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FIRST LOOK: Cancer Centre at Guy’s Hospital

May 21, 2015     Posted by Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor
See a sneak peek of the village concept used in the design of Cancer Centre at Guy’s Hospital in London, opening in 2016.
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PHOTO TOUR: Florida Hospital Tampa

May 20, 2015     posted by Kristin D. Zeit
Take a visual walk through the exterior renovations, new ED, new patient tower, and Women’s Health Pavilion at Florida Hospital Tampa, completed in January 2015.
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Simulating Healthcare Spaces Through Virtual Reality

May 20, 2015     Taylor Cupp

Virtual reality isn’t just for gamers anymore. The technology is allowing healthcare project teams to simulate and experience spaces long before they’re built. But adopting this next frontier of design and construction comes with some rules for engagement.

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Spaces That Bring Medical Research Into Clinical Practice

May 19, 2015     Barbara Horwitz-Bennett
Translational research facilities require a built environment that supports medical advancements—and the physicians and researchers collaborating on them—to improve health outcomes.
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Master Planning Wellness Into Healthcare Campuses

May 18, 2015     Tatiana Guimaraes

A new era of healthcare with an intense focus on population health is calling for hospital campuses that are outward focused rather than inward. This blog from AIA AAH discusses how a shift is taking place in master planning approaches to support providers’ community-based wellness initiatives.

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In His Own Words: The HCD 10’s George Mann

May 15, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
This is the sixth installment of our HCD 10 podcast series, featuring an interview with architect and Texas A&M professor George Mann, this year’s educator. Check back each week for more installments.
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New Mercy Hospital Joplin Is Built "Just In Time"

May 12, 2015     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor
With 39 months to build an unplanned, 890,000-square-foot replacement hospital, the project team behind the new Mercy Hospital Joplin brought the tornado-ravaged community of Joplin, Mo., a new facility that’s ready to weather the storm.
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3 Reasons To Embark On A Master Plan

May 12, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

The master planning process is more complex than ever, but investing the time and effort can lead to a more efficient, well-focused organization.

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PHOTO TOUR: Prebys Cardiovascular Institute

May 8, 2015     Alicia Wachtel
Take a visual walk through the new heart care center on the campus of Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, Calif., opened in March 2015.
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In His Own Words: The HCD 10’s Paul Strohm

May 7, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
This is the fifth installment of our HCD 10 podcast series, featuring an interview with HOK’s Paul Strohm, this year’s architect. Check back each week for more installments.
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Finding The Way With Master Planning

May 1, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
A tale of two healthcare campuses and the master plans identified to position the owners to achieve their short-term and long-range goals provide a glimpse into the challenges—and solutions—of master planning in the 21st century.
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FIRST LOOK: Cherokee Indian Medical Center

April 30, 2015     Posted by Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor

Catch a sneak peek of the new replacement hospital that improves and expands services for the Cherokee population located in the remote mountains of western North Carolina.

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Prescriptive Design: POE Measures Success Of VA Pharmacy Renovation

April 30, 2015     Elizabeth Stanberry, Mary Therese Hankinson, and Ellen Taylor
A VA pharmacy in New Jersey was redesigned with an eye on much more than aesthetics, creating operational efficiencies to solve patient satisfaction and workflow challenges. The results of a POE shed light on what worked and where additional improvements might be made.
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Considering Cultural Needs In NICU Design

April 28, 2015     Gloria Cornell

During a trip to Abu Dhabi and a tour of a new 150-bed specialty hospital, I discovered how the UAE is taking a more integrated approach to women’s and children’s care.

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Research Weighs Effects Of Healthcare Workspaces On Team-based Care

April 22, 2015     Jennifer DuBose and Ross Westlake
For many providers, the solution to population health management is a shift to coordinated, team-based care in an open work environment. A literature review and real-world observations evaluate models in use and effects on staff communication and collaboration.
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