Strategic Considerations for Mechanical Equipment Rooms

Posted by Guest Contributor on Jan 19, 2016

While reflecting on factors that made recent projects successful, one area of importance came to mind: the Mechanical Equipment Room (MER). Many architects may not consider this an area of...


Topics: Healthcare Design, mechanical equipment rooms, MER

Hospital Design for Future Flexibility

Posted by Guest Contributor on Dec 30, 2015

While at my previous firm, one of our clients acquired an industrial building next to their hospital with the intention of converting it to a 300-bed inpatient hospital. The building had a large..


Topics: Healthcare Design, future flexibility

Accommodating Community & Hospital Needs System-Wide, Part 2

Posted by Guest Contributor on Nov 04, 2015

Large healthcare organizations that are actively merging with and/or acquiring facilities, as well as building new ground-up facilities for better healthcare offerings, need to consider overall..


Topics: Facility Planning, Healthcare Design, Master Planning, Adaptability, Design Approach

Mannington Reveals Philadelphia Design Local Carpet Line

Posted by Nicole Wood on Oct 06, 2015

I blogged previously on the inspirational experience that I had with my design cohorts as we explored our city and absorbed design cues during Mannington's Design Local event in Philadelphia



Topics: Design Local, Healthcare Design

Accommodating Community & Hospital Needs System-Wide, Part 1

Posted by Guest Contributor on Sep 10, 2015

As healthcare systems continue to expand and evolve, a new challenge has emerged. Facilities, whether newly built or newly acquired, are bringing additional resources into the system. These new..


Topics: Facility Planning, Healthcare Design, Master Planning, Adaptability

How Design Process Influences a Healthcare Facility’s Life Cycle Costs

Posted by Guest Contributor on Aug 10, 2015

In a previous lifetime, I worked for a large architecture firm that provided rollout retail work. While I cannot say that I particularly enjoyed this type of work very much, I did learn a lesson..


Topics: Healthcare Design, Operations Improvement, Design Approach

Optimize Functionality, Reduce Cost Using a Mock-Up Room

Posted by Guest Contributor on Jul 14, 2015

Healthcare architecture tends to create repetitive spaces, so it is important to get them right. Whether it is 40 prep/recovery spaces, a greenfield hospital with 700 new patient rooms, or a..


Topics: Healthcare Design, mock-ups, Cost Reduction Strategies

Knowledge Sharing Among Healthcare Industry Experts: Project Delivery

Posted by Guest Contributor on Jun 04, 2015

Featured in BloovanConnect and Medical Construction + Design in September 2015.

In April 2015, our group of healthcare facility leaders reconvened having previously met in December 2014 and February...


Topics: Healthcare Design, Deloitte, Integrated Project Design/Delivery (IPD)

The Purpose Behind an Interiors Standards Program

Posted by Pat Malick on Feb 27, 2015


Topics: Facility Planning, Healthcare Design

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 Mission.....READ MORE

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

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