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Reflections on a Conference

I recently attended the Healthcare Design Expo and Conference, held this year in Washington, DC. This annual conference attracts approximately 4,000 architects, engineers, designers, suppliers, and healthcare clients from all around the country, and in addition to the large number …

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Is This Your Challenge?

In recent years, hospitals and medical groups have faced an accelerating pace of change, particularly in their facilities. Sometimes this is because of a merger with another organization, or an expansion into a new area, or the need to renovate …

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Where Will We Land?

Have you ever been to the launch of a hot air balloon? It is really a spectacular sight! The pilot and his crew carefully stretch out the balloon on the ground, and begin to fill it with air with a …

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What Now?

In our lives and in our businesses, we hope to feel confident that we’re moving forward, that we’re on track. But what is at the end of this track? How do we know this is the right one for the …

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Can You Speak A Little Louder?

We’ve all been there. We’re checking in and the setup is so abysmal that the registrar and ten other perfect strangers are all privy to who we are and why we’re here. This seems like a common sense issue, so …

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Going Green?

Is there anyone who disagrees with the goal of “going green”…of being more sustainable in our facility design and construction projects? In an environment where reducing operating expenses is as important as increasing revenue (both go right to the bottom …

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Breaking Creative Block

Whether you are a healthcare executive working your way through the uncertainty of how to run your business in an ever-changing healthcare arena, or an architect attempting to solve complex problems of space and buildings, we all benefit from being …

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An Ear for Design

When we think about design, whether in architecture or in other disciplines, we often speak of a designer “having a good eye.” What may be even more important, is having a good EAR…being a good listener. The Importance of Listening. …

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Community Access

Ellis Medicine is a 438-bed community and teaching healthcare system serving New York’s Capital Region. With four campuses – Ellis Hospital, Ellis Health Center, Bellevue Woman’s Center and Medical Center of Clifton Park – and five additional service locations, Ellis offers an …

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