Construction and Design - October 2013

Children's hospital expansion has healing art gallery feel

Hospital's interior highlights the landmarks and life found in and around Washington's Puget Sound


Former Kentucky Wal-Mart renovated into health center

T.J. Sampson Health Pavilion houses outpatient services including kidney care, lab services, radiology, rehabilitation, urgent care, women's health and physician offices


Puyallup is first project to get new LEED-HC certification

Washington medical center achieves LEED Gold for its new outpatient clinic


Take a photo tour of the Pain and Rehabilitative Consultants Medical Group Clinic

Emeryville, Calif. facility is a consolidation of four PRCMG operations


Vertical campus promotes collaborative healthcare

Stacking separate facilities with a shared common space in between, results in collisions that encourage collaboration


Illinois hospital starts $200M modernization project

Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington will add 230,000 square feet and renovate 150,000 square feet making the 169-bed hospital more patient friendly and efficient


Designing a hospital room based on patient needs.

'Patient Room 2020' project integrates hardware components such as a computer screen and iPad to improve sanitation


Pediatric healthcare design specialist discusses lean design and process improvement

Potential savings makes 'lean' an important design philosophy


New York governor awards $65 million for Hurricane Sandy healthcare facility repair, rebuilding and renovation costs

A total of $200 million has been awarded to more than 450 healthcare and human service providers and other community-based organizations for a range of services, expenses


Pharmacy design can streamline patient care

Good design makes it easier to efficiently provide the right prescription and free the pharmacist to focus on medication instructions


Cleveland Clinic designs facility to house an 80,000-pound magnet

Research facility included an MRI room, a technology and support room, control area, offices and a mock scan room


Ambulatory surgery centers seen as future of healthcare

Service areas once defined as inpatient care are now being integrated into outpatient facilities


Brain-inspired design created to enhance patient experience

Electroencephalogram-inspired architectural fins on the north facade and neuron-inspired shapes on the west facade broadcast the center's mission


Interior design choices can reduce MRI anxiety

Study shows 30 percent of patients undergoing MRIs experience some form of anxiety that is often exacerbated by poor facility conditions, such as lackluster waiting spaces


Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center reflects its namesake

Interior design references Cobb without turning into a 'sports bar'


Hospital flooring options focus on new designs and sustainability

Facility planners want durability, ease of maintenance and upscale look


New cancer center offers holistic approach to patient-centered care

MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper's design combines high-powered efficiency and effectiveness with special touches that meet patients' needs.


Saving money in hospital electrical distribution systems

Address the rising electrical costs of operating a hospital with UPS upgrades and co-generation


Selecting art for labor and delivery rooms

Having a baby is complicated and comes with a lot of emotions. Not all are positive.


Surrey Memorial Hospital's critical care tower 'not a typical' health care facility

British Columbian city wanted to create something that would complement downtown revitalization


Valley View Hospital builds replacement facility, section by section, on original site

Lodgelike Colorado hospital's final building phase includes cancer center, medical offices and administrative services


United Health Services builds first off-campus outpatient facility

UHS opens an integrated outpatient center in a Vestal, N.Y. retail area


Designs for young behavioral healthcare patients reflects evolving attitudes

Today's treatment centers are shedding their institutional look to support more welcoming environments


Hospital vestibule design makes the first impression

Well designed, visitors barely notice them as they walk through, but everybody notices if they're done wrong


2013 Architectural and Interior Design Showcase projects highlighted

Healthcare Design magazine shares jury comments and an image galley


Take a photo tour of Moorings Park continuing care retirement community

The Naples, Fla., 83-acre neighborhood was expanded and renovated


Operational readiness check ensures your new healthcare facility is good to go

After years of planning, design, and construction, usage details are crucial


Children's inpatient units need to balance privacy, safety and community

A patient unit can provides multiple neighborhoods and a "park" for all to engage as a community


Urban cancer centers given view of nature

Natural vistas can alleviate stress, relax blood pressure, and even reduce the need for pain medication


Owensboro Health Regional Hospital started from scratch to improve health care to the regional

Renovating in place would have taken more time and money than starting over, so new 780,000-square-foot hospital was built



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