Architecture - April 2014

Household model of long-term care transforming communities

A growing number of nursing homes are making big changes to create a more personalized appeal

4/30/2014


Supporting well communities by design

Healthcare Design article discusses using modern design to make care facilities the centerpieces of wellness-oriented, collaborative communities

4/30/2014


Can a healthcare campus affect the wellness of its community?

In an article on the Healthcare Design magazine website, Managing Editor Jennifer Kovacs Silvis discusses connecting design to overall population health

4/29/2014


Wisconsin nursing homes becoming more homelike

New breed of facility is being built in a 'household model.' They are smaller with lots of sunlight and spaces for socializing and quieter spots for contemplation

4/25/2014


Healthcare space booming in Orlando

More medical-related space is scheduled to open in Orlando next year than in at least the previous four years combined

4/25/2014


Building a hospital based on patient safety

WellStar Paulding Hospital's main focus is to create the safest hospital possible

4/24/2014


Ambulatory facilities are focus of healthcare's future

Surgery centers, cancer centers, imaging centers, neighborhood-focused community clinics and medical office buildings are expected to be growth areas

4/23/2014


Making the business case for hospital design

Healthcare Design article discusses the renewed resonance of ROI for hospital design in the era of healthcare reform

4/22/2014


Designing entrances for seniors

Healthcare Design magazine article discusses remedying tripping hazards to prevent visitor and patient falls, and injury due to other accidents

4/21/2014


UNC Hospital Wellness Center includes climbing wall

University of North Carolina Hospital commissioned a new wellness and fitness center for use by hospital patients and staff and the community

4/17/2014


Changing healthcare landscape will change facilities

Survey suggests that the emphasis in healthcare building is beginning to shift toward greater facility flexibility, ease of design and overall efficiency

4/14/2014


Connecticut hospital recognized for enduring design

Legacy Project Award honors Griffin Hospital for enduring design excellence

4/11/2014


Largest U.S. neuroscience facility built in Bethesda

National Institutes of Health's John Edward Porter Neuroscience Research Center has geothermal wells, ground source heat pumps and chilled beams

4/11/2014


$70.5 million children's health center planned in Toronto

McMaster Children's Health Centre will include an outdoor wheeling track, a therapeutic playground and physiotherapy space

4/11/2014


Saskatchewan system explores new way of delivering healthcare

New Yorkton facility is being designed to decrease hospital admissions by linking people to primary healthcare

4/10/2014


Charlotte behavioral-health hospital resembles a lodge

The inpatient hospital is designed with a comforting and relaxing environment with wood floors, natural paint colors, windows and outdoor concourses

4/10/2014


New generation of ambulatory care facilities popping up

Survey shows 20 percent of healthcare industry respondents are currently working on or planning an ambulatory care construction project

4/9/2014


Cherokee Indian Hospital planned in North Carolina

New 150,000-square-foot healthcare facility will serve an estimated 15,000 tribe members across the western part of the state

4/9/2014


Marlborough Hospital opens new cancer pavilion

Photo gallery on Healthcare Design magazine website offers virtual tour of new Massachusetts cancer facility

4/4/2014


Dallas hospital breaks ground on $118 million patient tower

The expansion will include 34,000 square feet of additional operating rooms, cardiology and gastroenterology services and 64,000 square feet of additional support services

4/4/2014


New Cornell University health center design takes shape

The design has been unveiled for a new university health center at Cornell as an update and expansion of the current Gannett Health Services facility

4/2/2014


Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center honored for enduring quality of design

The ACHA Legacy Project Award recognizes design innovation that endures throughout the life of a project

4/1/2014



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