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Evaluating different models of ambulatory care

Thursday, 28 January 2016

Aliber_150x150_72dpiHow 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

Ambulatory everything: from the Hospital ICONs Program

15 November 2015

Healthcare Design '15, Washington DC

Jennifer Aliber, AIA, FACHA, LEED AP, Principal, Shepley Bulfinch
Donald McKahan, AIA, FACHA, Principal, McKahan Planning Group
Frank Zilm, FAIA, FACHA, President, Frank Zilm Associates

Ambulatory care strategies and design implications

18 March 2015

ASHE PDC Summit, San Antonio, TX

Jennifer Aliber, AIA, FACHA, Shepley Bulfinch
Phil DeBruzzi, FACHE, Blue Cottage Consulting

Ground broken for new ambulatory care center north of Boston

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]

New biomedical sciences center dedicated in Houston

Monday, 11 February 2013

Healt & Biomedical Sciences BldgThe University of Houston celebrated its broadening impact in health care research and care with the dedication of the Health and Biomedical Sciences Building on February 5.

Speaking at the ceremony, University of Houston president and chancellor Renu Khator noted the center’s role in advancing research and education for the University of Houston, a Carnegie Foundation Tier One Research Institution.

The facility, which houses teaching, research, and clinical facilities, includes the home of the Texas Institute for Measurement Evaluation and Statistics and the Molly and Doug Barnes Vision Institute, which ...[more]

New outpatient center for Bridgeport Hospital

Friday, 1 June 2012

Design is now underway for Bridgeport Hospital’s Park Avenue Campus Outpatient Center in Trumbull, which will provide a new level of access to quality outpatient care in southwestern Connecticut.

The center’s range of services will include a comprehensive cancer center, including medical oncology and radiation services and a breast care center, ambulatory surgery, gastroenterology services, full service radiology, a Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital Specialty Center, rehabilitation, and other physician offices. The new facility will create a welcoming, accessible outpatient care campus, joining two existing buildings that house radiation oncology and medical offices, in a park-like suburban setting.

The garden-level cancer center emphasizes patient privacy and healing, with a dedicated entrance and parking ...[more]

Design begins for Houston biomedical science center

Friday, 19 March 2010

Shepley Bulfinch has begun schematic design for the new Health and Biomedical Science Center for the University of Houston’s College of Optometry.

The 167,600 s.f. state-of-the-art research and patient eye care center will include an ambulatory surgical center, laser center, specialized research labs, offices, seminar spaces, a new conference facility, and classrooms. It will be located adjacent to the J. Davis Armistead Building on the southern end of the University’s main campus. Housing an integrated clinical, teaching, and research program, the new building will dovetail into the existing facility in the Armistead ...[more]

Mass General/North Shore receives AGC merit award

Monday, 5 October 2009

BOSTON, MA – The Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care was recognized with a Merit Award last night at the 2009 Build New England Awards by AGC of Massachusetts, the Association of Commercial and Institutional Builders. Principal Angela Watson represented the firm at the ceremony.

Shepley Bulfinch and general contractor Walsh Brothers were cited for “the very best in collaboration” on an ambitious project constrained by a tight schedule and budget.

The ambulatory care facility, which also houses the North Shore Cancer Center, is located just off Route 128 in Danvers. The 122,000 square foot facility opened in May 2009.