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Geospatial Healthcare Planning

Posted by Carl Davis on Mar 22, 2017 at 10:31 AM

Array Architects’ technology division, Array Analytics, an innovative Software as a Service (SaaS) solution provider for the healthcare industry, has partnered with Esri, a global market leader in geographic information systems (GIS), to accelerate product development and significantly expand its market presence. Healthcare systems will find this geospatial solution to be instrumental in their strategic and facility planning efforts.

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Topics: geospatial healthcare planning, Array Analytics, Esri

Preparing for DOH Inspections

Posted by Ron Evitts on Mar 14, 2017 at 12:06 PM

Healthcare projects in New York State involving new construction and renovation typically require application to and inspection by the New York State Department of Health (DOH). From the New York State DOH:

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Topics: deficiencies, department of health inspection, codes, code due diligence

Emergency Department Master Planning

Posted by Katia Lu on Feb 28, 2017 at 4:42 PM

No matter the size, scope or phase of a project, each one can benefit from Array’s process-driven lean design approach; even when the project is a departmental master plan. Thinking about our approach from a master plan perspective, and a limited scope master plan at that, made me realize just how flexible an approach it is. 

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Topics: master planning, case study, ED

Ambulatory Care Trends - New England & Beyond

Posted by Jennifer O'Donnell on Feb 17, 2017 at 6:10 PM

Two months ago, I posted a blog about a roundtable with Boston-area hospital leaders. Two major takeaways were the ambulatory care trends in the industry and the challenges about expanding services. In this blog, I outline the trends, which I believe many regions will draw similar conclusions. 
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Topics: ambulatory care, healthcare, trends

The Path to Architecture Licensure

Posted by Jennifer Matthews on Feb 07, 2017 at 2:26 PM

As an emerging professional in the field of architecture, I find that the most rewarding experiences come from the ability to make a difference in the lives we serve and the future of the architecture profession, students and recent graduates.

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Topics: Licensure, architecture, ARE, AIA, Emerging Professionals, Scholarship

Why Are Standards Not Standardized?

Posted by Alec Higinbotham on Jan 30, 2017 at 11:20 AM

In my professional experience, I've come across numerous office cultures and ways of doing things. I've always wondered how hundreds of hours might be spent developing documentation and procedural standards, only to have a firm "come up short" in terms of adoption.

With this in mind, I've developed a few educated conclusions as to why a lack of adherence typically occurs:

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Topics: quality control, continuous improvement, Standards

Converting a Med/Surg Unit to Suit Behavioral Health Standards

Posted by Jon Sell on Jan 20, 2017 at 3:04 PM

As part of a multi-site Behavioral Health Initiative (BHI) for Mercy Health, Array converted a shuttered med/surg floor at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah, Kentucky. This project was not without the inherent challenges of making a non-behavioral health space compliant, safe and comfortable for patients and staff. What made it rewarding was the cooperative effort of the design team to make this renovated space as ideal a setting as the other BHI endeavors for Mercy (Batavia and Oregon, OH), which included new construction and a larger footprint.

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Topics: patient environment, case study, behavioral design

A Case for Adaptive Reuse in Healthcare

Posted by Adrian Hagerty on Jan 10, 2017 at 10:58 AM

There are a variety of factors informing a healthcare system's decision to expand its outpatient service offering.

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Topics: management series, site selection, adaptive reuse

Four Parts of the Pediatric Inpatient Unit of the Future: Part 1

Posted by Lisa Lipschutz on Dec 28, 2016 at 8:00 AM

There are unique aspects to healthcare design, pediatric design and in particular, the design of world-class academic institutions in urban environments. In the past, I’ve discussed my top 10 list for pediatric waiting room design. Pediatric inpatient units of the future must not only respond to known, documented evidence-based design attributes, but planning considerations and design must be visionary in response to a rapidly changing future.

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Topics: technology, pediatrics, inpatient unit

Taking the Pulse of Healthcare Real Estate Strategies

Posted by Jennifer O'Donnell on Dec 19, 2016 at 7:23 AM

Array recently co-sponsored an event about how healthcare institutions in New England, primarily the Boston Area, are approaching ambulatory care. We invited a cross section of developers, property owners, facility leaders, real estate leaders and designers; all who have a great understanding of this particular market. It was enlightening to hear what stakeholders are facing these days, and a great forum to get challenges out on the table for the participants to work through and tackle together as a team.

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Topics: healthcare reform, outpatient strategy