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Best of 2014: Modular Construction Delivers Flexibility To Healthcare

December 19, 2014     Barbara Horwitz-Bennett

Breaking out beyond smaller healthcare projects, modular construction is being sought out for its speed to market, quality control, and efficiency.

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Ebola Inspires Healthcare Facility Contingency Plan

December 18, 2014     Sheila F. Cahnman
Recent Ebola cases in the U.S. have placed a spotlight on the scarcity of facilities prepared to treat patients suffering from infectious diseases and the importance of designing healthcare spaces for the worst-case scenario.
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Healthcare-associated Infections Keep Industry On High Alert

December 16, 2014     Sara O. Marberry
Hospitals and health systems are charged to reduce healthcare-associated infections and the tens of thousands of deaths they cause each year, inspiring design solutions to help combat the mounting epidemic.
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Healthcare Design Pulse: Cutting-Edge Emergency Departments

December 9, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
A roundup of the best, most interesting, and/or most innovative designs and trends we're seeing right now.
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St. Jude Medical Center Tower Completed

December 5, 2014     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Construction of the $228 million healthcare facility wrapped up five months early and included a 200,000-square-foot acute care building and a 14,000-square-foot central utility plant.

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8 Benefits Of BIM In Healthcare Design

December 3, 2014     Karen M. Kensek
Building Information Modeling can be an asset in many ways, including in the managing and implementation of complex projects, coordination with state agencies, and earlier detection of problems.
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Palomar Medical Center: Two Years Later

December 2, 2014     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief

After two tumultuous years of operation, Palomar Medical Center in Escondido, Calif., still offers positive lessons in patient-centered and staff-supportive design, as seen in a facility tour during the 2014 Healthcare Design Conference.

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FIRST LOOK: Fifth XiangYa Hospital

December 2, 2014     Posted by Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor
The new Fifth XiangYa Hospital in Changsha, China, is designed to showcase its mountain park surroundings and provide multiple access points to nature.
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PHOTO TOUR: St. Joseph Internal Medicine MOB

November 25, 2014     posted by Kristin D. Zeit
Take a visual walk through St. Joseph Internal Medicine’s new MOB in Bangor, Maine, opened in October 2014.
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St. Anthony Hospital Finds Second Home

November 19, 2014     Margie Monin Dombrowski
After 112 years in operation, the Pendleton, Ore., hospital is enjoying a new location and all the modern conveniences that come with it.
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Eskenazi Health Embraces Its Civic Duty

November 13, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
For its new public safety-net hospital in Indianapolis, the design team used a modern, clean, and sustainable design to support the mind, body, and soul of its community.
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Understanding Why Chinese Healthcare Design Is Different

November 12, 2014     Edison Woo

China is a major market for healthcare design, and U.S. firms looking to enter should understand not just how hospitals are designed differently there, but why.

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New ASID Tool Aims To Break Through The Sustainability Clutter

November 4, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The Protocols for Health and Wellness in Design will be released in 2015 with the goal to help design professionals understand existing green guidelines and how they work together.
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Podcast: Design Goals Of A New Public Safety-Net Hospital

November 3, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
In this Healthcare Design podcast, senior editor Anne DiNardo speaks with Matthew Gutwein, president and CEO of Health & Hospital Corp. of Marion County (Indianapolis), on maximizing the opportunity to build a new campus for Eskenazi Health.
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How To Design Flexible Healthcare Spaces

October 29, 2014     Barbara Horwitz-Bennett
From adaptable structural supports to reconfigurable layouts, healthcare designers share the tactics they’re using to create environments that can easily respond to the constantly evolving healthcare market and shifting provider needs.
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