the facility adapt as needs have changed while becoming a good neighbor to the community.

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Shedding Light On Healthcare Lighting Design Strategies

May 31, 2016     Barbara Horwitz-Bennett

It’s important to understand the complex role that lighting systems play within healthcare facilities, as the right approach and mix of designs and light sources can go a long way to create an environment that supports patient satisfaction and outcomes.

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6 Evidence-Based Design Strategies For Med/Surg Rooms

May 19, 2016     Debra Levin

The Center for Health Design studied patient rooms in medical/surgical units to identify the top design considerations that should be introduced for improved patient and staff safety. Here’s a look at the top six. 

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Golisano Children’s Layers It On

May 18, 2016     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

The children’s hospital learned from its wayfinding mistakes of the past and turned to its users to help create a cohesive and integrated program for its new facility in Rochester, N.Y.

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FIRST LOOK: Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative

May 6, 2016     Posted by Jennifer Kovacs Silvis

See a sneak peek of the replacement site for the Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative in Hackensack, N.J., scheduled for completion this fall. 

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All Is Well: Shriners For Children Delivers All Access To Nature

April 27, 2016     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

From ground level to the roof top, the new medical center will provide accessible garden space on every level of the 75,000-square-foot-building when it opens this year in Pasadena, Calif.

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Designing Healthcare Spaces To Support Healthy Lifestyles

April 21, 2016     Deborah Smith

The healthcare built environment is evolving from a place where sickness is treated to a place where health is promoted and wellness is maintained. The solutions being brought to the table by the design community to support that initiative are plentiful, and this latest blog from the AIA-AAH outlines a few worth considering.  

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A Rural Healthcare Roadmap

April 12, 2016     Kirsten Staloch

Critical access hospitals and other remote healthcare sites face unique challenges and provider goals, calling for healthcare spaces that support those needs. A recent research study identifies some proven paths for design.

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