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Beatles or Beethoven?

The question of whether or not to incorporate music has come up in almost every healthcare design project, and more often than not, it is dropped because of polarized positions for and against, and no particular understanding of whether there …

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© Mcarrel |

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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Copyright Glenn Nagel |


I like to read, and I particularly enjoy reading about what is happening in the healthcare field both in this country and around the world. I learn and draw inspiration from the creative efforts of others as they tackle the …

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© Anita Patterson Peppers |

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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© Athenar |

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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© Anke Van Wyk |

Follow The Leader

Healthcare executives want to do the right things in order for their organizations to succeed. They are faced with countless decisions every day that must be considered, evaluated, and acted upon. It’s human nature to seek validation by looking at …

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© Tomasz Tulik |

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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Judging Innovation

Healthcare architects like to talk about evidence-based design, and we like to talk about innovation. Sometimes we link the two concepts as mutually supporting, and at other times we contrast them. But are they quantified and judged in the same …

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