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PHOTO TOUR: ORMC North Tower

March 6, 2015     posted by Kristin D. Zeit
Take a visual walk through the new North Tower at Orlando Regional Medical Center in Florida, opened in January 2015.
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Take 5 With Paul Braun

March 3, 2015     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The principal at Gresham, Smith and Partners discusses the top five trends and issues getting his attention right now.
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Royal London Children’s Elevates The Mood With Art

March 2, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Vital Arts, the hospital's arts organization, spent two years working with artists and designers to commission artwork, textiles, signage, and furniture for five wards in the hospital. See a slideshow of the works here.
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Hope House: A Stepping Stone For Behavioral Health Patients

February 18, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The 6,859-square-foot, 16-bed crisis residential facility in California provides a option for patients in need of transitional housing.
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Pushing Beyond Patient-Centered Design

February 17, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Susan B. Frampton, president of nonprofit organization Planetree, talks about going global, why patient needs still aren’t top of mind at some facilities, and her idea for the future of healthcare design conversations.
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Resolutions For A Healthier Built Environment

February 17, 2015     Rosalyn Cama

Mirroring commercial wellness trends, healthcare providers are entering 2015 focused on keeping people well rather than treating illness, inspiring the design of spaces that promote good health.

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Nailing Net Zero: Gundersen Health System

February 11, 2015     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief
Gundersen Health System’s new Legacy Building is the most prominent piece of its ongoing campus renewal project in La Crosse, Wis., incorporating aggressive energy goals, improving operations and patient/staff experience, and tying design into a scenic Mississippi River setting.
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The HCD 10: Sam Moses, Building Professional

February 11, 2015     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor
Sam Moses, a superintendent at Balfour Beatty Construction, is named The HCD 10 Building Professional for his work in 2014.
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The HCD 10: Matthew Gutwein and Dr. Lisa E. Harris, Provider

February 10, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Matthew Gutwein, president and CEO, Health & Hospital Corp. of Marion County, and Dr. Lisa E. Harris, CEO, Eskenazi Health, are named The HCD 10 Provider for their work in 2014.
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Tech Support At The Hospital? Morristown Medical Center Says “Why Not”

January 29, 2015    
The New Jersey-based facility opened a retail concept called HealtheConnect inside its lobby that's designed to help patients and families get answers about the latest health apps and hardware.
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Designing More Efficient Critical Access Hospitals

January 28, 2015     John W. Andrews and Jeff S. Monzu
Critical access hospitals face a number of financial challenges not seen by larger urban counterparts, calling for creative design solutions that maximize operational efficiencies and rein in costs.
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How To Determine If An Inpatient-to-Outpatient Conversion Will Work

January 28, 2015     Gary L. Vance

As healthcare trends more and more to outpatient services in lieu of inpatient care, healthcare organizations are exploring whether to build new or transition existing spaces. But how do you know if a building is a fit for conversion? Using an existing facility assessment to rate criteria and score feasibility will help the decision-making process.

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Renovating An Inpatient Unit One Room At A Time

January 26, 2015     Stephen Devon
Foregoing the traditional approach of shutting down an entire unit to complete patient room renovations, this project team realized that despite complications and increased construction costs, the best solution was to go one by one.
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5 Ways Healthcare Design Must Change

January 26, 2015     Dennis Kaiser

Healthcare is evolving, with a heightened focus on greater efficiency and higher quality of care. This shift is requiring healthcare design to evolve, too. Here are five ways to rethink the way built environments are created and what they need to achieve.

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PHOTO TOUR: Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre, Harrogate District Hospital

January 23, 2015     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Take a visual walk through the new outpatient oncology center in Harrogate, England, opened in October 2014.
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