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What I Learned On My Tour Of Park Nicollet Women’s Center

July 28, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Start with 18 bathrooms, bring 15 services together under one roof, and offer two types of waiting environments—including space for kids—and you’re on the right path to improving the healthcare experience for women.

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NICU Simulation Lab Sees Continuous Improvement

July 24, 2015     Tammy Smith Thompson

The Institute for Patient-Centered Design’s 2013 design competition to improve the NICU environment is reaching the final installment of its resulting simulation lab, with plenty learned along the way from the industry members and other stakeholders who have weighed in on iterations of its design. Here’s some of what was learned along the way.

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Rewind: New Parkland Hospital

July 24, 2015     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor

As the industry awaits the opening of the 2.1 million-square-foot New Parkland Hospital on Aug. 20, here's a chance to review coverage of the megaproject and hear what its team members had to say over the last seven years, in this look back at Healthcare Design's archive. 

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Colossus Of Care: New Parkland Hospital

July 21, 2015     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor

Now preparing for an August opening, Dallas County's New Parkland Hospital showcases a design inspired by the public hospital’s pursuit to rival private competitors and the need for an environment that will stand the test of time—even with 1 million patient visits a year.

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FIRST LOOK: Shriners for Children Medical Center

July 14, 2015     Posted by Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor

See a sneak peek of Shriners for Children’s new healthcare center in Pasadena, Calif., scheduled to open in 2017. 

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Healthcare Form Meets Healthcare Function

July 10, 2015     Debra Levin

Too often healthcare facilities are built to answer a specific need, but more longevity can be achieved if buildings respond to strategic initiatives instead.

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PHOTO TOUR: University of Florida Health Jacksonville

July 2, 2015     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Take a visual walk through a new outpatient medical complex in Florida, opened in March 2015.

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What’s The Best Nurses’ Station Design For Psychiatric Hospitals?

July 1, 2015     Jeffrey R. Mural

Balancing staff safety and the humane treatment of patients in behavioral healthcare facilities is often difficult when designing the nurses’ station. But options are available. Here are tips on how to figure out which one is right for your space.

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FIRST LOOK: Thibodaux Regional Medical Center Wellness Center

June 30, 2015     Posted by Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor
See a sneak peek of Thibodaux Regional Medical Center's new wellness center project, an effort to help community members make healthy choices with a medically integrated approach to fitness programs.
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PHOTO TOUR: Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital

June 26, 2015     posted by Kristin D. Zeit
Take a visual walk through Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital in California, opened in October 2014.
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Collaboration Is Key In Swedish NICU Design

June 23, 2015     Gloria Cornell

On the third and final leg of my journey, I visited Stockholm—the heart of some of the most extensive NICU research in the world.

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Why Reality TV Might Be Killing Healthcare Design

June 22, 2015     Ellen Taylor

In a world of reality TV shows that document one-day home makeovers and quick flips, the real work of designers is at risk of being diminished. And for a segment as complex as healthcare design, shouldn’t we be dedicating more time and resources to the process?

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PHOTO TOUR: Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine

June 19, 2015     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Take a visual walk through a new research institute opened in Farmington, Conn., opened in October 2014.
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The Case For Patient Room Standardization

June 18, 2015     Jim Atkinson

Although it may be tempting for providers to pursue specialized patient rooms for specific populations, creating inpatient spaces that can accommodate multiple models of care will pay off in the long run.

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PHOTO TOUR: Canyon Vista Medical Center

June 17, 2015     posted by Kristin D. Zeit
Take a visual walk through Canyon Vista Medical Center in Sierra Vista, Ariz., opened in April 2015.
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