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Lisa Lipschutz

I am a principal at Array Architects approaching 30 years with an exclusive healthcare design focus. I earned both my bachelor and master degrees in Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania.
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Four Parts of the Pediatric Inpatient Unit of the Future: Part 2

Posted by Lisa Lipschutz on Apr 19, 2017

As mentioned in Part I of my Pediatric Patient Room of the Future blog, the patient and their families, as well as the potential of rapidly-changing technology, dictates that flexibility in all.....READ MORE

Topics: Pediatrics, Healing Environment, inpatient

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

Posted by Lisa Lipschutz on Dec 28, 2016

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...

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Topics: technology, Pediatrics, inpatient

The Optimal Nursing Unit Size and Configuration

Posted by Lisa Lipschutz on Sep 02, 2016

There are many factors to consider when evaluating medical/surgical (med/surg) nursing unit size and configuration, including the number of beds per unit; staffing levels; patient acuity levels;..

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Topics: patient experience, Nursing Unit

Top 10 Considerations for Designing a Pediatric Waiting Room

Posted by Lisa Lipschutz on Nov 18, 2015

Featured in FacilityCare, October 2015

The design of pediatric healthcare facilities presents a myriad of design considerations and opportunities beyond those addressed in the adult realm...

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Topics: Pediatrics, Design Approach, waiting rooms

Ambulatory Care Centers - Digestive Health

Posted by Lisa Lipschutz on Jun 23, 2015

A result of reform, research and technology, the healthcare industry is rapidly changing, with the common goal to improve population health. While individual choices, corporate behavior and...

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Topics: communication, Ambulatory Care, Pediatrics, Patient Environment, Population Health Management

Healthcare for Women Veterans - an Emerging Market

Posted by Lisa Lipschutz on Jun 17, 2014

The Veterans Administration (VA) has recognized the importance of providing female-specific services and has embarked on a national initiative to invest in VA Women’s Health Services. Their.....READ MORE

Topics: Ambulatory Care, Healthcare Design, Continuous Improvement, womens healthcare

The Emphasis on Women’s Health in Today’s World

Posted by Lisa Lipschutz on Feb 18, 2014

Women’s health matters and the facilities that support the delivery of women’s services impact the care and results. I have a passion for women’s health having worked on the majority of Array’s.....READ MORE

Topics: Pediatrics, Healthcare Design, Continuous Improvement, Healthcare, Advisory Services, Healing Environment, womens healthcare

Deciphering Designers’ “Alphabet Soup”

Posted by Lisa Lipschutz on Jan 29, 2014

Published by Facility Care, November 14, 2013

We all know what MD and PhD stand for after someone’s name. Have you ever wondered what the initials behind your architect’s or interior designer’s..

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Topics: Licensure, Architecture, Interior Design, Continuous Improvement

Creating a "Roadmap" for Facility Upgrades

Posted by Lisa Lipschutz on May 21, 2013

I am proud to have spent my career focused on healthcare architecture. Not only does the specialty move me as a planner and designer; it has great relevance in the world today

You can’t read a.....READ MORE

Topics: Architecture, Facility Planning, Healthcare Design, Interior Design, Master Planning, roadmap, Continuous Improvement

Differences Between SNFs and LTACHs

Posted by Lisa Lipschutz on Jun 14, 2012

While sharing a common mission to provide a safe, nurturing long-term care environment for their residents, Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF) and Long Term Acute Care Hospitals (LTACH) function.....READ MORE

Topics: LTAC, Architecture, Specialty Architecture, Healthcare Design, renovation, hospitals, SNF, Architects, Continuous Improvement, Healthcare, Advisory Services

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