Interior Design

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PHOTO TOUR: Shriners Hospital for Children, Montreal, Quebec

June 23, 2016     posted by Kristin D. Zeit

Take a visual walk through the Shriners Hospital for Children in Montreal, Quebec, which opened in October 2015.

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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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Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark

June 16, 2016     Joan Suchomel

When planning lighting programs in healthcare facilities, it’s important that designers think beyond the role daylighting plays in the healing process. Many critical body functions take place while we sleep at night and require total darkness in the patient care environment. 

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PHOTO TOUR: Western Digital DRIVE Wellness Center

June 15, 2016     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Take a visual walk through the wellness facility in Irvine, Calif., opened in July 2015.

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Lasting Impression: Northwestern Memorial Hospital

June 9, 2016     Angela Mazzi

The 2016 Legacy Project Award winner illustrates design principles that have helped the facility adapt as needs have changed while becoming a good neighbor to the community.

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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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PHOTO TOUR: Southern Jersey Family Medical Center

June 3, 2016     posted by Kristin D. Zeit

Take a visual walk through Southern Jersey Family Medical Center in Burlington, N.J., which was completed in December 2015.

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Shedding Light On Healthcare Lighting Design Strategies

May 31, 2016     Barbara Horwitz-Bennett

It’s important to understand the complex role that lighting systems play within healthcare facilities, as the right approach and mix of designs and light sources can go a long way to create an environment that supports patient satisfaction and outcomes.

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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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Merrifield Center Brings Behavioral Healthcare Under One Roof

May 26, 2016     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief

Bringing multiple patient populations under one roof to treat mild to severe behavioral issues required keen planning and thoughtful organization, a task that the new Merrifield Center in Fairfax, Va., embraced with a nature-driven design.

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Supporting Families In The ICU

May 23, 2016     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Westchester Medical Center expands the family lounge in its Level I trauma ICU to deliver privacy and support amenities to caregivers during times of needs.

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PHOTO TOUR: Queen Elizabeth University Hospital And Royal Hospital For Children

May 20, 2016     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Take a visual walk through two new facilities and a healthcare campus in Glasgow, Scotland, opened in July 2015.

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6 Evidence-Based Design Strategies For Med/Surg Rooms

May 19, 2016     Debra Levin

The Center for Health Design studied patient rooms in medical/surgical units to identify the top design considerations that should be introduced for improved patient and staff safety. Here’s a look at the top six. 

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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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