Construction and Design - March 2014

Owensboro hospital project wins engineering award

Owensboro Health Regional Hospital in Owensboro, Ky, wins American Council of Engineering Companies 2014 Engineering Excellence Awards competition


Construction forecast sees growth in healthcare

FMI expects the small growth in healthcare construction in 2014 to ramp up in 2015


Sculpture is centerpiece of medical center healing garden

Fifteen-foot-high, 2,000-pound sculpture was created in honor of the 125th anniversary of Immanuel Medical Center


Healthy materials and an aging population driving healthcare design

Healthcare Construction + Operations Q&A looks at trends in interior design


Seattle Children's Hospital project found more with less

Healthcare Design article explores a hospital expansion process that ended up with less square footage for a perfect fit


Massachusetts hospital plans $72 million modernization

Lawrence General Hospital project will include inpatient renovations, a 42,250-square-foot surgical building expansion and renovation and infrastructure upgrades


A ceiling with with a view

Long-Term Living article explores virtual skylights for senior healthcare facilities


Movie theater to be renovated to house health facility

Adena Health System to relocate majority of its rehabilitation services to a vacant Chillicothe theater


Wire mesh panels put a colorful face on children's hospital

University of Florida Health Shands Children's Hospital renovation includes an attention-grabbing new facade


Idaho healthcare system plans $57 million expansion

Kootenai Health will add a three-story addition to its facility to keep up with a growing number of patients


Hospitals bring the outdoors inside for better healing

Patients with a view of nature typically require less pain medication, have fewer complications and heal faster, studies have shown


California healthcare system plans $180 million in upgrades

Projects reflect a stronger emphasis on outpatient care versus inpatient hospitalizations


Design strategist seeing overlap in hotel, spa and healthcare design

Healthcare Design's Take Five series discusses the merging of healthcare with other market sectors


Advanced medical learning technology creates challenges

Aligning the design of a simulation facility with the school's curriculum is a key design objective


Health industry boosts slow Florida real estate market

Southwest Florida’s medical sector is starting to expand as the caution caused by the Affordable Care Act is abating


'Small Hospital, Big Idea' winner gives progress report

Article on Healthcare Design website shares winning project update from Aditazz and M+NLB/Perkins+Will


Healthcare changes are reshaping medical real estate

New York City, like most healthcare real estate markets, is seeing an uptick in ambulatory care centers and hospital mergers


Hospital redesigns ER for increased volume

Healthcare Design article discusses Lehigh Valley Hospital emergency room project


Healthcare providers consolidating practices, shrinking spaces

Affordable Care Act, high real estate prices and greater demands for efficiency are spurring smaller, altered spaces that get patients in and out easier and faster


Florida provider to turn shopping center into 'one-stop shop' for healthcare

Jacksonville company builds in shopping areas with large buildings available for remodeling


Space requirements for healthcare functions have increased

Healthcare Facilities Management article explores how regulations and technologies influence space planning


Tool kit supports designing safe healthcare spaces

Heathcare Design magazine article outlines The Center for Health Design's proactive safety risk assessment


New hospital designed for value-based healthcare

Pennock Health Services' $70 million facility to revamp care delivery to reflect the future


Closed hospitals are repurposed as for-profit 'medical malls'

Developers in New Jersey have purchased abandoned structures and reopened them as private medical complexes that offer many of the services the hospitals once provided


Affordable Care Act expected to change how hospitals are built, used

More clinics, ambulatory units and micro-hospitals are on the horizon, survey suggests


Suite wall construction Q&A

The walls for a suite need to conform to the requirements for corridor walls


San Francisco hospital to get quake-resistant addition

New hospital's design and construction are the subject of a video documentary from


Palomar Medical Center cafeteria accents promote healing environment

Waves were manufactured from .040-inch solid core aluminum and feature a bamboo grain with blue-toned Blendz color overlay


Association executive honored by Healthcare Design magazine

Douglas Erickson is among the founding board members of the Facility Guidelines Institute


Hospital, college partner to build nursing simulation center

4,600-square-foot Elmhurst College Simulation Center at Elmhurst Memorial will feature simulation labs where nursing students can practice


Interior designer honored by Healthcare Design magazine

Carolyn BaRoss has played a key role in projects including Johns Hopkins Hospital and its recently completed the Sheikh Zayed Tower and the Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children's Center


Research-informed decision making key to client service today, new AAH president says

Traditional design services called only part of what architects can offer changing healthcare market


Researcher honored by Healthcare Design magazine

Sheila Bosch led a study that looked at the effects of where patient beds are located within the patient room



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