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Q&A With Avein Saaty-Tafoy, Adelante Healthcare

September 18, 2014     Linda Plunkett Franklin
Responding to a new healthcare environment that gives patients choice in where they seek care, Adelante Healthcare strives to create accessible environments that promote a sense of brand loyalty. CEO Avein Saaty-Tafoya, named The Center for Health Design’s 2014 Changemaker, shares her vision for the organization’s future.
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Using Psychiatric Facility Design To Inspire Integrated Care Spaces

September 18, 2014     James M. Hunt
In order to answer the industry push to treat both general and psychiatric patients in one location, the proper physical environment to support integrated care is essential. In order to make these spaces safe—and attractive—for all, there’s plenty to learn from design solutions already being applied in psychiatric care settings.
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Renovation Tips For Converting To Private Rooms

September 17, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
There’s more to turning double patient rooms to private than just removing a bed. Speakers at the 2014 Healthcare Design Conference will share their top 10 considerations when making the transition.
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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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Can Healthcare Design Help Tackle Obesity?

September 16, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Despite widespread publicity about the growing problem of overweight adults and children, rates are still rising—both in the U.S. and abroad. Is it time for design to step up and offer some game-changing ideas to address this issue?
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Buying In: Retail Conversions Pay Off

September 16, 2014     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief
Browse through our one-stop shop for articles on recent retail conversion projects and insight into how healthcare systems can make the most of these opportunities.
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Bringing Daylight To Surgical Areas

September 12, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
A growing design strategy involves bringing more natural light into nontraditional areas, including surgical environments. Speakers at the 2014 Healthcare Design Conference share some effective design strategies and the lessons learned from international projects.
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Standouts: Showcase Honorable Mentions

September 11, 2014     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor
While unique in their design challenges and solutions, three projects share recognition as this year’s Honorable Mention winners in the Healthcare Design Showcase.
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Zooming In: Project Details Worth A Closer Look

September 11, 2014     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief
Award winners or not, the Healthcare Design Showcase projects offered a wealth of smart design ideas in their program submissions. Here we highlight some noteworthy details from other projects that our jurors singled out for a special hat-tip.
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Building Blocks: South West Acute Creates A New Hospital In Ireland

September 10, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The facility connects to its hillside surroundings by breaking down a large, complex facility into a series of connected buildings, earning it an Award of Merit in the 2014 Healthcare Design Showcase.
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Take Five With Rives Taylor

September 9, 2014     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The architect and principal at Gensler discusses the top five trends and issues getting his attention right now.
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Daylighting Shines At Chris O’Brien Lifehouse In Australia

September 9, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The nonprofit treatment center combines decorative screens and fritted glass with articulated façade massing and glazing to give cancer patients a light-filled healing environment, earning it an Award of Merit in the 2014 Healthcare Design Showcase.
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Setting A New Standard For Healthcare Design

September 8, 2014     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis
Many innovations of past years are now ingrained in healthcare design practice. As this new standard emerges, the 2014 Healthcare Design Showcase jurors weigh in on the current state of design and what’s on the horizon.
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Building Change In Myanmar, One Healthcare Clinic At A Time

September 5, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Care For Peace and the Ministry of Health of Myanmar are partnering to design and build a prototype technology-based mini medical center that can be replicated and used to deliver healthcare and education to the country's most remote locations.
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PHOTO TOUR: Resolute Health’s Wellness Campus

September 5, 2014     posted by Kristin D. Zeit
Take a visual walk though Resolute Health’s New Braunfels Community Health Commons in New Braunfels, Texas, opened in June 2014.
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