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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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A Forecast For Change

June 1, 2016     Debra Levin

New methods of care delivery are creating opportunities for the architecture and design community. 

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PHOTO TOUR: Advocate Christ Medical Center’s East Patient Tower

May 27, 2016     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Take a visual walk through the new tower, with intensive care capacity and a dedicated women and infants center in Oak Lawn, Ill, opened in January 2016.

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Setting The Foundation For Healthy Living

May 26, 2016     Basak Alkan and Tatiana Guimaraes, on behalf of AIA-AAH

Hospitals have an opportunity to serve as the base upon which health districts that improve the well-being of a community can be built. The Baton Rouge Health District in Baton Rouge, La., serves as an example of how it’s done.

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Take 5 With Tom Chessum

May 25, 2016     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

The principal with CO Architects discusses the top five trends and issues getting his attention right now.

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Golisano Children’s Layers It On

May 18, 2016     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

The children’s hospital learned from its wayfinding mistakes of the past and turned to its users to help create a cohesive and integrated program for its new facility in Rochester, N.Y.

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Fueling Change In Healthcare Dining

May 17, 2016     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Brigham and Women’s Hospital is using EBD to renovate its cafeteria into a healing environment replete with views of nature, daylighting, and fresh prepared menu options.

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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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