Waiting Rooms: How To Design To Impress

April 15, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
No longer just a place for sitting or watching TV, today's waiting areas are an opportunity to make a good impression, put patients and guests at ease, and get a leg up on the competition.

Operations Commissioning: Putting New Healthcare Buildings To The Test

April 8, 2014     Kathy Reno and David Grazman
In the same way that commissioning ensures building systems were installed properly and will perform as expected, clinical operations commissioning assesses building workflows created by a new space to ensure staff is ready to accept patients in it.

WellStar Paulding Hospital Readies For April Opening In Georgia

March 21, 2014     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The fast-track construction project included a 295,700-square-foot hospital, MOB and parking deck.

PHOTO TOUR: Spodak Dental Group

March 20, 2014     posted by Kristin D. Zeit
Take a visual walk through the Spodak Dental Group facility in Delray Beach, Fla., which opened in December 2013.

The Next Generation Of Kaiser Permanente's Small Hospital, Big Idea

March 17, 2014     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Managing Editor
Members of the winning team of Kaiser Permanente's Small Hospital, Big Ideas Competition as well as representatives from the health system share how implementation of design concepts is progressing and shaping the future of Kaiser's building projects.

Army Corps Of Engineers Comes To The Rescue At VA Medical Center

March 11, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The 249th Engineer Battalion steps in to provide temporary power during an electrical system upgrade at New York’s James J. Peters VA Medical Center.

HCD Academy: “Exciting Time For Healthcare”

March 7, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Speakers at the Healthcare Design Academy in Washington, D.C., discussed the changing landscape of healthcare delivery and the opportunities for design in that future.

Naval Hospital at Camp Pendleton Earns Honors

March 7, 2014     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The Alliant Build America Awards recognized the project for construction and partnering methods.

Design Ideas For Hospital Ambulance Bays

March 6, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Using Lean thinking, one paramedic suggests solving the inherent design challenges of ambulance bays by assigning accountability to key stakeholders and following design and operational guidelines that will make these clean and functional work areas for all.

Adding And Subtracting At Seattle Children's Hospital

March 5, 2014     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Managing Editor
By using an aggressive Lean approach to planning and designing the Building Hope: Cancer, Critical and Emergency Care Expansion, Seattle Children’s Hospital found that less is more.
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