Construction and Design - October 2014

Take a photo tour of Canadian mental health facility

Southdown Institute was designed as a healing retreat that takes advantage of the tranquility of the surrounding landscape. The building is situated around a central courtyard featuring a stand of mature white pines, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website.


Chris O'Brien Lifehouse is Australia's first comprehensive cancer care facility

In addition to its advanced treatment program, Lifehouse has a modern and open design, which sets a new benchmark for patient comfort


Blighted Los Angeles hospital rebuilt after challenging history

New Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital rebranded with humane and welcoming design


Health center planned for Brooklyn cultural district

The facility won't have physicians'offices or waiting areas. Patients will check in at kiosks and go directly to an exam room, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Cancer center includes 'quiet room'

Comprehensive Care Center within Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C., has a space for contemplation


New emergency department designed with smaller waiting rooms

Providence Hospital's expanded emergency department will register and triage patients in private rooms


Lenox Hill HealthPlex opened in former maritime building

New York health facility takes over ground floor of the 1964 headquarters of the National Maritime Union


Expert on designing for elderly talks about long-term facility innovation

In a Q&A on the Environments for Aging website, Lorraine G. Hiatt talks about new ideas for environments and design


Oklahoma hospital begins to rebuild after tornado

A new $29 million hospital is being constructed to replace a Moore facility destroyed by a tornado


London STD clinic designed to overcome stigma

Facility has a boutique-like, inviting atmosphere defying preconceptions


N.C. continuing care retirement community tackles expansion

Aldersgate CCRC in Charlotte played to its strengths, recognizing land as its greatest asset, according to an article on the Environments for Aging website


Denver's Saint Joseph Hospital includes interventional platform floor

Cardiac cath lab, electrophysiology lab and endoscopy services are located near each other on one floor


Georgia Medical Center keeps grounds green all year

Northwest Georgia Medical Center in Gainsville wins gold award in the landscaping competition, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website.


Healthcare design survey stresses efficiency

Health Facilities Management and the American Society for Healthcare Engineering of the American Hospital Association surveyed healthcare architecture, facilities and construction professionals about trends in healthcare design


Delaware's health facility built on military tank assembly site

One project challenge was reusing a portion of the original assembly plant, according to an article and photo tour on the Healthcare Design website


Long Beach hospital may be partially or completely razed due to Sandy damage

New owner will decide if any part of the hospital is salvageable and develop plans for opening a free-standing emergency department


Competition encourages design innovation for cancer patients

Designers asked to consider frequent, long hospital stays; parental presence and a space appropriate for infants to teenagers, according to Healthcare Design website


Healthcare community focuses on healthy lifestyle

Nevada senior development to offer healthcare services and lifestyle perks


First U.S. hospital built on a community college campus

Holy Cross Germantown Hospital is open on the Montgomery College campus in Germantown, Md.


On-site corporate clinics becoming more common

On-site clinics can help control employee healthcare costs and attract and retain talent, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Healthcare construction at seven-year high in Twin Cities

Activity linked to shift from inpatient to outpatient care


Making the most of a multi-tenant outpatient facility design

The right facility design can be instrumental in healthcare economics


Manhattan medical center tailored for men

Preston Robert Tisch Center For Men's Health created an environment where men would feel comfortable in both sickness and in health, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website.


Winning facility design for men 'strong but vulnerable'

Men's clinic designs' role in preventative care discussed in a blog on the Healthcare Design website


Designing a welcoming waiting room

Today's patients want a waiting room that is inviting and that makes them feel valued


Ohio State University opens cancer emergency department

Department has private negative air flow treatment rooms, in which cancer patients can be placed in isolation to reduce exposure to infectious diseases


Less (space) can be more with emergency department efficiency

While it seems counterintuitive, an ED staff can be more efficient in fewer treatment spaces


New $25 million rehab center planned for Grand Rapids

Spectrum Health's replacement facility designed to have a more homelike setting


Medical recliners can help providers with ACA requirements

Recliners with an 'open design' let fluids slip and fall to the floor. Swing-away arms and removable seats allow easy cleaning access to all chair parts.


Case study: Long-term value for VA healthcare campus

Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Wilkes Barre, Pa., added several patient-focused improvements to campus


Vermont facility designed for privacy

Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington to add 128 single-occupancy rooms


Behavioral health facility wins design award

University of Arizona Medical Center facility has received a citation in Modern Healthcare's 2014 Design Awards


Kaiser Permanente renovation celebrates Oakland location and relationship with city

Take a photo tour of the Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center on the Healthcare Design website


Designing a better patient experience

Healthcare facilities focus on physical spaces to aid healing, satisfaction


Take a photo tour of new Oregon women's health center

Facility in Grants Pass uses natural materials to emphasize both beauty and durability and has a water feature that uses reclaimed roof water in one of the gardens, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website.


Parkland offers lessons in practical design

The massive Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas has a sense of appropriateness instead of excess, according to a blog on the Healthcare Design website by Executive Editor Jennifer Kovacs


Hospital's rebirth in New Orleans

Nine years after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans East Hospital opened on the site of the former Pendleton Methodist Hospital


Lego blocks used to help design Canadian healthcare center

Designers of new $12 million facility in rural Saskatchewan gathered input with the help of Lego


Integrated care can benefit from psychiatric facility design

Providing treatment for both medical and psychiatric illnesses in one location can be beneficial to the patient as long as the space is designed for safety, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Long-term care facilities plugging into electric charging stations

Charging stations for electric cars among facilities' newest amenities, according to an article on the Long-Term Care website


Replacement hospital planned after tornado

Norman Regional Health System will build a $29 million medical facility to replace the Moore Medical Center


Adelante Healthcare CEO talks about the future of community healthcare

Q&A on the Healthcare Design website explores explores industry challenges and plans for the future



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