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Bronson Methodist Hospital recognized for evidence-based design

Saturday, 14 April 2007

An article published today in Chicago-based on-line architecture magazine “New City Skyline” cited Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo, Michigan, as an example of the increasing use of evidence-based design by architects and healthcare professionals.

The article noted Bronson’s place as one of the first “Pebble Projects” of the Center for Health Design, and discussed in detail Bronson’s use of evidence-based design and its positive impacts at the hospital.

http://www.newcityskyline.com/HealthcareAndArchitecture.html

Bronson Methodist Hospital lauded in Business 2.0 Magazine

Sunday, 8 April 2007

Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo, Michigan, was among the innovative hospitals cited for its tranformative quality and use of evidence-based design in its planning, according to the April 2007 issue of Business 2.0 Magazine.

The 750,000 s.f. community hospital, which replaced a previous hospital on the site, creates a healing environment for patients, families, and the community by integrating healthcare services, art, and the natural environment.

It was one of the first “Pebble Project” hospitals, part of an initiative launched by the Center for Health Design in 2000. The project’s mission is to provide examples of healthcare organizations whose facility design has made a difference in the quality of care and ...[more]

Bronson, Dartmouth Hitchcock among Hospital ICONs

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Bronson Methodist Hospital and Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center are among 25 innovative health care facilities included as part of the Hospital ICONs investigative lecture series. The Hospital ICONs case studies, which examine the success and lessons of some of the most groundbreaking work in healthcare design, are the subject of “Iconic Investigations,” a feature in the September 2010 issues of Health Facilities Management.

Bronson Methodist Hospital (Kalamazoo, MI), which opened in 2000, was one of the first Pebble Project facilities, using ...[more]

In memoriam: Garrold E. Baker, AIA (1940-2016)

Friday, 19 February 2016

Garry Baker, AIAWe are saddened to announce the passing of Garry Baker, former Principal, Chief Operating Officer, and member of the Board of Directors of Shepley Bulfinch, on February 18.

Garry was a leader of the firm and our healthcare practice. In a career spanning more than 45 years his major interest was in team management and long-range planning. Garry was known for his long-standing client relationships and his self-proclaimed passion for the “orchestration of the team.”

Garry was a leader, mentor, and a master of bringing people together to successfully execute a shared goal on ...[more]

The Pebble Project ten years on: what next for healthcare design?

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

What does it mean to have worked on one of the first Pebble Project hospitals – before there was a Pebble Project?  It’s a funny dynamic of simultaneously looking forward and back. How can we use innovative design to enhance the quality and cost-effectiveness of healthcare delivery today, in an era of lean operations and healthcare reform? How can research conducted on those innovative projects more than a decade ago inform design today?

When Shepley worked with Bronson Methodist Hospital on its replacement hospital in the mid-1990s, there really wasn’t ...[more]

Impact of design on healthcare employees and work processes

13 December 2007

Center for Health Design Webinar

Jacqueline R F Wahl, Executive Director, Support Svcs, Bronson Methodist Hospital

Love at first sight: The marriage of a community hospital and an academic medical center

21 March 2016

ASHE PDC Summit 2016, San Diego, CA

Jennifer Aliber, AIA, FACHA, Shepley Bulfinch
Stephen Carbery, BE, MBA, Yale New Haven Health System
Mario Vieira, AIA, Shepley Bulfinch

Yale-New Haven Hospital opens bariatric unit

Friday, 5 February 2016


Yale-New Haven Hospital has opened the newest specialized inpatient unit for bariatric surgery patients in southern New England, allowing the hospital’s Bariatric Center to deliver tailored care for patients undergoing life-changing surgery. The dedicated 15-bed unit designed by Shepley Bulfinch is located on the hospital’s Saint Raphael’s Campus and opened with a ribbon-cutting on January 5.

The bariatric unit is an added and important resource to Yale-New Haven’s team of bariatric surgeons. The new private inpatient rooms meet the vision of creating a patient-centered healing environment with specific focus on patient safety. Reinforced handrails in patient rooms, together with threshold-free showers and recessed dispensers for toilet paper and paper ...[more]