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Transforming Healthcare: Coquille Valley Hospital

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Obamacare has already begun to make big changes to the way that insurers and hospitals do business. Now it is changing how medical schools train doctors. As Modern Healthcare reports, medical colleges are expanding programs to teach doctors how to coordinate care with other health care workers, focus on patients’ comprehensive, long-term care, and encourage [...]

Transforming Healthcare through Design

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The importance of good design to good health cannot be overstated. The designed environment and the products that populate it affect every part of life. Ergonomic interactions between our musculature and space or the chemical compositions of the air we breathe are just the beginning. Design also has a primary role in how information is [...]

Pediatric Associates of the Northwest: A Clients Tale of Fun and Health at Work

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In our interviews with the project team responsible for the design-build of Pediatric Associates of the Northwest (PANW), we were lucky enough to speak with Liz McElhinney, PANW Director of Operations. Liz was gracious enough to share her experience with the project and the kinds of fun and healthy practices it has provided for her [...]

Join the Conversation! Where has healthcare design been and where is it going? #RethinkArch

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We are thrilled to announce that Todd Hutlock, Editor-in-Chief of Healthcare Design Magazine, will be joining us to co-host our #RethinkArch chat! Join Todd and The Neenan Company to discuss where we were at with healthcare design ten years ago, where we’re at now, and where we’re going. We’ll be looking at hospital design trends [...]

Holla for Rolla: Lean Healthcare Makes Some Noise

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In 2009, the St. Johns Clinic in Rolla, MO launched their new state of the art facility designed and built by The Neenan Company. The goal of the building was to take full advantage of the rapid advancement in medical management technology including fully integrated electronic health records. The facility would be designed with Lean [...]

Breakthroughs in Battle Ground: Announcing the newest Vancouver Clinic

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When The Vancouver Clinic set out to replace their multi-specialty clinic location in Battle Ground, Washington with a new, state-of-the-art facility, they had three major requirements for a successful project. First, they wanted to provide a welcoming, healing environment for their patients in that growing community. The building also needed to maintain the physical brand [...]

Rural Hospital Replacement: What Happens?

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In 1946, the Hill-Burton Act proclaimed that there should be a hospital for every thousand people and created funding mechanisms to promote this vision. Subsequently, throughout the 1950s, medical facilities in rural areas blossomed. Inevitably, buildings wear out with time. Add in massive changes in healthcare delivery needs today from 60 years ago, and its [...]

Design Vitality in Fitness and Sickness

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Design affects so many things related to health. If the material your shower is made from is something slippery, you might fall. Car-centric urban planning significantly impacts vehicle emissions and results in poor air quality. Architecture that pushes us to use the elevator rather than the stairs, may remove opportunities for desired exercise breaks at [...]

Design Rx: Beauty, Stimulation, Interaction

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Does your daily space make you healthy or sick? This is a question more and more people are beginning to ask. Characteristics like beauty or excitement can provoke body movement through buildings or neighborhoods that add up to real differences in our body weight and physical well-being. Good design can also create emotional satisfaction and [...]

Tri Valley Health System Opens New Hospital Addition in Cambridge, Nebraska

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Tri Valley Health System is settling into the new and improved Cambridge Memorial Hospital, which opened this October in Cambridge, Nebraska. The new, 53,000 square foot state-of-the-art hospital addition links to the former hospital facility and existing nursing home that has been serving the community since 1952. Updating the hospital with a focus on patient [...]