Rooms and Workspaces

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Ebola Inspires Healthcare Facility Contingency Plan

December 18, 2014     Sheila F. Cahnman
Recent Ebola cases in the U.S. have placed a spotlight on the scarcity of facilities prepared to treat patients suffering from infectious diseases and the importance of designing healthcare spaces for the worst-case scenario.
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Best of 2014: Increasing Patient Satisfaction By Decreasing Patient Room Size

December 18, 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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Best Of 2014: How To Design A ‘Smart’ Hospital

December 17, 2014     Evan Weremeychik

To support care delivery today and tomorrow, technology integration must be a major piece of any new facility project. A new endocrinology center in the works offers insight into the art of creating a technologically advanced hospital.

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Healthcare-associated Infections Keep Industry On High Alert

December 16, 2014     Sara O. Marberry
Hospitals and health systems are charged to reduce healthcare-associated infections and the tens of thousands of deaths they cause each year, inspiring design solutions to help combat the mounting epidemic.
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Design Strategies For Today’s Emergency Departments

December 8, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The ability to process, evaluate, and treat patients as quickly as possible will always be key in the emergency department, with new design strategies being put in place to create a more effective, pleasing, and speedy experience.
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Open Now: Healthcare Design Innovation Survey

December 8, 2014     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief

Your input is needed to shape the future of innovative initiatives to better serve the healthcare design community.

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Study On Decentralized Nurses’ Stations Yields Surprising Results

December 4, 2014     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief
Researchers at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago studied the effects of switching from a central nurses’ station in its old facility to decentralized stations in the new building, which opened two years ago. Some of the results caught the researchers--and their Healthcare Design Conference audience--off guard.
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Room For Improvement: Patient Room Special Report

December 4, 2014     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor
Healthcare Design's special report on patient room design digs into the challenges pressing the need for patient room innovation, the solutions that have been brought to the table so far, and what’s emerging on the design horizon. Click here to read the full report.
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St. Anthony Hospital Finds Second Home

November 19, 2014     Margie Monin Dombrowski
After 112 years in operation, the Pendleton, Ore., hospital is enjoying a new location and all the modern conveniences that come with it.
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Calling For Backup In The Patient Room

November 11, 2014     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor
Evidence-based design has shaped the modern patient room in a number of ways, but there are still plenty of places where designers would like to have more research available to support design decisions. Read how research might shape future designs in this installment of Healthcare Design's special report on the patient room.
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Reworking The Healthcare Workspace

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center's Cancer and Blood Diseases Instit
November 7, 2014     Angela Mazzi and Erin Schmidt
Recent shifts in care delivery models are inspiring the need to rethink workspaces of old to support more collaborative team-based approaches.
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What Designers Need To Know About Healthcare Reform’s Next Step

November 5, 2014     Eileen B. Malone and Ellen Taylor
The Hospital-Acquired Conditions Reduction Program, mandated by the Affordable Care Act, became effective in October, and it’s important for designers to understand the built environment’s role in helping providers answer this next reform challenge.
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How To Design Flexible Healthcare Spaces

October 29, 2014     Barbara Horwitz-Bennett
From adaptable structural supports to reconfigurable layouts, healthcare designers share the tactics they’re using to create environments that can easily respond to the constantly evolving healthcare market and shifting provider needs.
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Integrating Behavioral, Primary Care At Centerstone

October 27, 2014     Margie Monin Dombrowski
A new facility for Centerstone of Tennessee ties primary and behavioral healthcare to create a unified space and continuum of care for patients of all ages.
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PHOTO TOUR: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

October 24, 2014     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Take a visual walk through a new critical care unit in Lebanon, N.H., opened in May 2014.
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