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Spaces That Bring Medical Research Into Clinical Practice

May 19, 2015     Barbara Horwitz-Bennett
Translational research facilities require a built environment that supports medical advancements—and the physicians and researchers collaborating on them—to improve health outcomes.
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New Mercy Hospital Joplin Is Built "Just In Time"

May 12, 2015     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor
With 39 months to build an unplanned, 890,000-square-foot replacement hospital, the project team behind the new Mercy Hospital Joplin brought the tornado-ravaged community of Joplin, Mo., a new facility that’s ready to weather the storm.
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Lady Cilento Branches Out In Australia

April 9, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The new children’s hospital is lush with fresh solutions for hospital campus design, including approaches that bring the outside in and help establish deep roots within the local community.
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Building Smart In Healthcare

April 7, 2015     Jason Seaburg
New technologies are optimizing healthcare construction sites, helping teams rein in costs and speed up schedules.
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Take 5 With Laura Poltronieri

March 31, 2015     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The principal with Poltronieri Tang & Associates discusses the top five trends and issues getting her attention right now.
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Getting Up Close And Personal With The HCD 10

March 18, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Healthcare Design wanted to know what inspires this year’s HCD 10 honorees and what they’d like to change most in healthcare design. So we turned on the tape recorder and asked them a few questions. Hear their stories in our new podcast series.

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Designing For The Generational Shift

Center for Addiction and Mental Health designed by Stantec and C4 Architects
March 10, 2015     Barbara Horwitz-Bennett
Older patients have always been among the most frequent users of healthcare services. But as baby boomers continue to age, the number of seniors entering acute care facilities is skyrocketing, pushing providers and designers to create spaces that support their outcomes and satisfaction.
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Keeping Up With Change In Healthcare

March 6, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Speakers at the latest Healthcare Design Academy in Bethesda, Md., delivered ideas on a range of topics from the evolution of ambulatory care centers and how to meet patient's ever-changing needs to using retail strategies to identify the best facility location.

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PHOTO TOUR: ORMC North Tower

March 6, 2015     posted by Kristin D. Zeit
Take a visual walk through the new North Tower at Orlando Regional Medical Center in Florida, opened in January 2015.
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3 Ideas On Population Health

February 16, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
At the upcoming Healthcare Design Academy, HKS’s Shannon Kraus and Lindsey Waters will discuss the role healthcare systems can play in their communities and how the built environment can support wellness. Here, they offer a preview of their session and some design ideas that promote wellness inside and outside a facility.
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The HCD 10: Matthew Gutwein and Dr. Lisa E. Harris, Provider

February 10, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Matthew Gutwein, president and CEO, Health & Hospital Corp. of Marion County, and Dr. Lisa E. Harris, CEO, Eskenazi Health, are named The HCD 10 Provider for their work in 2014.
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The HCD 10: Sean Gouvin, Facility Manager

February 6, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Sean Gouvin, director of facilities planning and engineering operations for Baystate Health, is named The HCD 10 Architect for his work in 2014.
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Designing More Efficient Critical Access Hospitals

January 28, 2015     John W. Andrews and Jeff S. Monzu
Critical access hospitals face a number of financial challenges not seen by larger urban counterparts, calling for creative design solutions that maximize operational efficiencies and rein in costs.
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How To Determine If An Inpatient-to-Outpatient Conversion Will Work

January 28, 2015     Gary L. Vance

As healthcare trends more and more to outpatient services in lieu of inpatient care, healthcare organizations are exploring whether to build new or transition existing spaces. But how do you know if a building is a fit for conversion? Using an existing facility assessment to rate criteria and score feasibility will help the decision-making process.

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Renovating An Inpatient Unit One Room At A Time

January 26, 2015     Stephen Devon
Foregoing the traditional approach of shutting down an entire unit to complete patient room renovations, this project team realized that despite complications and increased construction costs, the best solution was to go one by one.
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