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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..

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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

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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..

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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..

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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..

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

Knowledge Sharing Among Healthcare Industry Experts: Project Delivery

Posted by Jennifer O'Donnell 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 ...

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

The Purpose Behind an Interiors Standards Program

Posted by Pat Malick on Feb 27, 2015

 

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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.....READ MORE

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

C-Suite Knowledge Sharing Across the Healthcare Design Industry

Posted by Guest Contributor on May 23, 2014

Each year, three hot topics affecting the feasibility, design and operation of Healthcare projects are brought to a broad group representing advisors, architects, administrators and operators. 

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Topics: Healthcare Design, Knowledge Sharing, Deloitte, operational efficiencies, big data, hospital merger, Cost Reduction Strategies

Implementing Continuous Improvement on a Daily Basis at Array

Posted by Jonathan Bykowski on Apr 24, 2014

In an effort to improve communication and efficiency amongst our designers, and to ensure that our team is happy with the work they are doing, a daily “huddle” has been implemented.The design.....READ MORE

Topics: Planning, Architecture, communication, Lean, Healthcare Design, Teamwork, Continuous Improvement