The master planning process is evolving, taking into consideration new ownership goals for population health management and providing care within communities. Understanding these concepts and bringing them to the table during conversations with leadership will be critical for planners moving forward.
Surgical environments are a great challenge for healthcare designers, due to rapid evolution of medical procedures and technology. So what’s the key? This blog from the AIA AAH says it’s all about flexibility.
September 2, 2015 Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
St. Charles Bend Cancer Center earned an Award of Merit in the 2015 Healthcare Design Showcase by using design to maximize the long- and short-range views from its new addition and give patients an improved care environment.
What’s the value of the clinician’s point of view in the planning and design of healthcare facilities? Two industry leaders talk about how nurses’ role has changed in the last decade and how they’re helping them get more involved.
The new 1 million-square-foot James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute underwent scope, site, and planning direction changes on its way to becoming one of the largest comprehensive cancer centers in the nation.
After planning and designing the new 19-story James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, leadership decided to add a second-floor radiation oncology unit—and that’s just one of the mid-project game-changers undertaken during this $750 million project.
Tenets of integrated project delivery (IPD) have been applied to healthcare construction projects large and small for years, but using a formal IPD contract isn’t nearly as common. Tying firms to the project in a shared-risk model stands to improve teamwork and provides a framework for carrying out a project successfully.
July 31, 2015 Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor
Hospitals and health systems around the country are investing capital dollars in the birth experience, from creating standalone birth centers to renovating obstetrics units, all in an effort to get the details right for that special day—and, hopefully, inspire lifelong relationships along the way.
July 23, 2015 Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor
The original program for the New Parkland Hospital was based on a projection a bit smaller than the 2.1 million square feet the hospital ended up with, requiring the project team to make nips and tucks where it could to reel in the budget and deliver what was promised to Dallas County voters—a new hospital.