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Healthcare Facilities

From hospitals to research facilities, healthcare buildings are essential to the health of the world’s population, as well as medical innovation. Designing these structures requires a delicate balance of technical requirements with the needs of doctors and patients, but when done right, these designs can save lives.
April 11, 2017 | Douglas King, Senior Associate, Stantec

Creating healthier populations through local community health centers.

Healthcare for the Homeless Houston quadrupled its space when it relocated last year into a three-story building that once served as a sailors' union hall. The redesign of this building revolves around the clinical model of the organization. Image: Slyworks Photography/Courtesy Page Southerland Page

April 02, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

For this adaptive reuse of an old union hall, the Building Team made the best of tight quarters. ...

March 31, 2017 | Scott Nolin,  Senior Director of Project Management, CBRE

Understanding the costs specifically related to activation is one of the keys to successfully occ...

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| March 29, 2017 | Powered by Cree

Proper lighting can improve staff productivity, patient healing, and the use of space in healthca...

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March 29, 2017 | David Barista, Editorial Director

With a long road of political and financial uncertainty ahead for the healthcare sector, what doe...

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March 24, 2017 | Joel Worthington & Beth Zacherle

Pediatric experience design must evolve beyond the common mantra of “make it fun” or “make it loo...

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March 03, 2017 | Scott Nolin, Senior Director of Project Management

Successfully developing a complete and well thought out Total Project Budget is perhaps the most...

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A simulation at Grady Health's campus in Atlanta, where nurses, providers, and facility leadership could try out a Ponta overhead beam system under real-life care conditions. A white paper from Georgia Tech concludes that these beam systems are superior to other kinds of overhead boom systems for providing access to patients, gases, and equipment in critical care settings. Image: White paper titled “Comparison of Overhead Utility Systems for Intensive Care Rooms”

February 26, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

It concludes that a ceiling-mounted beam system is best suited to provide critical care settings...

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February 24, 2017 | Marcus Thorne

Higher costs and low occupancy rates have forced healthcare facilities to rethink how healthcare...

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Hospitals of Providence’s 40,000-sf microhospital in the El Paso suburb of Horizon City will serve a market whose population has exploded despite being nearly an hour’s drive from the nearest full-size hospital. Photo: Courtesy The Hospitals of Providence.

February 07, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Microhospitals are acute care facilities that are smaller than the typical acute care hospital. T...

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The 14-story Josie Robertson Surgery Center in New York City, part of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, is situated on land that allowed for only an 11,500-sf floor plate. Vertical construction required new thinking about operations and patient management. ©Chris Cooper, courtesy of Perkins Eastman. 

February 06, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A recent analysis of patient volumes showed that Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center would run...

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February 03, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Hospitals, either individually or in joint ventures, run 37% of U.S. urgent care centers.

Decentralized nurses stations are becoming more common in hospitals looking to improve their patient satisfaction scores. But a University of Kansas research team wonders whether decentralization might be hampering nurses' collaboration. Image: University of Kansas

January 19, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The Institute of Health + Wellness Design at the University of Kansas raised questions after revi...

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Dell Children's Hospital, Austin, Texas. Photo: Andreanna Moya Photography

December 22, 2016 | Lee Williams and Steve Higgs, CBRE Healthcare

As we approach the end of the second decade of LEED, the financial costs and benefits of going gr...

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As UF Health North demonstrates, developer-driven projects can achieve the same high quality healing environments and design aesthetics as provider-driven projects.

December 13, 2016 | James R. Kolb, RA, LEED AP

When entering a new market, the financial risk can be magnified to the point that the investment...

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| December 07, 2016 | nora

Construction delays are common with projects as large as the $354 million Reading Hospital expans...

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November 30, 2016 | CBRE

How hospitals can partner with their doctors to build an ambulatory network.

November 10, 2016 | Dave Powers, Associate, Rider Levett Bucknall

While the benefits of intelligently deployed technology are abundantly clear to both designers an...

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A new facility on the campus of the University of Massachusetts Medical School features two high-powered microscopes that could give scientists new insights into neurological and immunological diseases. Image: Consigli Construction / Bob Umenhofer

November 03, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Design and construction met rigorous requirements for sound, vibration, and temperature controls....

Rendering for the new Afganistan International Organization for Migration.

October 31, 2016 | Michael McManus

The communications challenges don’t even begin to compare to the inherent challenges of designing...

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Ultima® Total Acoustics™ ceiling panels (foreground) absorb noise in the lobby of the Inova Women’s and Children’s Hospital and prevent it from traveling into adjacent spaces. The MetalWorks™ RH200 ceiling panels (background) in a warm, wood-look finish impart a welcoming quality to the space while providing added noise control.
| October 26, 2016 | Armstrong Ceilings

A myriad of acoustical ceiling solutions aid in patient comfort and recuperation.

70-million electron volt cyclotron 

| October 24, 2016 | Viega

The 70 MeV, 140-ton cyclotron was manufactured by Ion Beam Applications (IBA) in Belgium. 

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October 20, 2016 | HDR

Delta offers a close look at specific activities and behaviors that can help healthcare...

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October 06, 2016 | John Beeck, Vanita Negandhi, CBRE Healthcare

There has been a rapid improvement and availability of LED products as primary light sources in m...

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Courtesy of The Lantern

September 28, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The design is not just meant to be aesthetically pleasing, but can also help patients with dement...

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September 16, 2016 | Bruce Knepper, AIA

Discovering new ways design can—and can’t—improve the patient experience.

Image courtesy of CannonDesign and NEUF architect(e)s

September 14, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project will combine three aging hospitals into one complex.

September 06, 2016 | Chicago Faucets

The white paper discusses in detail four options used to mitigate transmission of waterborne bact...

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August 30, 2016 | Daniel Waters, Senior Project Manager

A typical PACE center is comprised of a fully functioning and equipped primary care clinic, adult...

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