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PHOTO TOUR: Shriners Hospital for Children, Montreal, Quebec

June 23, 2016     posted by Kristin D. Zeit

Take a visual walk through the Shriners Hospital for Children in Montreal, Quebec, which opened in October 2015.

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Trend Report: Academic Medical Centers

June 23, 2016     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

These forward-thinking organizations are expanding into new markets, exploring new clinical layouts, and adapting to new teaching methods to stay poised for innovation and future success.

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FIRST LOOK: Westchester Medical Center

June 15, 2016     Posted by Shandi Matambanadzo, Associate Editor

See a sneak peek of Westchester Medical Center’s new ambulatory care pavilion scheduled for completion in 2018. 

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Lasting Impression: Northwestern Memorial Hospital

June 9, 2016     Angela Mazzi

The 2016 Legacy Project Award winner illustrates design principles that have helped the facility adapt as needs have changed while becoming a good neighbor to the community.

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When is a Patient Room a “Sleeping” Room?

June 8, 2016     Sheila F. Cahnman

Newly adopted codes require that new buildings must have an outside window or outside door in every sleeping room, with a sill height no higher than 36 inches above the floor. But what does this mean for short-stay units? 

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Questioning The Trends

June 2, 2016     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief

While we love to consider the forest—the big-picture trends in healthcare design—it doesn’t tell the whole story. 

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A Forecast For Change

June 1, 2016     Debra Levin

New methods of care delivery are creating opportunities for the architecture and design community. 

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Shedding Light On Healthcare Lighting Design Strategies

May 31, 2016     Barbara Horwitz-Bennett

It’s important to understand the complex role that lighting systems play within healthcare facilities, as the right approach and mix of designs and light sources can go a long way to create an environment that supports patient satisfaction and outcomes.

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PHOTO TOUR: Advocate Christ Medical Center’s East Patient Tower

May 27, 2016     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Take a visual walk through the new tower, with intensive care capacity and a dedicated women and infants center in Oak Lawn, Ill, opened in January 2016.

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Merrifield Center Brings Behavioral Healthcare Under One Roof

May 26, 2016     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief

Bringing multiple patient populations under one roof to treat mild to severe behavioral issues required keen planning and thoughtful organization, a task that the new Merrifield Center in Fairfax, Va., embraced with a nature-driven design.

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Setting The Foundation For Healthy Living

May 26, 2016     Basak Alkan and Tatiana Guimaraes, on behalf of AIA-AAH

Hospitals have an opportunity to serve as the base upon which health districts that improve the well-being of a community can be built. The Baton Rouge Health District in Baton Rouge, La., serves as an example of how it’s done.

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Supporting Families In The ICU

May 23, 2016     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Westchester Medical Center expands the family lounge in its Level I trauma ICU to deliver privacy and support amenities to caregivers during times of needs.

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PHOTO TOUR: Queen Elizabeth University Hospital And Royal Hospital For Children

May 20, 2016     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Take a visual walk through two new facilities and a healthcare campus in Glasgow, Scotland, opened in July 2015.

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6 Evidence-Based Design Strategies For Med/Surg Rooms

May 19, 2016     Debra Levin

The Center for Health Design studied patient rooms in medical/surgical units to identify the top design considerations that should be introduced for improved patient and staff safety. Here’s a look at the top six. 

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Golisano Children’s Layers It On

May 18, 2016     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

The children’s hospital learned from its wayfinding mistakes of the past and turned to its users to help create a cohesive and integrated program for its new facility in Rochester, N.Y.

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