Rooms and Workspaces

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PHOTO TOUR: American College of Chest Physicians HQ And Training Center

February 27, 2015     posted by Kristin D. Zeit
Take a visual walk through the global headquarters and Innovation, Simulation, and Training Center for the American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) in Glenview, Ill., completed in January 2014.
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Finding Room For Our Social Support Systems In The Care Process

February 20, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

If improving lifestyle habits and impacting population health involves taking a more family-centered approach to care, why are we still visiting the doctor by ourselves? And how can the built environment help change this?

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Pushing Beyond Patient-Centered Design

February 17, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Susan B. Frampton, president of nonprofit organization Planetree, talks about going global, why patient needs still aren’t top of mind at some facilities, and her idea for the future of healthcare design conversations.
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FIRST LOOK: Memorial Sloan Kettering Josie Robertson Surgery Center

February 16, 2015     Posted by Jennifer Kovacs Silvis
Take a sneak peek of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s latest project in New York, a 15-story, 175,000-square-foot surgery center.
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The HCD 10: David Grandy, Rising Star (Under 40)

February 12, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
David Grandy, associate vice president and managing director of strategic innovation at HDR, is named The HCD 10 Rising Star for his work in 2014.
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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 Healthcare Spaces For The Human Experience

February 10, 2015     Patrick Thibaudeau and Kara Freihoefer
Measuring the needs of users, particularly staff, early in the design process will help shape environments that support satisfaction, well-being, and productivity.
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PHOTO TOUR: Whittington Health Trust Ambulatory Care Centre

February 6, 2015     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Take a visual walk through the new ambulatory care facility in London, opened in December 2014.
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Here Come the Millennials: Hospital Design That Speaks To Young Caregivers

February 6, 2015     Christine Hester Devens

Millennials will be deeply engaged in healthcare delivered to both their boomer parents and their children, requiring a built environment that responds to expectations for transparency, mobility, value, education, and more.

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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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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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5 Ways Healthcare Design Must Change

January 26, 2015     Dennis Kaiser

Healthcare is evolving, with a heightened focus on greater efficiency and higher quality of care. This shift is requiring healthcare design to evolve, too. Here are five ways to rethink the way built environments are created and what they need to achieve.

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Moving Beyond Traditional Staff Workplaces In Healthcare

January 12, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The University of Minnesota Ambulatory Care Center turned to collaboration and touchdown spaces to give staff a variety of work options while fostering interaction and a team approach to care at its new ambulatory center.
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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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