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Sum Of Its Parts: King Abdulaziz Medical City Behavioral Health Facility

September 3, 2015    

The conceptual plan for the integrated behavioral health campus in Saudi Arabia won an Award of Merit in the 2015 Healthcare Design Showcase, with jurors applauding how the project addresses the needs of distinct patient populations by using a zoned approach across outpatient and inpatient care.  

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View A Fresh Perspective At St. Charles Bend Cancer Center

September 2, 2015     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

St. Charles Bend Cancer Center earned an Award of Merit in the 2015 Healthcare Design Showcase by using design to maximize the long- and short-range views from its new addition and give patients an improved care environment.

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Bright Ideas At Nemours Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children

September 2, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

A new patient tower at the children’s hospital stands out for its colorful fa├žade, almond-shaped buildings, and cost-saving solutions, earning it an Award of Merit in the 2015 Healthcare Design Showcase.

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Healthcare Design Industry Reaches A Middle Ground

September 1, 2015     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor

This year’s Healthcare Design Showcase illustrates projects conceived during one of healthcare’s most challenging times—between recession and reform. The program's jurors weigh in on the design solutions that emerged and where opportunities lie. 

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Design Rx: Delivering Operationally Efficient Pharmacies

September 1, 2015     Barbara Horwitz-Bennett

Today’s hospital pharmacies are stepping up their support of building productivity and patient care, while designers step up the functionality of the spaces themselves.

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PHOTO TOUR: Hatcher Station Health Center

August 28, 2015     posted by Kristin D. Zeit

Take a visual walk through the Hatcher Station Health Center in Dallas, completed in June 2015.

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At Bat: Nurses Step Up To Design Plate

August 27, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

What’s the value of the clinician’s point of view in the planning and design of healthcare facilities? Two industry leaders talk about how nurses’ role has changed in the last decade and how they’re helping them get more involved.

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Driving Performance At Scott & White Clinic Rock Prairie

August 26, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Scott & White Healthcare focused on new departmental synergies and Lean principles to design a clinic that’s able to flex for future needs.

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Tips To Reduce MRI Noise And Vibration In Healthcare Environments

August 24, 2015     Benjamin Davenny

The surfaces surrounding an MRI can contribute to the noise the machine creates, but they can also work to diminish it. Here are some ways to help keep the peace.

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PHOTO TOUR: AIMMC Center for Advanced Care

August 21, 2015     posted by Kristin D. Zeit

Talk a visual walk through Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center’s new Center for Advanced Care in Chicago, opened in April 2015.

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Four Generations Of Master Planning On The James

August 20, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

The new 1 million-square-foot James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute underwent scope, site, and planning direction changes on its way to becoming one of the largest comprehensive cancer centers in the nation.

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James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute: Project Breakdown

August 17, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Details on The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s comprehensive cancer center in Columbus, Ohio—opened December 2014—including costs, design team, and suppliers.

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Rewriting The Playbook: James Cancer Hospital

August 17, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

After planning and designing the new 19-story James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, leadership decided to add a second-floor radiation oncology unit—and that’s just one of the mid-project game-changers undertaken during this $750 million project.

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Fresh Start: Natural Ventilation In Healthcare

August 10, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Speakers at the 2015 HCD Expo & Conference want to drive a new conversation about the challenges and opportunities of using natural ventilation in healthcare facilities.

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Does The Decentralized Nursing Model Deliver?

August 6, 2015     Debajyoti Pati and Pamela Redden

After more than a decade of industry adoption, it may be time to look back before navigating ahead.

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