Architecture - January 2015

Michigan health system considering cutting-edge short-stay hospital

McLaren Health Care Corp. is planning a $30 million to $50 million, 30-bed facility in Independence Township


Healthcare design must change with ACA reforms

Healthcare reform is bringing requirements for greater operational efficiencies and patient outcomes, according to a blog on the Healthcare Design website


Functional program an opportunity for innovation

The translation of the document can either positively or negatively affect all who experience healthcare spaces, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Making the financial case for 'cool stuff' in healthcare design

It is incumbent upon designers to also convey the potential cost implications and benefits of design solutions, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Staff contributes to design of Saskatchewan health facility

A team of 25 staffers works on design options for the new Cypress Health Region integrated health facility in Leader


Multidisciplinary student design teams to focus on healthcare

New program at the University of Michigan to address a number of crucial healthcare issues, according to a blog on the Healthcare Design website


Green House projects are a new model for long-term care

The Green House atmosphere is homelike and the staff considers the residents to be their bosses


New Joint Commission standards available on website

Standards are posted on its website before they are officially published in the print manual format and online E-dition


Indiana facility opens new surgery pavilion

St. Vincent Anderson Regional opens state-of-the-art surgery facility


New children's psychiatric facility planned in Richmond

New facility will replace 50-year-old hospital


Focusing on resilient design

Designing and building hospitals to withstand disaster


Missouri mental hospital designed to be safer

Fulton state hospital project bringing facility in line with modern mental health care philosophies and practices


Columbus children's hospital plans expansion

Nationwide Children's Hospital to add two new facilities near its downtown campus


Canadian addiction center reflects Catholic tradition

Interior spaces anchor the secular and religious life within Ontario's Southdown Institute, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Rethinking healthcare design to proactively improve care

New design discussions are focusing on 'regenerative space' and 'salutogenic design' to describe environments that promote health, according to a blog on the Healthcare Design website


Texas Children's Hospital plans Ebola treatment center

New eight-bed special isolation unit will cost approximately $16 million


Designing a contingency plan for Ebola

Facility design can support staff best practices when preparing for another possible infectious disease outbreak, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Integrating NICUs into hospitals

Blog on the Healthcare Design website looks at researching and benchmarking the integration of neonatal intensive care units into hospitals



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