As 2011 comes to a close, I’d like to thank all of our readers for your support over the past year. We’ve seen Healthcare Building Ideas grow as a publication, website, and brand—and I’m looking forward to a fruitful 2012.

To take note of some of the best of the best, I compiled a list of our most-read articles this year. In case there is something you missed—or, better yet, something you'd like to read again—here it is. Please enjoy.

Happy New Year to you all!

  1. Inherently Healthy
    Hospital design that controls infection is part of an overarching goal to make facilities safe for patients
    By John Michael Currie, AIA
  2. Double Deal
    The Tom and Billie Long Patient Care Tower at the John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, California
    By Barbara Horwitz-Bennett, Contributing Editor
  3. Is Design Assist the IPD Wave of the Future?
    An interview with Sidney J. Sanders, senior vice president, construction, facilities design, and real estate, The Methodist Hospital System, Houston, Texas
    By Richard L. Peck, Contributing Editor
  4. Overhead Support
    Bringing productivity and flexibility to the surgical suite
    By John E. McShain, PE, Phillip Pierce, PE, and Randall Baker, PE
  5. Healthcare Construction Projects Require Thorough Risk Assessment
    Case study: Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s operating room instrumental processing units replacement project
    By Ricky Touchstone
  6. Web-Based Energy Monitoring Stretches Healthcare Dollars
    In today’s difficult economic climate, when financial savings are critical to every institution, healthcare facility managers demand even more from their energy systems
    By Timothy Angerame
  7. Going Green Without A Script
    The Jane H. Booker Learning Center at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, New Jersey, had to be a state-of-the-art sustainable facility and realized it in a short timeframe
    By Sharon McHugh
  8. Healthcare Reform: One Year Later
    While a clear picture of fully implemented healthcare reform still eludes building professionals, we do have a few more clues as to how the healthcare landscape will evolve
    By Barbara Horwitz-Bennett, Contributing Editor
  9. The Best of Banner
    Banner Health Ironwood Medical Center
    By Barbara Horwitz-Bennett, Contributing Editor
  10. Critical Care Upgrade
    UC Davis Medical Center's new Surgery and Emergency Services Pavilion doubles its treatment space to better serve inland northern California as the region's level I trauma center
    By Barbara Horwitz-Bennett, Contributing Editor