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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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Alder Hey Children’s Hospital: Project Breakdown

January 26, 2016     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Details on Alder Hey’s new facility in England—opened October 2015—including costs, design team, and suppliers.

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Alder Hey's Park Place

January 26, 2016     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

The children’s hospital in Liverpool, England, integrates a trio of buildings into its scenic setting to maximize clinic space and bring patients and staff as close to nature as possible.

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Take 5 With Jeff Nicholas

January 4, 2016     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

The director of healthcare at Tocci Building Companies discusses the top five trends and issues getting his attention right now.

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Master Class

December 2, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Healthcare Design catches up with past recipients of its professional awards programs to find out what they’ve been up to and how they’re continuing to influence the industry.

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Hitting The Mark In Sustainable Design

November 24, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Setting aggressive energy goals and efficiency standards is one thing; meeting them is another. Healthcare Design revisits some of the industry’s most notable green healthcare projects to find out what happened on their journey—and where they stand today.

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Getting To Net Zero

November 17, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

As hospitals continue to look for more efficient and sustainable ways to operate their buildings, new strategies are required. Speakers at the Healthcare Design Expo & Conference review some of the active, passive, and renewable systems worth considering and how they can impact building design and bottom lines.

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