Interior Design

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Finding The Way With Master Planning

May 1, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
A tale of two healthcare campuses and the master plans identified to position the owners to achieve their short-term and long-range goals provide a glimpse into the challenges—and solutions—of master planning in the 21st century.
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Prescriptive Design: POE Measures Success Of VA Pharmacy Renovation

April 30, 2015     Elizabeth Stanberry, Mary Therese Hankinson, and Ellen Taylor
A VA pharmacy in New Jersey was redesigned with an eye on much more than aesthetics, creating operational efficiencies to solve patient satisfaction and workflow challenges. The results of a POE shed light on what worked and where additional improvements might be made.
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Considering Cultural Needs In NICU Design

April 28, 2015     Gloria Cornell

During a trip to Abu Dhabi and a tour of a new 150-bed specialty hospital, I discovered how the UAE is taking a more integrated approach to women’s and children’s care.

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The Evolution Of Healthcare Design Interiors

April 24, 2015     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief

Healthcare interiors have come a long way from the days when the words “design” and “hospital” were rarely used in the same sentence

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Research Weighs Effects Of Healthcare Workspaces On Team-based Care

April 22, 2015     Jennifer DuBose and Ross Westlake
For many providers, the solution to population health management is a shift to coordinated, team-based care in an open work environment. A literature review and real-world observations evaluate models in use and effects on staff communication and collaboration.
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PHOTO TOUR: Seattle Children’s Hospital Psychiatry And Behavioral Medicine Unit

April 17, 2015     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Take a visual walk through the new children’s program in Seattle, opened in fall 2014.
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FIRST LOOK: Florida Hospital for Women

April 15, 2015     Posted by Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor
See a sneak peek of Florida Hospital Orlando's new hospital dedicated to women's services.
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Lady Cilento Branches Out In Australia

April 9, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The new children’s hospital is lush with fresh solutions for hospital campus design, including approaches that bring the outside in and help establish deep roots within the local community.
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In Her Own Words: The HCD 10’s Upali Nanda

April 3, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
This is the third installment of our HCD 10 podcast series, featuring an interview with HKS’ Upali Nanda, this year’s researcher winner. Check back each week for more installments.
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Healthcare Furniture Solutions Using Evidence-Based Design

April 2, 2015     Corinne Tam

Listen in as Deborah Breunig, Vice President of Healthcare at KI, addresses the ways their broad collection of solutions contribute flexibility and safety while providing unique customizations to match a designer’s vision for the built environment.

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Understanding Aging To Create Senior-Friendly Healthcare Spaces

April 1, 2015     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor
There’s little evidence-based design research that sheds lights on what environments will promote positive outcomes for senior patients, specifically. Yet there’s plenty of information available on the physical effects of aging that can shape successful care spaces to support those 65 and older during their hospital stays.
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Take 5 With Laura Poltronieri

March 31, 2015     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The principal with Poltronieri Tang & Associates discusses the top five trends and issues getting her attention right now.
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Design's Place In The Retail Clinic Evolution

March 31, 2015     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor

The role that convenient care locations, or retail clinics, play in the overall continuum of care is expanding, especially as health systems embrace the complement to their own delivery practices, calling for a rethinking of environments to support growing services and popularity. 

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PHOTO TOUR: Halton McMaster Family Health Clinic

March 27, 2015     posted by Kristin D. Zeit
Take a visual walk through the Halton McMaster Family Health Clinic in Burlington, Ontario, opened November 2014.
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PHOTO TOUR: Forest Park Medical Center San Antonio

March 20, 2015    
Take a visual walk through Forest Park Medical Center San Antonio in San Antonio, Texas, opened in October 2014.
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