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An Unacceptable Risk

Modern medical science has taken on numerous diseases and health risks in the last century, from polio to smoking to HIV/AIDS, and we in the U.S. typically assume that no problem is too great if we apply ourselves to it …

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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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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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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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Person-Centered Care

The terms Patient-Centered Care and Person-Centered Care have been used a great deal in recent years to describe a fundamental shift away from care based on the needs of the provider. I’ve seen many definitions of these terms along the …

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Sick as a dog?

Where do you go when you just feel terrible? It’s often difficult to get an appointment to see the primary care provider (or maybe you don’t even have a PCP), so the next thought is a trip to the Emergency Room. …

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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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