Facility Management

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Q&A With Avein Saaty-Tafoy, Adelante Healthcare

September 18, 2014     Linda Plunkett Franklin
Responding to a new healthcare environment that gives patients choice in where they seek care, Adelante Healthcare strives to create accessible environments that promote a sense of brand loyalty. CEO Avein Saaty-Tafoya, named The Center for Health Design’s 2014 Changemaker, shares her vision for the organization’s future.
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Using Psychiatric Facility Design To Inspire Integrated Care Spaces

September 18, 2014     James M. Hunt
In order to answer the industry push to treat both general and psychiatric patients in one location, the proper physical environment to support integrated care is essential. In order to make these spaces safe—and attractive—for all, there’s plenty to learn from design solutions already being applied in psychiatric care settings.
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Renovation Tips For Converting To Private Rooms

September 17, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
There’s more to turning double patient rooms to private than just removing a bed. Speakers at the 2014 Healthcare Design Conference will share their top 10 considerations when making the transition.
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Signs Of Life In A “Comatose” Industry

September 17, 2014     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief
After decades of operating as an industrial system that “contributes to problems it’s there to solve,” the U.S. healthcare industry is starting to wake up, said Robin Guenther of Perkins+Will, speaking at TEDMED. An important step in the process: Buildings that do no harm.
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Can Healthcare Design Help Tackle Obesity?

September 16, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Despite widespread publicity about the growing problem of overweight adults and children, rates are still rising—both in the U.S. and abroad. Is it time for design to step up and offer some game-changing ideas to address this issue?
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Bringing Daylight To Surgical Areas

September 12, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
A growing design strategy involves bringing more natural light into nontraditional areas, including surgical environments. Speakers at the 2014 Healthcare Design Conference share some effective design strategies and the lessons learned from international projects.
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Building Blocks: South West Acute Creates A New Hospital In Ireland

September 10, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The facility connects to its hillside surroundings by breaking down a large, complex facility into a series of connected buildings, earning it an Award of Merit in the 2014 Healthcare Design Showcase.
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PHOTO TOUR: Resolute Health’s Wellness Campus

September 5, 2014     posted by Kristin D. Zeit
Take a visual walk though Resolute Health’s New Braunfels Community Health Commons in New Braunfels, Texas, opened in June 2014.
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Moving Within Before Moving On

September 4, 2014     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief
Designers envision a world where death isn’t scary and a hospice center becomes an integral part of a community’s fabric, with patients, volunteers, and local children leaning on one another all the way.
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Retail Conversions: 4 Success Stories

September 2, 2014     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief
Take a closer look at how an orthopedics practice, orthodontics clinic, medical center, and spinal care specialty clinic have taken over retail spaces with impressive results.
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Redundancy: The Key To Keeping The Power On At Your Data Center

August 26, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Designing specific protective measures into a data storage facility can help owners and operators avoid unplanned outages.
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Healthcare Data Centers: Carrying The Load

August 25, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
As the input and output of healthcare information continues to grow, data centers are leading the pack in providers’ capital project priorities to meet evolving storage and processing needs.
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Data Centers: One Size Does Not Fit All

August 21, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
As the need for storing and securing medical data continues to grow, owners should know they’ve got options.
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Emergency Response: Answering Patient Needs With A Standalone ED

August 21, 2014     Hilke Schoonvliet, Nicholas Watkins, Christy Spivey, and Chelsea Greemore
Research informed a new model of care for New Hanover Regional Medical Center’s delivery of emergency medicine.
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Here Come The Millennials: Healthcare Design For A New Generation

August 20, 2014     Christine Hester Devens
This blog series digs into the country’s new largest generation and how their unique traits and expectations are shaping healthcare environments.
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