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Strategies for patient-centered sustainable design

8 March 2012

Building Energy ’12 (NE Sustainable Energy Association). Boston, MA

Angela Watson, Shepley Bulfinch
Greg Heiges, Shepley Bulfinch
Laura Notman, Session Chair

Green Building Council Award for Smilow Cancer Hospital

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Creating an environment that promotes healing complements the development and practice of treatments that heal. That was the thinking behind the design of Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven Hospital, which has received an Award of Merit in the Connecticut Green Building Council’s (CTGBC) 2011 Green Building Design Awards. Norman Roth, Yale-New Haven’s Senior Vice President of Administration, accepted the award at the June 21 ceremony in New Haven.

The hospital was designed by Shepley Bulfinch and landscape architects Towers|Golde, and built by Turner Construction.

Eight years in the making, the 516,000 square foot cancer hospital ...[more]

Pursuing LEED and sustainability for Smilow Cancer Hospital

21 July 2010

Nexus - The Green Roundtable, 38 Chauncy St, Boston, MA

Greg Heiges, Associate AIA, Shepley Bulfinch
Michael Gailey, Shepley Bulfinch
Marco DiRenzo, Principal, BR+A

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]

Power of Smilow healing garden celebrated

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

The healing power of the award-winning Hollander Healing Garden of Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven is celebrated in the October 2011 issue of Health Facilities Management. Its recognition as a distinctive design element of note is the latest in the magazine’s monthly “Last Detail” feature.

The 2,500 square foot rooftop garden, located on the 7th floor of the hospital, is an oasis of calm in one of the densest parts of downtown New Haven, Connecticut. It is one of a number of elements in the hospital that draw ...[more]

Smilow Cancer Hospital receives LEED certification

Monday, 26 September 2011

The US Green Building Council has awarded LEED® certification to Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven in recognition of the hospital’s successful sustainable design and construction strategies. The 516,000 square foot hospital is located in downtown New Haven.

When planning for Smilow began in 2002, sustainable strategies, including LEED certification, were not widely considered attainable in healthcare, given their high energy demands and other perceived constraints. The project team rose to the challenge of making Smilow a sustainable trendsetter. New opportunities for LEED points were sought and identified by ...[more]

Architecture showcase highlights innovative hospital

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

What happens when you integrate sophisticated cancer treatment with the healing power of nature and art? Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven Hospital is the subject of a three-page feature in the September 2010 Architecture Showcase in Healthcare Design magazine. The showcase presentation draws particular attention to the role of art in healing and the use of evidence-based design at Smilow.

The hospital, which includes a eighth-floor healing garden (photo, right) among its innovative sustainable design features, is on target for LEED certification.

Yale celebrates cancer hospital’s transformative impact

Friday, 7 May 2010

The impact of Smilow Cancer Hospital is nothing short of transformative, according to both patients and medical staff at Yale-New Haven Hospital in a feature published today. For patients, it has meant care with a personal touch, in a setting geared to their comfort and peace of mind, with a healing garden, patient boutique, and space for complementary therapies. Physicians see great value in offering comprehensive, centralized cancer care in a state-of-the-art facility.

In the article, Physician-in-Chief Dr Thomas Lynch notes that “Smilow Cancer Hospital has transformed our ability to ...[more]