Monday, 29 February 2016
What trends can pediatric hospitals, staff, and patient families expect to see in NICU design? Family-forward design and strategies for addressing market and functional pressures.
Several of the sessions at the Gravens Conference on neonatal intensive care earlier this month focused on strategies for enhancing the NICU experience for parents and other family members. As a parent of a former NICU baby and now a healthcare architect for a firm with an extensive pediatric hospital portfolio, I found this heartening.
Among the new parent-supportive room types are
- Couplet Care Rooms, which combine the functions ...[more]
Monday, 14 December 2009
Principals Jennifer Aliber and Angela Watson discuss the creation of therapeutic environments in their contribution to the new book, Design for Critical Care: An Evidence-Based Approach by Kirk Hamilton and Mardelle Shepley. Jennifer and Angela discuss the impact of evidence-based design on patient safety and the quality of care in acute-care facilities.
The book was published by Architectural Press, an imprint of Elsevier, in September.
Book listing on Elsevier website
Thursday, 21 July 2016
The Shepley Bulfinch healthcare team and Yale New Haven Health System’s recently celebrated the opening of Park Avenue Medical Center in Trumbull, Connecticut. The 100,000 s.f. facility provides access to quality outpatient care in southwestern Connecticut with a range of hospital and health system services that include ambulatory surgery, cancer treatment, radiology, urgent and primary care, and breast care.
“It was really exciting to see a massive swath of parking lots transform into a unified campus. I think the most successful part of the design actually has nothing to do with the exceptional healthcare design and care provided, those are a given,” said project manager Mike Gailey. “The ‘secret healing garden’ ...[more]
Thursday, 28 January 2016
How do different ambulatory care models deliver care? What are the implications in terms of size, location, and staffing? How are new technologies allowing higher-acuity cases to be treated off site?
Jennifer Aliber, AIA, FACHA, writes about changing approaches to ambulatory patient care in “Ambulatory environments: eight ways hospitals are reaching out to their communities,” which appears in the January 2016 issue of Health Facilities Management magazine. This piece takes forward issues Jennifer addressed in presentations at the 2015 ASHE PDC conference and Healthcare Design ’15.
“Ambulatory environments,” Health Facilities Management, January 2016
Tuesday, 12 June 2012
Detroit celebrated its new home for pediatric specialty care today with blowing bubbles, a youth chorus, and a marching band at the Grand Opening of Children’s Hospital of Michigan Specialty Center on the campus of the Detroit Medical Center (DMC).
The $43 million specialty center represents the first completed structure following Vanguard Health Systems’ acquisition of DMC and marks the first major expansion for the campus in nearly 30 years.
The ceremony included remarks from DMC CEO Michael Duggan; Vanguard Chairman and CEO Charles Martin; and DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan ...[more]
Tuesday, 25 September 2007
Danvers, MA – A ground breaking celebration was held today for the new Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care in this North Shore community outside of Boston.
The 122,000-square-foot outpatient facility and 80,000-square-foot medical office building are a joint project for North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). The center will provide the latest in cardiac diagnostics, suites for minimally invasive surgery, and advanced imaging services, as well as serve as the expanded home of the new MGH–NSMC Cancer Center.
North Shore Medical Center President and CEO Robert G. Norton and MGH President and CEO Peter L. Slavin, MD, spoke at today’s ceremony. More than 150 guests signed ...[more]
Tuesday, 12 May 2015
Shepley Bulfinch, a national leader in pediatric healthcare design, has been selected to design the new clinical care tower for Boston Children’s Hospital. The 11-story, 500,000 square foot building on the Longwood Medical Area campus is the largest in the hospital’s history.
The Clinical Care Tower will address the hospital’s continuing growth in domestic and international patient volume and its delivery of high-level tertiary and quaternary care, adding facility space to improve patient flow and enable operational efficiencies for acute care, critical care, diagnostic, and other ancillary services on the core ...[more]