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The Evolution Of Healthcare Design Interiors

April 24, 2015     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief

Healthcare interiors have come a long way from the days when the words “design” and “hospital” were rarely used in the same sentence

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PHOTO TOUR: Seattle Children’s Hospital Psychiatry And Behavioral Medicine Unit

April 17, 2015     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Take a visual walk through the new children’s program in Seattle, opened in fall 2014.
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Understanding Aging To Create Senior-Friendly Healthcare Spaces

April 1, 2015     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor
There’s little evidence-based design research that sheds lights on what environments will promote positive outcomes for senior patients, specifically. Yet there’s plenty of information available on the physical effects of aging that can shape successful care spaces to support those 65 and older during their hospital stays.
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Take 5 With Laura Poltronieri

March 31, 2015     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The principal with Poltronieri Tang & Associates discusses the top five trends and issues getting her attention right now.
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Take 5 With Jennifer Aliber

March 13, 2015     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The principal at Shepley Bulfinch discusses the top five trends and issues getting her attention right now.
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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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Hope House: A Stepping Stone For Behavioral Health Patients

February 18, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The 6,859-square-foot, 16-bed crisis residential facility in California provides a option for patients in need of transitional housing.
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Best Of 2014: Therapy By Design

December 26, 2014     Gerri Cote

The belief that the built environment plays a critical role in shaping outcomes for behavioral health patients inspired a series of interiors projects at Vermont’s Brattleboro Retreat.

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Best Of 2014: Room For Improvement: Patient Room Special Report

December 24, 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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Take 5 With John Michael Currie

December 19, 2014     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The vice president of healthcare at Baskervill discusses the top five trends and issues getting his attention right now.
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Putting Evidence-Based Design Into Practice

December 19, 2014     Sara O. Marberry

When designing the Naval Hospital at Camp Pendleton, the project team developed an evidence-based design matrix that guided solutions created by identifying expected outcomes. The matrix was shared during a session at the recent Healthcare Design Conference.

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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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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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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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New ASID Tool Aims To Break Through The Sustainability Clutter

November 4, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The Protocols for Health and Wellness in Design will be released in 2015 with the goal to help design professionals understand existing green guidelines and how they work together.
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