Construction and Design - February 2015

Joplin rebuilds after the storm

Replacement hospital build with lessons learned after tornado destroyed St. John's Regional Medical Center

2/27/2015


'Risky' ED layout pays off

Wisconsin hospital emergency department features 44 exam rooms designed on a pass-through (or open core) model, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

2/25/2015


Washington sports medicine, neighborhood clinics reflect athletic, local themes

The pitchers mound and home plate from Sick's Stadium are embedded in the floor on the main hallway

2/24/2015


$30 million health campus in the works near Phoenix

West Healthcare is developing this 20-acre Westgate Healthcare Campus in Glendale

2/20/2015


Survey shows hospitals focusing on repurposing units

Health Facilities Management magazine and the American Society for Healthcare Engineering of the American Hospital Association surveyed 3,414 hospital and health system executives about trends in hospital construction

2/19/2015


North Texas spending billions in hospital building boom

Region is extreme example of national building trend

2/18/2015


Designing for the human experience

Understanding the human experience in healthcare planning and design is essential to creating spaces that meet the needs of users, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

2/18/2015


Interiors that fit an aging population

As seniors age, their mobility, senses and preferences change

2/17/2015


London ambulatory care center designed for changing healthcare landscape

The Whittington Health Trust build a new ambulatory care center adjacent to its existing hospital that would expand its same-day treatment capabilities, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

2/17/2015


Artists brighten children's hospital with murals

The Royal London Children's Hospital recruits artists and designers to decorate the buildings

2/13/2015


Keeping hospital physical plants relevant

Healthcare design must look at the future as well as today's needs

2/13/2015


Missionary hospital among first in India to generate solar power

Holy Family Hospital in Okhla will be the first non-government building to have a large solar rooftop system

2/13/2015


Designing for Millennial caregivers

Many experienced 'helicopter parenting' and may plan to return the favor or apply the same practices to their own children, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

2/13/2015


It's time to right-size healthcare projects

A number of factors are converging to increase the probability that a focus on needs instead of wants will be embraced, according to a blog on the Heathcare Design website

2/12/2015


Holistic, longitudinal design thinking optimizes healthcare construction value

The initial investment in a facility has a tremendous influence on operational costs over its lifetime

2/12/2015


Hospital takes cues from home design

New $300 million hospital tower at Orlando Regional Medical Center created as a home for 245 patients

2/11/2015


Health system goes off the grid

Gundersen Health first hospital to offset all fossil fuel use with locally produced, green energy

2/11/2015


Changes in interior design education focus

Some interior design schools creating more education options for healthcare specialties

2/11/2015


Psychiatric healthcare design challenges

A psychiatric unit is one of the most difficult space types to which one can attempt to apply thoughtful design

2/10/2015


Indoor navigation to hit its stride in 2015

Signs suggest that the market for indoor navigation and location-based services has reached its inflection point

2/10/2015


Healthcare Design recognizes healthcare design professionals

The third annual HCD 10 winners are announced in an article on the magazine's website

2/10/2015


2015 AIA Institute honors Texas urgent care center

Legacy ER & Urgent Care recognized in the healthcare category

2/9/2015


Connecticut cancer center focuses on care, ambiance

Resort-like design mirrors a national trend in the way modern healthcare facilities are built

2/6/2015


Maryland hospitals making a range of adjustments to healthcare reform

Adjustments to new healthcare realities include large construction projects and robots

2/6/2015


Architecture students create isolation unit designs

Texas A&M University professor challenges students to tackle some issues surrounding Ebola outbreak, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

2/6/2015


Northwest Indiana healthcare construction going strong

Hospital systems continue to invest in infrastructure even as inpatient stays nationwide are on the decline

2/5/2015


New Joplin hospital to open four years after tornado

New 875,000-square-foot, $335 million Mercy Joplin is storm-resistant

2/5/2015


Evaluating an inpatient-to-outpatient conversion project

An existing-facility assessment to create an success factor rating can help hospital decision-makers in their evaluation, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

2/5/2015


Winning senior care design projects announced

Environments For Aging Design Showcase recognizes six designs, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website.

2/4/2015


New outpatient oncology center takes the form of two 'pebbles'

Healthcare Design website offers photo tour of the Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre, Harrogate District Hospital

2/3/2015


Phoenix Children's Hospital to build out medical/surgical floor

The build-out will create 45,000-square-foot, 48-bed medical/surgical unit in existing shell space

2/3/2015


Designing efficient critical access hospitals

Because of their tough economic realities, it's crucial that CAHs improve their efficiency, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

2/2/2015


Army Corps of Engineers upgrades VA, Army medical facilities

Corps involved in expansion and modernization of hospitals and clinics operated by the VA and Army

2/2/2015


Abstract art fills lobby of San Antonio hospital

Sky Tower at University Hospital showcases work by artists from throughout the United States and several other countries

2/2/2015



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