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Using Psychiatric Facility Design To Inspire Integrated Care Spaces

September 18, 2014     James M. Hunt
In order to answer the industry push to treat both general and psychiatric patients in one location, the proper physical environment to support integrated care is essential. In order to make these spaces safe—and attractive—for all, there’s plenty to learn from design solutions already being applied in psychiatric care settings.
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Renovation Tips For Converting To Private Rooms

September 17, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
There’s more to turning double patient rooms to private than just removing a bed. Speakers at the 2014 Healthcare Design Conference will share their top 10 considerations when making the transition.
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Signs Of Life In A “Comatose” Industry

September 17, 2014     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief
After decades of operating as an industrial system that “contributes to problems it’s there to solve,” the U.S. healthcare industry is starting to wake up, said Robin Guenther of Perkins+Will, speaking at TEDMED. An important step in the process: Buildings that do no harm.
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Bringing Daylight To Surgical Areas

September 12, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
A growing design strategy involves bringing more natural light into nontraditional areas, including surgical environments. Speakers at the 2014 Healthcare Design Conference share some effective design strategies and the lessons learned from international projects.
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Zooming In: Project Details Worth A Closer Look

September 11, 2014     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief
Award winners or not, the Healthcare Design Showcase projects offered a wealth of smart design ideas in their program submissions. Here we highlight some noteworthy details from other projects that our jurors singled out for a special hat-tip.
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Take Five With Rives Taylor

September 9, 2014     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The architect and principal at Gensler discusses the top five trends and issues getting his attention right now.
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Redundancy: The Key To Keeping The Power On At Your Data Center

August 26, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Designing specific protective measures into a data storage facility can help owners and operators avoid unplanned outages.
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Healthcare Data Centers: Carrying The Load

August 25, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
As the input and output of healthcare information continues to grow, data centers are leading the pack in providers’ capital project priorities to meet evolving storage and processing needs.
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Data Centers: One Size Does Not Fit All

August 21, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
As the need for storing and securing medical data continues to grow, owners should know they’ve got options.
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Upgrading ORs Without Missing A Beat

July 29, 2014     Karan Hoffman
From MEP infrastructure to appropriate phasing, there are plenty of things to consider when undergoing an OR renovation.
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Room To Bloom At Mercy Health

July 28, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The new West Hospital houses one of the largest green roofs in the state of Ohio with a mix of 65,000 native plants.
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Designing Healthcare Environments To Prevent HAIs

July 23, 2014     Dan Swanson
Thoughtful approaches to building system design at the start of a project—including how those systems will be maintained over time—play a significant role in preventing healthcare-associated infections.
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Three Ways To Cut Building Costs In The Design Process

July 9, 2014     Charlene Marietti
Eastern experts and Western thought leaders shared concerns and trends in hospital design and care delivery trends at the 15th Hospital Build and Infrastructure China Exhibition and Congress held June 21 to 23 in Nanjing, China. One U.S. architect weighed in on approaches to shaving dollars off of healthcare projects.
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Room To Upgrade With Technology

July 2, 2014     Jaques Black
Implementing new technologies into existing spaces has become a major factor in construction planning, bringing new challenges and complexities to projects.
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Patient Bathroom Designs Balance Style And Safety

June 25, 2014     Barbara Horwitz-Bennett
Design directives inspiring today’s patient bathrooms put safety first but incorporate hospitality touches, too, leaving designers with plenty of options to consider and pursue.
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