Facility Management

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All Is Well: Q+A With Perkins+Will’s Sharon Woodworth

May 2, 2016     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

The healthcare practice leader at Perkins+Will’s San Francisco office discusses the evolution of wellness and sustainable healthcare design, the need for outcome-based codes, and why we need to start think beyond buildings to create healthcare districts.

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All Is Well: Measuring The Value Of Wellness Efforts

April 29, 2016     Posted by Jennifer Kovacs Silvis

A healthcare design firm is developing a technology that will produce hard metrics for teams to present to clients to answer questions about the real value of wellness initiatives, an attempt to capture effectiveness and measure cost against benefit.

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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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All Is Well: MetroHealth To Transform Its Campus And Community

April 27, 2016     Posted by Jennifer Kovacs Silvis

Cleveland’s safety-net hospital of 175 years is evolving to support efforts that improve the health of its patients and the community where they live. The move is inspiring a years-long campus transformation project that addresses healthcare as well as economic opportunity, access to nature, public transit, and more.
 

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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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Rewriting Reading Room Design

April 15, 2016     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Texas Children’s Hospital centralized its radiology services to improve patient care as well as output and collaboration among its staff members.

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A Different Approach To ED Design

April 13, 2016     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Neighbors Health System takes cues from the hospitality and restaurant sectors to design a transparent and inviting freestanding emergency facility prototype.

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A Rural Healthcare Roadmap

April 12, 2016     Kirsten Staloch

Critical access hospitals and other remote healthcare sites face unique challenges and provider goals, calling for healthcare spaces that support those needs. A recent research study identifies some proven paths for design.

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FIRST LOOK: Washington Adventist Hospital

April 7, 2016     Posted by Jennifer Kovacs Silvis

See a sneak peek of the new Washington Adventist Hospital opening in Silver Spring, Md., in summer 2019. 

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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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A/E/C Survey Sheds Light On New Wave Of Business

April 5, 2016     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor

Healthcare Design’s 2016 A/E/C Survey offers a view into the numbers behind a year’s worth of healthcare building projects as well as the major influences inspiring what’s next.  

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Rehabilitation Care: Preparing For The Future

March 31, 2016     Sharon Schnall

Rehabilitation treatment is a growing healthcare sector, with several market conditions— from baby boomers’ needs to fitness trends to the Affordable Care Act—shaping the facilities of today and tomorrow. 

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The Intersection Of Healthcare And Politics

March 30, 2016     Christine Guzzo Vickery

Healthcare and politics have long been intertwined. Lessons learned from how government interventions affected care delivery in the past can help designers anticipate how best to create clinical care environments that respond to this current wave of reform. 

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Piece By Piece: Rebuilding Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital

March 29, 2016     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

The community hospital gets a fresh start in South Los Angeles by bringing together public and private partners, new and renovated buildings, and unique service arrangements.

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The Home Stretch: Designing Rehab Centers

March 18, 2016     Sharon Schnall

Well-designed rehabilitation centers provide responsive environments to patients over both short- and long-term stays, re-creating independent living as much as possible to help ease the transition back home.

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