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The Battle Against Healthcare-associated Infections

November 29, 2016     Sam W. Burnette

New design weapons are being introduced to eradicate the bacteria and viruses causing hundreds of deaths each day. 

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All together Now

November 21, 2016     Tom Clark

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

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HCD Expo Keynote: A Future of Healthcare Without Walls

November 18, 2016     Shandi Matambanadzo, Managing Editor

Susan Dentzer, president and CEO of Network for Excellence in Health Innovations, U.S. healthcare and health policy, delivered the closing keynote speech at this month’s HCD Expo & Conference, challenging attendees to start thinking differently about how healthcare will be provided in the future and the effect that will have on the built environment.

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HCD Expo Keynote: Changemakers Find Magic In The Intersection Of Research, Design, Education

November 14, 2016     Anne DiNardo, Executive Editor

This year’s honorees—D. Kirk Hamilton and Jaynelle Stichler—have coedited the HERD Journal for more than a decade. At the Healthcare Design Expo in Houston, they discussed how their careers in architecture and nursing, respectively, eventually led to writing, research, and advocating for evidence-based design.

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Searching For The Perfect Nursing Station Design

November 14, 2016     Anne DiNardo, Executive Editor

New research shared at the Healthcare Design Expo & Conference shows the debate over centralized and decentralized nursing stations is far from over.

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About Last (Election) Night

November 9, 2016     Manuel Hernandez

What the results of the Nov. 8 presidential election tell us about where healthcare—and healthcare design—is heading.

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PHOTO TOUR: The Christ Hospital Joint & Spine Center

November 8, 2016     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Take a visual walk through the rehabilitation, imaging, and surgery center in Cincinnati, opened in September 2015.

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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.  

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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