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At UC San Diego Medical Center, CallisonRTKL designed a teaching facility that offers medical simulation training. It includes several design elements that combat infection control, such rounded corners, stepped ceilings, and encased light fixtures for easier cleaning, as well as solid surfaces with chemically bonded seams to remove gaps and cracks. Photo: Brian Henniker

   

July 01, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor  

Caught off guard by COVID-19, healthcare systems take stock of the capacity and preparedness....

Mobile wayfinding platform helps patients, visitors navigate convoluted health campuses

As soon as visitors step out of their car in the parking garage, the mobile wayfinding platform provides turn-by-turn, Blue Dot navigation through the entire campus. Photos: Gozio Health

   

March 09, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Gozio Health uses a robot to roam hospital campuses to capture data and create detailed maps of...

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A look at milieu based on desired level of activation and socialization.

February 27, 2020 | Angela Mazzi, FAIA, FACHA, EDAC, Associate Principal

It’s time to take a closer look at the collection of therapeutic settings known as milieu.

Max and Debra Ernst Heart Center, Beaumont Hospital, Michigan, Heart failure clinics

Heart failure clinics, like the one that just opened at Beaumont Hospital in Michigan, are helping to reduce fatalities causes by heart disease. Images: HED

   

October 04, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

An example of this building trend recently opened at Beaumont Hospital near Ann Arbor, Mich.

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The Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital, built by Robins & Morton for Navicent Health. The five-story addition to The Medical Center of Macon, Ga., includes a new emergency center, imaging suites, a new pediatric unit, and a new 66-bed NICU and CCU. Photo: Tom Harris

  

August 16, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

These buildings perform functions like a medical practitioner. This and more healthcare sector tr...

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ErinoakKids treatment center, Erin Sauga, courtesy Stantec

For our design for an ErinoakKids treatment center, we needed to include a staircase that incorporated a large landing, since kids with mobility issues require a space to rest. So, we came up with a treehouse concept, which can be seen at the top left of this image. Photo courtesy Stantec

July 15, 2019 | Iva Radikova and Olivera Sipka, Stantec

Standard building requirements don’t have to be boring. Here’s how you can inject whimsical touch...

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Healthcare operations: The good and bad of the ‘visit per room per day’ metric

Image: Pixabay

February 28, 2018 | Zhanting Gao, Advanced Simulation Specialist, HDR

Merely pursuing a high “visit per room per day” metric may drive up other resource needs and, in...

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February 01, 2018 | Terry Doumkos, CBRE FUSION Program

Efficient supply chains enable companies to be more competitive in the marketplace.

Healthcare market year in review for 2017

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January 10, 2018 | Steve Higgs, Senior Managing Director, CBRE

While we have not fully turned the corner on healthcare reform and in particular healthcare payme...

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Don Knabe Wellness Center and Plaza at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, Downey, Calif.

Don Knabe Wellness Center and Plaza at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, Downey, Calif. The integrated team of McCarthy, Taylor Design, and SmithGroupJJR led the 12,000-sf wellness center construction project. Photo courtesy McCarthy 

August 29, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Turner, McCarthy, and Skanska top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s largest healthcare sect...

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King Khalid Medical City, Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

King Khalid Medical City, Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. AECOM is providing a range of services for this $1.2 billion development, including master planning, architecture, interior design, MEP/civil and structural engineering, cost consultancy, and medical equipment planning. Rendering courtesy AECOM

August 29, 2017 | BD+C Staff

WSP, AECOM, and KJWW top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s largest healthcare sector engine...

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Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Pediatric Inpatient Behavioral Health Unit, designed by ZGF Architects

Baptist Health Cancer Institute, designed by ZGF Architects. Photo: Halkin Mason Photography

August 29, 2017 | BD+C Staff

HDR, HKS, and Perkins+Will top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s largest healthcare sector...

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The new East Tennessee Children’s Hospital in Knoxville.

The new East Tennessee Children’s Hospital in Knoxville. A glass-enclosed “light court” with steel replicas of fauna and butterflies provides a colorful distraction for patients and families visiting the hospital. Photo: Denise Retallack

   

August 24, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A recently published report by Shepley Bulfinch presents pediatric healthcare environments as “in...

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August 23, 2017 | David H. Watkins, FAIA, Past Healthcare Leader, EYP Health

Our current political drama has made our healthcare clients view the future of their business env...

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Architects Marcene Kinney and Angela Mazzi share design hacks pinpointing specific aspects of the bu... read more

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May 16, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Pavilion broke ground on May 3.

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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While it’s been building a new 4,500-sf emergency department, Grove Hill (Ala.) Memorial Hospital has continued to offer emergency medical services via MED-1, a mobile hospital unit provided by Carolina HealthCare Systems. The seven-month installation is the longest a MED-1 has been deployed in the field and one of the first where its infrastructure—water, electricity, etc.—has been set up as if the mobile unit were a permanent structure. Photo: Brian Hale courtesy of Robins & Morton.

August 23, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The MED-1 Mobile Hospital Unit serves as a lower-cost solution during construction of new ED.

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Clinical staff at the Mercy Virtual Care Center, Chesterfield, Mo., check in with a remote patient. As of May, the center was serving 80 patients. Photo courtesy of Mercy.

August 23, 2016 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Mercy’s new high-tech medical center equips its medical professionals to deliver care at the beds...

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August 23, 2016 | BD+C Staff

A roll-up emergency department, next-gen telemedicine center, and biophilic cooling pods are amon...

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May 27, 2016 | Paul Oswald, Managing Director, CBRE | ESI

Advanced technology provides insight into the actions necessary to cut costs, but it's the people...

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CannonDesign releases new white paper on advancements in operating room environments

Hybrid operating room. Photo: Pfree2014/Wikimedia Commons

May 19, 2016 | BD+C Editors

"Surgical Suites: Emerging Approaches to Planning and Design" offers solutions for collaboration...

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Improving emergency department design leads to greater hospital efficiency

Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center. Photo: Christopher Lance/Creative Commons.

April 29, 2016 | Curtis Skolnick, CBRE

Efficient ED operations result in shorter wait times, quicker diagnosis and care plans, maximum u...

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Marc Berson, Vice Chairman of RWJ Barnabas Health, addresses the audience at a recent symposium on how healthcare systems can manage excess assets at a time of industry consolidation and higher demand for providing services closer to communities. Image: Rutgers Business|Center for Real Estate

April 24, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

As service providers position themselves closer to their communities, they are looking for ways t...

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Redevelopment plan announced for Chicago’s historic Cook County Hospital

Entrance to the Cook County Hospital in Chicago. Photo: Jeff Dahl/Wikimedia Commons

April 07, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The century-old, Beaux Arts architecture-inspired hospital will transform into a mixed-use develo...

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Image courtesy OUE Skyspace LA

March 03, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The glass slide, part of a $50 million renovation project, will stretch 45 feet along the exterio...

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Christ Hospital's Mt. Auburn, Ohio, campus brings orthopedic and spine care under one roof in a building whose design emphasizes daylighting and wellness. The Building Team on this Center, which opened last fall, included Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (architect, interior designer, SE and CE, enviromental graphics, and LEED consultant), Fosdick & Hilmer (MEP), Champlin Architecture (local architect), THP (local SE), Kleingers (Local CE), Office of James Burnett (landscape), Messer Construction (construction management). Image: @Tom Rossiter/Courtesy SOM

March 01, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The opening coincides with agreements that make this center a preferred provider for several empl...

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Mayo Clinic's breakthrough research lab puts evidence-based design to the test

Model: Centerbrook Architects & Planners

February 05, 2016 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Mayo teams up with Delos to bring hard science to EBD research.

Healing garden doubles as therapy trails

Photos and plans courtesy Copley Wolff Design Group

January 19, 2016 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

A Boston-area hospital takes the healing garden to the next level.

Shepley Bulfinch develops elegant design solution to address behavioral issues in emergency departments

Floor plan: Shepley Bulfinch

January 06, 2016 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

ED scheme allows staff to isolate unruly patients and visitors in a secure area.

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