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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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PHOTO TOUR: Western Digital DRIVE Wellness Center

June 15, 2016     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Take a visual walk through the wellness facility in Irvine, Calif., opened in July 2015.

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Take 5 With Tom Chessum

May 25, 2016     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

The principal with CO Architects discusses the top five trends and issues getting his attention right now.

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Two Loma Linda University Health Projects Get Underway

May 23, 2016     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

A groundbreaking was held for a new hospital complex, which will house a new adult hospital and children’s hospital tower totaling 693 beds.

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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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All Is Well: Q+A With Perkins+Will’s Sharon Woodworth

May 2, 2016     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

The healthcare practice leader at Perkins+Will’s San Francisco office discusses the evolution of wellness and sustainable healthcare design, the need for outcome-based codes, and why we need to start think beyond buildings to create healthcare districts.

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FIRST LOOK: Sentara Norfolk General Hospital

April 28, 2016     Posted by Jennifer Kovacs Silvis

See a sneak peek of a 374,000-square-foot, three-story addition to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk, Va. 

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All Is Well: Shriners For Children Delivers All Access To Nature

April 27, 2016     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

From ground level to the roof top, the new medical center will provide accessible garden space on every level of the 75,000-square-foot-building when it opens this year in Pasadena, Calif.

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Design That Meets Ebola At The Door

April 19, 2016     Gerard Georges

A facilities assessment project in West Africa to identify deficiencies and opportunities for treating Ebola patients yielded a triage prototype that can be used anywhere.

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Historic Renovation Offers Lessons In Adaptive Reuse

April 7, 2016     Steve Wiser

A landmark building offered the ideal site for a Louisville, Ky., nonprofit healthcare provider, but retrofitting the 80-year-old space to support modern care delivery was a historic challenge.

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Freestanding EDs: The New Hospital Front Door

March 4, 2016     Robby Aull

Freestanding emergency departments are growing in popularity as providers find opportunity in a less costly and more convenient care option that expands reach and helps drive hospital volume. Planning and design considerations for this new project type are explored in an article from the AIA-AAH.  

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MUHC’s Glen Hospital Earns LEED Gold Certification

February 26, 2016     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

As part of the Canada Green Building Council’s new construction certification program, the project focused on strategic procurement of materials with recycled content and energy- and water-saving design features.

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Precautionary Tale: A Detailed Approach To Biocontainment Unit Design

February 25, 2016     Patricia A. Lenaghan and Robert D. Counter

The inclusion of frontline staff in the design of Nebraska Medicine’s biocontainment unit—one of the few U.S. facilities to deal firsthand with the 2014 Ebola outbreak—paid off with a space tailored to their needs. Post-activation staff feedback now gives the industry plenty to build on. 

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PHOTO TOUR: StoneSprings Hospital Center

February 19, 2016     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Take a visual walk through the new hospital and MOB in Dulles, Va., opened in December 2015.

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Risk Management: Preparing Your Facility To Handle Infectious Disease Patients

February 11, 2016     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Healthcare facilities should be thinking about and designing to handle infectious disease patients—for today’s cases as well as those in the future.

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