Healthcare Development Magazine Articles

How to Develop a Robust Sustainability Strategy for Cost Reduction

How to Develop a Robust Sustainability Strategy for Cost Reduction

Renée-Marie Stephano

Our goal should be to create a simple message around the returns of sustainable

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Free Healthcare Zones - Maximize this Potential

Free Healthcare Zones - Maximize this Potential

Medical Tourism Magazine

All players in the medical tourism industry are searching for ways to attract more

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Sustainable Healthcare Contracting and Expansion Issues

Sustainable Healthcare Contracting and Expansion Issues

Richard Sobelsohn

Sustainable healthcare development works not only for fighting global warming,

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greenCDA ~ A Standard for Sustainable Health Records

greenCDA ~ A Standard for Sustainable Health Records

Liora Alschuler

Health information technology (HIT) manages the information surrounding patient

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Creating a Culture of Sustainability in Healthcare

Creating a Culture of Sustainability in Healthcare

Joan Plisko and Jane Rohde

Culture is an embedded mindset. To change a culture, it must be developed

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Making Change is Hard – an Opportunity for Leadership

Making Change is Hard – an Opportunity for Leadership

Laura Brannen

Recently, the City of Chicago launched a program to help the city prepare for

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Waste Stream Reduction, Recycling and Cost Savings within Healthcare Facilities

Waste Stream Reduction, Recycling and Cost Savings within Healthcare Facilities

Nicole Chardoul, P.E.

Hospitals face growing operational challenges as they balance the delivery of

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Reusables Give Northwestern Memorial Sharp Edge on Safety and Sustainability

Reusables Give Northwestern Memorial Sharp Edge on Safety and Sustainability

Terry Grimmond and Sandra Reiner

Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s (NMH) commitment to sustainability has

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Reprocessing “Single-Use” Medical Devices: A Sustainable Solution

Reprocessing “Single-Use” Medical Devices: A Sustainable Solution

Daniel Vukelich

In today’s market, healthcare providers are struggling to find reliable, low-cost

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Philanthropy for a Profitable International Program: A Case Study at Jackson Health System

Philanthropy for a Profitable International Program: A Case Study at Jackson Health System

Rolando Rodriguez

Hospital international programs are developed for one basic reason: to increase

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Funding Hospital and Healthcare Projects in a Difficult Market

Funding Hospital and Healthcare Projects in a Difficult Market

Renée-Marie Stephano

The costs of healthcare are rising, so how do hospitals, businesses and medical

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Canada’s New Hospital Aimed at Medical Tourists

Canada’s New Hospital Aimed at Medical Tourists

Medical Tourism Magazine

Canada has plans in the works to build a hospital aimed mainly at medical

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Do No Harm When Disposing Old Computer Equipment

Do No Harm When Disposing Old Computer Equipment

Neil Peters-Michaud

During the spring of 2006, residents of Rice Lake, Minnesota noticed computer

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Greening Technology and Medical Equipment: Research for a Greener Future

Greening Technology and Medical Equipment: Research for a Greener Future

Laura Brannen and Christian Lindmark

Greening Technology and Medical Equipment: Research for a Greener Future

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Supporting Sustainability Efforts Globally

Supporting Sustainability Efforts Globally

Renée-Marie Stephano

Each country in the world is struggling with their own initiatives and learning

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Exporting Architectural Services to Haiti: A Case Study

Exporting Architectural Services to Haiti: A Case Study

By Steven Steinberg, AIA, Principal, Ratcliff

Ratcliff, the architecture, interiors and planning firm based in the San Francisco Bay Area, is engaged in a pro-bono effort to bring medical planning and construction to hard hit Haiti.

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Case Studies – Green Roofs on Health Care Facilities

Case Studies – Green Roofs on Health Care Facilities

By Elizabeth Hart

Roofing is a hot topic in the world of hospital design and management – quite literally.

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Hospital Challenges in the Millennium

Hospital Challenges in the Millennium

By Dr. M. Balasubramanian

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Making a Bridge between Holistic Therapists and One Billion People without Healthcare

Making a Bridge between Holistic Therapists and One Billion People without Healthcare

By Natasja Sproat

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Solar Panels-From Homes to Hospitals

Solar Panels-From Homes to Hospitals

By Olivia Goodwin

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Tracking Sustainability: Metrics Critical for Higher Performing Organizations

Tracking Sustainability: Metrics Critical for Higher Performing Organizations

By Jeff Burks

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The Evolution of Waste and Linen Removal in Hospitals: The Dawn of the New Pneumatic Age

The Evolution of Waste and Linen Removal in Hospitals: The Dawn of the New Pneumatic Age

By Harry Pliskin

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Kalispell Regional Medical Center - A Case Study of Energy-Saving Improvements

Kalispell Regional Medical Center - A Case Study of Energy-Saving Improvements

By David Ray

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Energy Conservation in the Department of Defense MHS Replacement Hospital at Ft. Riley

Energy Conservation in the Department of Defense MHS Replacement Hospital at Ft. Riley

By Jennifer R. DuBose, Joshua Crews and Brad A. Schaap

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Healthcare’s Dual Demands Fiscal Responsibility and Quality Care

Healthcare’s Dual Demands Fiscal Responsibility and Quality Care

By Cagri Kanver

Healthcare’s Dual Demands Fiscal Responsibility and Quality Care

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10 Values to Meet the Triple Bottom Line

10 Values to Meet the Triple Bottom Line

By Komal Kotwal

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Ensuring Projects Are Completed On-time and On-Budget

 Ensuring Projects Are Completed On-time and On-Budget

By Henry Korn, Greg Korn and James Gillette

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Healthcare Development Projects Lack Resources and Funding

Healthcare Development Projects Lack Resources and Funding

Renee-Marie Stephano

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Global Opportunities in Green Healthcare & Sustainable Healthcare

Global Opportunities in Green Healthcare & Sustainable Healthcare

Renee-Marie Stephano

The United States has been a leader in Sustainable Healthcare and Green Healthcare.

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Changing and Helping Healthcare in Haiti

Changing and Helping Healthcare in Haiti

Steven Steinberg, AIA, Principal of Healthcare at RATCLIFF

When Dr. Olajire Idowu, a pediatric surgeon at Children’s Hospital of Oakland, California,

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Veterans Hospitals Utilizing Green Globes® for Continual Improvement

Veterans Hospitals Utilizing Green Globes® for Continual Improvement

Jane M. Rohde and Sharene Rekow

As an investment into continual sustainability in VA hospitals,

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Greening Healthcare, a New Opportunity for Engaging Employees

Greening Healthcare, a New Opportunity for Engaging Employees

Tom Badrick

We have all heard about the challenges facing the healthcare world going forward. Labor shortages for doctors,

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Sharp Healthcare Leads the Way in Energy and Resource Management

Sharp Healthcare Leads the Way in Energy and Resource Management

Julie Brown

As the primary healthcare provider in San Diego County, Sharp Healthcare is not only setting

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New Rady Children’s Hospital Acute Care Pavilion Becomes First Critical Care Hospital in California to Blend Both Mandates

New Rady Children’s Hospital Acute Care Pavilion Becomes First Critical Care Hospital in California to Blend Both Mandates

Bonnie Kutch

San Diego County parents with children who require critical care now have available to them a pediatric hospital facility unlike any other in the country

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Creating a Healing Environment for Healthcare’s Sensitive Populations

Creating a Healing Environment for Healthcare’s Sensitive Populations

Rachel Belew and Paul Bates

These three famous words from the Hippocratic Oath are among the most powerful tenets of modern medicine.

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The Community Hospital at Ft. Belvoir Set to Be a Shining Star of Sustainability

The Community Hospital at Ft. Belvoir Set to Be a Shining Star of Sustainability

By Jennifer R. DuBose and Joshua Crews

The Military Health System (MHS) within the Department of Defense is producing large scale hospitals that serve as industry precedents for sustainability.

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Department of Defense Brings their Sustainable Design Commitment to Healthcare Facilities

Department of Defense Brings their Sustainable Design Commitment to Healthcare Facilities

Jennifer R. DuBose and Joshua Crews

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) is an established leader in promoting sustainability in the built environment.

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Pros and Cons of Vegetated Roofing for Hospitals

Pros and Cons of Vegetated Roofing for Hospitals

Elizabeth Hart

Therapeutic gardens have been in use for thousands of years to help restore the health of those suffering from various ailments.

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This Isn't Your Father's Healthcare World

This Isn't Your Father's Healthcare World

Dale A. Anderson

Building designers are faced with a multitude of design trends and functions that change very rapidly

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2011 The Year of Healthcare Development And Sustainability

2011 The Year of Healthcare Development And Sustainability

Renee-Marie Stephano

2010 was a very tough year for healthcare development and sustainability. With the global economic recession being felt around the world,

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Hospital Development and Professional Health Performance

Hospital Development and Professional Health Performance

Tatiana Jaconelli

The industry of medical equipment was founded with the goal of developing efficient products to human health,

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SO YOU WANT TO BE A NURSE

SO YOU WANT TO BE A NURSE

Sharon Zelinko

It’s a great day when the message comes back, “You passed the board exam!” It’s even greater if it says your score is 99 percent and you are the highest in the state.

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LOS ANGELES MEDICAL CENTER CAFETERIA GETS REJUVENATED

LOS ANGELES MEDICAL CENTER CAFETERIA GETS REJUVENATED

Jim Webb

Kaiser Permanente's Los Angeles Medical Center campus, which spans five city blocks along Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood,

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Aspiring to a Healthy Environment for Everyone

Aspiring to a Healthy Environment for Everyone

Peter Doo

Two local healthcare organizations dedicated to serving a vast constituency in the Baltimore area, including indigent and low income communities,

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Controlling Microbial Growth

Controlling Microbial Growth

Kevin Krenzke

This article compares three established technologies used for over 20 years in the healthcare environment,

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Case Study: Parrish Medical Center

Case Study: Parrish Medical Center

Rick Smith

Advanced medical technologies and best-in-class care partners are integral to any healthcare facility’s success;

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Sustainable Commercial Zero Waste System

Sustainable Commercial Zero Waste System

Advanced Foodservice Solutions

Zero waste concepts have become more common now, than ever. Zero waste commercial kitchen’s challenge our everyday thought of what sustainability is and how we achieve it.

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Ayurveda – As It Is Today

Ayurveda – As It Is Today

T. Agarwal

Ayurveda, originated in India, is a holistic healthcare approach that primarily uses medicinal herbs for preparation of medicines and various other therapeutic

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Take All Three!

Take All Three!

James C. Turpen

How do you choose between environmentally friendly construction, economically friendly construction,

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Case Study ~ Save Money, Go Green

Case Study ~ Save Money, Go Green

Ms. Cummings

With healthcare costs on the rise, hospital sustainability is more important than ever. While the term “sustainability” can be interpreted in many ways, we define it as anything of, relating to,

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Holistic Sustainable Design for the Healthcare Building Sector Begins with the Site

Holistic Sustainable Design for the Healthcare Building Sector Begins with the Site

Amy Douma

The healthcare industry may not have initially been on the “cutting edge” of sustainable design.

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Healthcare Development Conference a Huge Success

Healthcare Development Conference a Huge Success

Renee-Marie Stephano

October 14, 2010 West Palm Beach, FL: Developments in the burgeoning field of healthcare development and sustainable healthcare

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The Future of Medical Real Estate

The Future of Medical Real Estate

Gordon Soderlund

As we slowly emerge from what some have called the Great Recession, most forms of medical real estate have weathered the storm in relatively good shape.

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Biopolymer Development: Plastics Derived from Plant Sources Offer New Alternatives in Interior Protection Products

Biopolymer Development: Plastics Derived from Plant Sources Offer New Alternatives in Interior Protection Products

evan bane

For decades, the use of rigid vinyl has been one of the primary material choices for healthcare facilities looking to protect and maintain the walls,

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Sustainable Healthcare Design in the Middle East: Al Mafraq Hospital

Sustainable Healthcare Design in the Middle East: Al Mafraq Hospital

Erik Hokanson

Al Mafraq Hospital is a state-of-the-art healthcare facility that promotes sustainability and wellness as an integral part of the healing environment.

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Integrated Project Delivery Management Practices: A Growing Trend in the Healthcare Industry

Integrated Project Delivery Management Practices: A Growing Trend in the Healthcare Industry

Ed LeBard,

Healthcare developers and facility owners worldwide are leading the Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) movement in the design and

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The Heart of Sustainability: Self-caring as the Keystone of the Experience Strategy

The Heart of Sustainability: Self-caring as the Keystone of the Experience Strategy

Deb Andelt

Patients first” is a frequently heard mantra these days. People working in healthcare are expected to demonstrate compassionate

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This Isn’t Your Father’s Healthcare World

This Isn’t Your Father’s Healthcare World

Mr. Anderson

Building designers are faced with a multitude of design trends and functions that change very rapidly, especially in the world of healthcare facilities.

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Benefits of a Standards Program

Benefits of a Standards Program

Amy L. Huber,

Designing facilities with an aesthetic continuity not only creates a unified appearance, but also a branding identity for the owner

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Evidence-based Design: A Nursing Strategy

Evidence-based Design: A Nursing Strategy

Berkeleigh Combs

Due to the increasing age in the amount of baby boomers, the healthcare construction industry is expanding.

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"Providence Holy Cross Tower Expansion on Track to Receive USGBC LEED Certification"

Bobby Eager

The team of Swinerton Builders, HMC Architects and Stahl Companies is on track to deliver to their client a 136 bed LEED certified bed tower.

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Hospital Design Begins with the Transition

Hospital Design Begins with the Transition

Chris Goggin

A replacement facility by definition is just that. If one expects to execute a flawless transition,

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Quality Enhanced Life Days ~ A New Metric for Hospital Sustainability

Quality Enhanced Life Days ~ A New Metric for Hospital Sustainability

Robert McIlvaineand Tom Tschanz

People do not live their lives to maximize the length. They live to enjoy quality time even at the expense of longevity.

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Creating and Managing Sustainability Programs

Creating and Managing Sustainability Programs

William Borges, MBA

It shouldn't be much of a surprise that leaders at your hospital may be thinking about going green. First, there's all of that au courant media coverage.

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Greening the Lab

Greening the Lab

Tom Badrick

Healthcare as an industry has a significant environmental footprint. In the United States, healthcare accounts for roughly 18 percent of the GDP (Gross Domestic Product) and hospitals spend $6.

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BioPreferred… An Important Ingredient to Sustainable Healthcare Development

BioPreferred… An Important Ingredient to Sustainable Healthcare Development

Tim Ulmer

The argument over the existence of global warming is endless and the division between the opposing opinions is extreme,

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Wellesley Central Place ~ A Green Model for Aging

Wellesley Central Place ~ A Green Model for Aging

Sean Stanwick,

The Wellesley Central Place, a division of the Drs. Paul and John Rekai Centre, is unlike any other long-term care home in Toronto.

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Do You Have a Seat at the Healthcare Development Table?

Do You Have a Seat at the Healthcare Development Table?

Renée-Marie Stephano

I think this picture says a lot. What do you see? The glass half full, or half empty? Some of you see an empty room, I see only lost opportunity.

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Canadian Case Study ~ A Green Research Facility with Toronto Western Hospital

Canadian Case Study ~ A Green Research Facility with Toronto Western Hospital

Priscilla Hsu

With every new building development there is an opportunity to make it better than developments in the past; to make it more cost effective, more efficient and more sustainable.

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Creating a Triple Bottom Line in Your Medical Group for Social, Economic, and Environmental Sustainability

Creating a Triple Bottom Line in Your Medical Group for Social, Economic, and Environmental Sustainability

Michael O’Connell

“First, Do No Harm” is the Hippocratic Oath embraced by physicians. As a core value of health care, this oath serves as a solid foundation for physicians to pursue excellent service, evidence based medicine, and quality outcomes.

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Doing More with Less ~ Methodist West Hospital

Doing More with Less ~ Methodist West Hospital

Gary Van Dyke

“Relaxing” and “approachable” are not usually the first words to describe a hospital, but Methodist West Hospital looks nothing like a hospital.

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Achieving More Sustainable Operation of Hospitals through Ventilation

Achieving More Sustainable Operation of Hospitals through Ventilation

David W. Bearg

The sustainable operation of hospitals and other health care buildings requires as a priority assuring that the HVAC system is working as intended in the areas of ventilation and moisture management performance.

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Can “Wellness Design” Improve Patient Experience Retaining Top Medical Staff?

Can “Wellness Design” Improve Patient Experience Retaining Top Medical Staff?

Christie McKenna

The nature of hospital design is one of constant change and many of these revolutionary modern hospitals in the Asia Pacific have been extensively altered or demolished to make way for new ideas and practices within hospitals.

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Sustainable Design for Healthcare Interiors

Sustainable Design for Healthcare Interiors

Andrée Iffrig

Sustainability may be the holy grail of healthcare design, but many interiors fall well short of green objectives when built conventionally.

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Environmentally Friendly Tips for Hospital Staff

Environmentally Friendly Tips for Hospital Staff

Dr. Alexander Varghese

Here are some ideas as to what you, as a healthcare administrator, doctor, nurse, technician, pharmacist, nutritionist, physiotherapist, cleaner can do in your clinic / hospital, to make it sustainable.

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Sustainable Healthcare and Hospital Development Conference Announced

Sustainable Healthcare and Hospital Development Conference Announced

MaryBeth Luu

The Sustainable Healthcare & Hospital Development Conference is the first international healthcare conference focused on healthcare executives,

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Sustainable food? Great, but at what cost?

Sustainable food?  Great, but at what cost?

John Turenne

Mention a local and sustainable food program to most chefs and food service operators and you might see a glazed look in their eyes.

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Utilizing the Link between Pediatric Healthcare and Artwork

Utilizing the Link between Pediatric Healthcare and Artwork

Stephanie Weber

While in the waiting room at a clinic, hospital, or dental center, children and parents may experience stress, anxiety,

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Use of Glass Artwork in Healthcare Environments

Use of Glass Artwork in Healthcare Environments

BJ Katz

What is important in creating artwork for healthcare institutions? What kinds of glass art work is best in hospitals and why?

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The Sound of Health and Healing

The Sound of Health and Healing

Jesse Ehnert

Of the myriad of issues and concerns involved in the design, construction, and operation of hospitals and healthcare facilities,

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Sustainability, It’s a Trip!

Sustainability, It’s a Trip!

Todd Wilkening

So your organization hasn’t begun its sustainable journey? Improved community health, patient care outcomes,

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Room Service, Food Service – A Quality Solution toward Lean Design

Room Service, Food Service – A Quality Solution toward Lean Design

Gary Conley and Mike Kell

As manufacturers, construction managers, even software companies move toward “cutting the fat” and overall streamlining their respective processes;

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Project Managers for the Future’s Healthcare

Project Managers for the Future’s Healthcare

Sara Luisa Mintrone

Faced with aging populations, rising incidence of chronic pathologies, and shrinking budgets, national healthcare systems

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Pharmaceutical Waste-A New Healthcare Challenge

Pharmaceutical Waste-A New Healthcare Challenge

Tom Badrick

Chemicals in our environment have been a concern for many years. Images of leaking drums, oil spills, and smoke stacks,

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People, Planet, Profit

People, Planet, Profit

Carrie Rich and Seema Wadhwa

Human health and environmental health are deeply and inextricably linked where Human health requires environmental health.

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Leeding Design into the Future of Healthcare

Leeding Design into the Future of Healthcare

Shane Watts

It is hard to believe a program that started just over ten years ago could expand as rapidly as the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and

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Magazine Launched for Sustainable Healthcare and Hospital Development

Magazine Launched for Sustainable Healthcare and Hospital Development

Renee-Marie Stephano

Sustainable Healthcare, Green Healthcare, Healthcare Development and Hospital Development is one of the fastest growing industries

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