Construction and Design - February 2015

Joplin rebuilds after the storm

Replacement hospital build with lessons learned after tornado destroyed St. John's Regional Medical Center


'Risky' ED layout pays off

Wisconsin hospital emergency department features 44 exam rooms designed on a pass-through (or open core) model, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Washington sports medicine, neighborhood clinics reflect athletic, local themes

The pitchers mound and home plate from Sick's Stadium are embedded in the floor on the main hallway


$30 million health campus in the works near Phoenix

West Healthcare is developing this 20-acre Westgate Healthcare Campus in Glendale


Survey shows hospitals focusing on repurposing units

Health Facilities Management magazine and the American Society for Healthcare Engineering of the American Hospital Association surveyed 3,414 hospital and health system executives about trends in hospital construction


North Texas spending billions in hospital building boom

Region is extreme example of national building trend


Designing for the human experience

Understanding the human experience in healthcare planning and design is essential to creating spaces that meet the needs of users, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Interiors that fit an aging population

As seniors age, their mobility, senses and preferences change


London ambulatory care center designed for changing healthcare landscape

The Whittington Health Trust build a new ambulatory care center adjacent to its existing hospital that would expand its same-day treatment capabilities, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Artists brighten children's hospital with murals

The Royal London Children's Hospital recruits artists and designers to decorate the buildings


Keeping hospital physical plants relevant

Healthcare design must look at the future as well as today's needs


Missionary hospital among first in India to generate solar power

Holy Family Hospital in Okhla will be the first non-government building to have a large solar rooftop system


Designing for Millennial caregivers

Many experienced 'helicopter parenting' and may plan to return the favor or apply the same practices to their own children, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


It's time to right-size healthcare projects

A number of factors are converging to increase the probability that a focus on needs instead of wants will be embraced, according to a blog on the Heathcare Design website


Holistic, longitudinal design thinking optimizes healthcare construction value

The initial investment in a facility has a tremendous influence on operational costs over its lifetime


Hospital takes cues from home design

New $300 million hospital tower at Orlando Regional Medical Center created as a home for 245 patients


Health system goes off the grid

Gundersen Health first hospital to offset all fossil fuel use with locally produced, green energy


Changes in interior design education focus

Some interior design schools creating more education options for healthcare specialties


Psychiatric healthcare design challenges

A psychiatric unit is one of the most difficult space types to which one can attempt to apply thoughtful design


Indoor navigation to hit its stride in 2015

Signs suggest that the market for indoor navigation and location-based services has reached its inflection point


Healthcare Design recognizes healthcare design professionals

The third annual HCD 10 winners are announced in an article on the magazine's website


2015 AIA Institute honors Texas urgent care center

Legacy ER & Urgent Care recognized in the healthcare category


Connecticut cancer center focuses on care, ambiance

Resort-like design mirrors a national trend in the way modern healthcare facilities are built


Maryland hospitals making a range of adjustments to healthcare reform

Adjustments to new healthcare realities include large construction projects and robots


Architecture students create isolation unit designs

Texas A&M University professor challenges students to tackle some issues surrounding Ebola outbreak, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Northwest Indiana healthcare construction going strong

Hospital systems continue to invest in infrastructure even as inpatient stays nationwide are on the decline


New Joplin hospital to open four years after tornado

New 875,000-square-foot, $335 million Mercy Joplin is storm-resistant


Evaluating an inpatient-to-outpatient conversion project

An existing-facility assessment to create an success factor rating can help hospital decision-makers in their evaluation, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Winning senior care design projects announced

Environments For Aging Design Showcase recognizes six designs, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website.


New outpatient oncology center takes the form of two 'pebbles'

Healthcare Design website offers photo tour of the Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre, Harrogate District Hospital


Phoenix Children's Hospital to build out medical/surgical floor

The build-out will create 45,000-square-foot, 48-bed medical/surgical unit in existing shell space


Designing efficient critical access hospitals

Because of their tough economic realities, it's crucial that CAHs improve their efficiency, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Army Corps of Engineers upgrades VA, Army medical facilities

Corps involved in expansion and modernization of hospitals and clinics operated by the VA and Army


Abstract art fills lobby of San Antonio hospital

Sky Tower at University Hospital showcases work by artists from throughout the United States and several other countries



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