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March 25, 2009
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Not So Hot
from H&HN Magazine
It’s not shutdown time yet, but a loud warning alarm has sounded on the biggest U.S. hospital building spree in half a century. The surge in expansion and replacement projects that began in earnest in 2000 had, until very recently, been given good odds of steaming on into the next decade. More


Staff Helping Design New Silver Cross Hospital
from Suburban Chicago News
Although the cement for the foundation of the new hospital hasn't dried, hundreds of Silver Cross employees are already busy working on the interior design to ensure every aspect of the new hospital's design enhances the patient's healing process. More

Designing for Health: Maximizing the Impact of Art in Architecture
from Contract Magazine
In evaluating art for the health care environment, evidence-based research demonstrates stress-reducing effects of certain positive distractions; mostly through access to nature. A small number of studies have also found that nature scenes in representational art are preferred by more patients over chaotic, abstract art. More

Delivering Health Care the Retail Way
from H&HN Magazine
A successful ambulatory health care facility must offer more than just a pretty space. Today’s knowledgeable health care consumers demand high-quality providers who offer excellent care and state-of-the-art technology. But in a competitive market, a provider must also recognize that health care consumers value what all consumers value: convenience and customer service. More

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U.S. Firm Design’s Taiwan’s First Proton Therapy Center
from Health Care & Operations News
The National Taiwan University selected Dallas-based HKS Inc. with J.J. Pan and Partners of Taiwan to design the university’s new 1.3 million-square-foot cancer and proton center. More

Designing for Tuberculosis
from The McGill Daily
Imagine, for a moment, that the architecture of a medical building was itself a treatment technology. What would it look like? Throughout the first half of the 20th century, tuberculosis sanatoriums – buildings constructed for the long-term treatment and care of tuberculosis (TB) patients – were just that. More

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Pioneering Hospital Opens in New Orleans
from PR Newswire
After 18 months of keen anticipation, Frank J. DellaCroce, MD, FACS and Scott K. Sullivan, MD, FACS, founders and principal surgeons of the Center for Restorative Breast Surgery in New Orleans, are proud to announce the opening of St. Charles Surgical Hospital, the first and only hospital in the world dedicated to breast reconstruction for women facing breast cancer. More

Hospital Due for a Makeover
from the Herald Tribune
This may be just about the worst of times for the economy in general, but it appears to be the best time for Sarasota Memorial Hospital to push ahead with a long-awaited expansion. The $186 million renovation – the public hospital's biggest construction project in a half-century – will give the Sarasota economy a needed shot in the arm while bringing vital facilities up to modern-day standards. More

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