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


Supporting well communities by design

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


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


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


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


Building a hospital based on patient safety

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


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


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


Designing entrances for seniors

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


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


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


Connecticut hospital recognized for enduring design

Legacy Project Award honors Griffin Hospital for enduring design excellence


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


$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


Saskatchewan system explores new way of delivering healthcare

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


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


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


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


Marlborough Hospital opens new cancer pavilion

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


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


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


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



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