Facility Management


Asking The Right Questions

October 11, 2016     Debra Levin

As the healthcare industry turns a corner, designers and providers have new challenges to face and new issues to consider.  


First Look: Artemed China FTZ Hospital

October 11, 2016     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

See a sneak peek of the new 200-bed hospital in Shanghai Free Trade Zone, scheduled for completion in 2018.


FACE TIME: Marvina Williams

September 27, 2016     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Perkins+Will’s senior medical planner and Lean clinical operations specialist talks about moving from clinician to medical planner, her desire to makeover behavioral health rooms in the ED, and being open to change in healthcare design.


Lessons In Inpatient Unit Design

September 21, 2016     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Cooper University Hospital reviewed the workings of its existing medical/surgical units to fuel new ideas and approaches to nursing stations, in-room computer stations, and collaboration spaces for two new floors at the Roberts Pavilion.


Building A Better Inpatient Unit

September 14, 2016     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

These units have to do a lot of heavy lifting in today’s hospital environment, calling for designers to rethink existing models to better facilitate team-based care, streamline operations, and provide future flexibility.


All Together Now: POE Insights Into Clinic Design

September 8, 2016     Tom Clark

Post-occupancy evaluations conducted on four different Patient-Centered Medical Home clinic designs yield insights into what works best.


FIRST LOOK: Sports Therapy and Research Center At The Star

August 8, 2016     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

See a sneak peek of the new sports medicine facility for Baylor Scott & White Health in partnership with the Dallas Cowboys, scheduled for completion in 2018.


Showcase 2016: University Medical Center New Orleans, New Orleans

August 2, 2016     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

This new community hospital is at home in The Big Easy with resiliency features and custom touches, including graphics and artwork, designed to honor its New Orleans heritage.


Healthcare’s Water Conversation Efforts Have Ripple Effect

July 13, 2016     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

In light of rising water and sewage rates, changing regulations, and the increasing occurrence of extreme weather conditions, healthcare facilities are exploring new ways to reduce their water consumption.


Class Act: University Of Minnesota Health Clinics And Surgery Center

July 12, 2016     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

This academic medical center, opened February 2016, in Minneapolis, features a host of new approaches to operations and layout that were inspired by other markets, including retail and airports.


Showcase 2016: Today's Healthcare Designs Are Making A Statement

July 8, 2016     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Community-inspired aesthetics and indoor/outdoor connections were on display in this year’s Healthcare Design Showcase, but jurors are still looking for more solutions on staff spaces and places where families and care teams can collaborate.


Class Act: University of Connecticut Dempsey Tower

July 7, 2016     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

The academic medical center updates its Farmington, Conn., campus with a new inpatient tower that embraces the latest design practices to meet today's patient expectations.


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.


Take 5 With Mary Frazier

June 21, 2016     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

The principal and architect at EwingCole discusses the top five trends and issues getting her attention right now.


When is a Patient Room a “Sleeping” Room?

June 8, 2016     Sheila F. Cahnman

Newly adopted codes require that new buildings must have an outside window or outside door in every sleeping room, with a sill height no higher than 36 inches above the floor. But what does this mean for short-stay units? 

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