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Signs Of Life In A “Comatose” Industry

September 17, 2014     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief
After decades of operating as an industrial system that “contributes to problems it’s there to solve,” the U.S. healthcare industry is starting to wake up, said Robin Guenther of Perkins+Will, speaking at TEDMED. An important step in the process: Buildings that do no harm.
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Bridging The Healthcare Design Gap

September 12, 2014     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor
Most healthcare design projects begin with plenty of aspirations for improving outcomes and quality of care. Jurors for the Healthcare Design Showcase lauded these efforts after a review of this year’s submissions, but they noted that results on whether the efforts were successful were missing.
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Emergency Response: Answering Patient Needs With A Standalone ED

August 21, 2014     Hilke Schoonvliet, Nicholas Watkins, Christy Spivey, and Chelsea Greemore
Research informed a new model of care for New Hanover Regional Medical Center’s delivery of emergency medicine.
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Here Come The Millennials: Healthcare Design For A New Generation

August 20, 2014     Christine Hester Devens
This blog series digs into the country’s new largest generation and how their unique traits and expectations are shaping healthcare environments.
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Transplant Programs Find A New Host Within Cedars-Sinai

August 11, 2014     Brandon R. Guzman
When transplanting its transplant programs, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center tasked designers with creating a space for consolidated services that improved the patient experience and increased staff collaboration.
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Research Brief: More Daylight Means Healthier And Happier Nurses

August 7, 2014     Adapted from The HERD Journal, Summer 2014 issue
A recent study demonstrates how more daylight can have positive health effects on staff, in addition to patients, in healthcare environments.
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POE Measures Success Of New Clinic Operational Models

August 7, 2014     Kate Egan
A post-occupancy evaluation was conducted to measure a new clinic layout that’s focused on improving caregiver workflow and the patient experience through a balance of design and operations.
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Staff Support: Designing Optimal Healthcare Work Environments

July 21, 2014     Barbara Horwitz-Bennett
From supportive staff workspaces to on-site fitness centers to business-class lounges, hospitals are responding to employee needs—by design.
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Designing Abroad: Cultural Considerations In Evidence-Based Design

July 7, 2014     Bonny Slater
In the final installment of a three-part guest blog series on international design challenges, Perkins+Will’s Bonny Slater discusses the need for more studies that can be applied and adapted on a global scale.
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Evaluating Post-Occupancy Evaluations

July 7, 2014     Christine Guzzo Vickery
How do healthcare designers know if their carefully planned design solutions actually accomplished intended goals for improved patient care delivery? Post-occupancy evaluations are one way to answer that question.
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2014 HCD Corporate Rankings: Top Construction Firms

July 3, 2014     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Managing Editor
See how healthcare construction firms stacked up against each other in 2013. Healthcare Design's latest Corporate Rankings Survey breaks down results based on gross healthcare billings, completed projects, RFPs received, and contracts signed.
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Patient Bathroom Designs Balance Style And Safety

June 25, 2014     Barbara Horwitz-Bennett
Design directives inspiring today’s patient bathrooms put safety first but incorporate hospitality touches, too, leaving designers with plenty of options to consider and pursue.
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PHOTO TOUR: Coviello Oral Surgery

June 13, 2014     posted by Kristin D. Zeit
Take a visual walk through Coviello Oral Surgery in Falls Church, Va., opened in July 2013.
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6 Steps To Integrate Research Into Healthcare Design

June 3, 2014     Upali Nanda and Tom Harvey
Using research in the design process can help achieve desired outcomes. Here are six steps to get you started.
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PHOTO TOUR: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center OR 360

May 30, 2014     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Take a visual walk through the simulation center and OR suite in Los Angeles, completed in August 2013.
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