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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 aspects of planning and design be at the forefront of every endeavor. In this blog, I will focus on Safety & Infection Control […]

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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 […]

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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; centralized or decentralized nursing strategies; same-handed configuration; toilet room location and size; and support space location.

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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. Today’s clinical modalities can be frightening. The institutional hospital environment can be intimidating to both young patients and their families. The pediatric patient’s needs and perceptions, as they relate […]

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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 environment influence one’s health, healthcare entities have a significant role in the management of their communities’ health. Investing in health and wellness can save money in the long […]

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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 is to “address the healthcare needs of female veterans and ensure that timely, equitable, high-quality, comprehensive healthcare services are provided in a sensitive and safe environment at […]

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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 women’s projects over the course of my 30-year career. 

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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 name mean?

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