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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Gunnison Valley Hospital begins outpatient services addition and remodel project

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Gunnison Valley Hospitals plan to expand and revitalize healthcare services in its community is beginning to take shape. Construction of a $5.1 million hospital addition and renovation in Gunnison, Colorado began in early August 2010. The project includes a new 14,000 square foot addition to the hospital, and a 4,500 square foot renovation of existing [...]

Home sweet medical home?

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One of the most discussed concepts to come out of the national healthcare reform legislation of 2010 is the medical home. Conceptually, a medical home is when one patient working with their primary care provider can access the information and referrals required to meet all of their healthcare needs. There has been a lot written [...]

Are Independent Physician Practices Really Dead?

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It seems a new article or editorial is published every week stating that independent physician groups are going the way of the dinosaur. While its true that more medical practices are now owned by hospitals and large health systems than the physicians themselves, is it possible for an independent medical practice to not just survive, [...]

Does healthcare reform = better health?

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The current 1600 page Healthcare Reform document, as a blueprint of the future of health care, focuses its reforming energies on three main areas — insurance, organizations and providers. More importantly, it focuses on reducing the restrictions of access to all three areas; We have written several different posts around healing designs, the ambulatory clinical [...]

Trends to watch: Designing and Building Opportunities for Whole Health

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Space, especially seemingly empty space filled only with potential, matters intimately to Americans, who see every lot as a chance to change things, to build something new (Stilgoe, 1998, p. 176). How does one learn to be creative? How does one develop the ability to produce new ideas, to respond to problems easily and energetically? [...]