Rooms and Workspaces

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Research Weighs Effects Of Healthcare Workspaces On Team-based Care

April 22, 2015     Jennifer DuBose and Ross Westlake
For many providers, the solution to population health management is a shift to coordinated, team-based care in an open work environment. A literature review and real-world observations evaluate models in use and effects on staff communication and collaboration.
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Design's Place In The Retail Clinic Evolution

March 31, 2015     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor

The role that convenient care locations, or retail clinics, play in the overall continuum of care is expanding, especially as health systems embrace the complement to their own delivery practices, calling for a rethinking of environments to support growing services and popularity. 

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PHOTO TOUR: Halton McMaster Family Health Clinic

March 27, 2015     posted by Kristin D. Zeit
Take a visual walk through the Halton McMaster Family Health Clinic in Burlington, Ontario, opened November 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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Royal London Children’s Elevates The Mood With Art

March 2, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Vital Arts, the hospital's arts organization, spent two years working with artists and designers to commission artwork, textiles, signage, and furniture for five wards in the hospital. See a slideshow of the works here.
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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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