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All Is Well: Q+A With Tsoi/Kobus & Associates' Jocelyn Frederick

May 3, 2016     posted by Kristin D. Zeit

Tsoi/Kobus & Associates Principal Jocelyn Frederick discusses what "designing for wellness" means to her and how today's projects are embracing the concept.

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All Is Well: Making The Connection

May 3, 2016     Posted by Jennifer Kovacs Silvis

Columbus Regional Health in Columbus, Ind., sought to bring its patients and local community offerings well beyond traditional medical care. The result is WellConnect, a facility that houses a number of services aimed at keeping people well, from yoga classes to primary care referrals. 

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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: Designed For Living

April 28, 2016     Peter G. Smith and Jennifer Stukenberg, BWBR

The vision for Mayo Clinic’s Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center in Rochester, Minn., is a destination for personal well-being, reflection, and exploration. 

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All Is Well: Shriners For Children Delivers All Access To Nature

April 27, 2016     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

From ground level to the roof top, the new medical center will provide accessible garden space on every level of the 75,000-square-foot-building when it opens this year in Pasadena, Calif.

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Designing Healthcare Spaces To Support Healthy Lifestyles

April 21, 2016     Deborah Smith

The healthcare built environment is evolving from a place where sickness is treated to a place where health is promoted and wellness is maintained. The solutions being brought to the table by the design community to support that initiative are plentiful, and this latest blog from the AIA-AAH outlines a few worth considering.  

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Rewriting Reading Room Design

April 15, 2016     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Texas Children’s Hospital centralized its radiology services to improve patient care as well as output and collaboration among its staff members.

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A Different Approach To ED Design

April 13, 2016     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Neighbors Health System takes cues from the hospitality and restaurant sectors to design a transparent and inviting freestanding emergency facility prototype.

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A Rural Healthcare Roadmap

April 12, 2016     Kirsten Staloch

Critical access hospitals and other remote healthcare sites face unique challenges and provider goals, calling for healthcare spaces that support those needs. A recent research study identifies some proven paths for design.

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Historic Renovation Offers Lessons In Adaptive Reuse

April 7, 2016     Steve Wiser

A landmark building offered the ideal site for a Louisville, Ky., nonprofit healthcare provider, but retrofitting the 80-year-old space to support modern care delivery was a historic challenge.

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New Terrain: Designing Outdoor Rehab Spaces

April 1, 2016     Brenna Costello

Rehabilitation patients are often challenged by what were once routine movements, such as traversing an incline or stepping up onto a curve. To help ease their transition from hospital to home, facilities are designing terrain parks and agility courses that challenge and help patients regain independence. 

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Rehabilitation Care: Preparing For The Future

March 31, 2016     Sharon Schnall

Rehabilitation treatment is a growing healthcare sector, with several market conditions— from baby boomers’ needs to fitness trends to the Affordable Care Act—shaping the facilities of today and tomorrow. 

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The Intersection Of Healthcare And Politics

March 30, 2016     Christine Guzzo Vickery

Healthcare and politics have long been intertwined. Lessons learned from how government interventions affected care delivery in the past can help designers anticipate how best to create clinical care environments that respond to this current wave of reform. 

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Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital: Project Breakdown

March 29, 2016     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Details on Los Angeles County’s new community hospital in South L.A.—opened July 2015—including costs, design team, and suppliers.

 

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Piece By Piece: Rebuilding Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital

March 29, 2016     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

The community hospital gets a fresh start in South Los Angeles by bringing together public and private partners, new and renovated buildings, and unique service arrangements.

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