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Dartmouth-Hitchcock featured in Health Facilities Management

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

ACHA Legacy Project AwardThe ‘enduring success’ of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center is celebrated in “Test of Time”, which appears in the April issue of Health Facilities Management.

The special report details the American College of Healthcare Architects’ inaugural Legacy Project Awards, which were presented to Dartmouth-Hitchcock and to Griffin Hospital last month in recognition of their contribution to the legacy of excellence and innovation within healthcare architecture.

At a time when the rising cost of healthcare draws increasing attention across the country, both projects offer powerful lessons on the value of taking a long view in healthcare ...[more]

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

Optimizing patient safety in bathroom design

Thursday, 27 September 2012

What are the trade-offs when you design a patient bathroom? How do you navigate the balancing act of optimizing patient safety and ADA compliance?

Healthcare principal Jennifer Aliber discusses these in “Safety zone: designing the danger out of patient bathrooms” in the September issue of Health Facilities Management magazine.

The article also features two sidebars: one by Cindy Lee on bathroom design for the visually impaired and one by Ray Gerbi  on infection control.

“Safety Zone,” Health Facilities Management, September 2012

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]

Renovate or replace? Making the billion-dollar decision

Monday, 9 August 2010

In his article in the August issue of Health Facilities Management, Bill Mead discusses the financial, physical, and operational factors to be considered when making decisions regarding the renovation/expansion or replacement of a hospital facility.

By way of example Bill presents the cases of the replacement campus for Sherman Hospital in Elgin, Illinois, and the bed tower expansion for Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

Health Facilities Management article

Shepley Bulfinch ranked third nationally in 2007 hospital construction

Friday, 28 September 2007

Shepley Bulfinch was ranked third among the top architectural firms in the US in terms of the dollar value of new healthcare projects now underway, according to the September 2007 issue of Health Facilities Management.

The five leading states in new hospital construction now underway – Texas, California, Michigan, Indiana, and Illinois – are home to several of the firm’s clients, including the University of Michigan, which opened its new Cardiovascular Center in June, and Sherman Hospital, which is currently the largest geothermal hospital project in the United States.

According to Reed Construction Data, the dollar value of the firm’s projects is $1.055 billion. Overall new hospital and clinic ...[more]

New clinical trials center for Yale New Haven Health System

Friday, 30 September 2016

Clinical Trial Yale New Haven Health Infusion Bay Rendering

Healthcare is often a balancing act, and healthcare design relies on a similar pattern of balance of discipline and nurturing, privacy and community, and staff and patient interaction. During the renovation of the new Phase 1 Clinical Trial Center, a part of Yale New Haven Health System’s Smilow Cancer Hospital, the Shepley Bulfinch team witnessed this first hand, as we focused on the equilibrium between patient experience, logistic requirements, and staff needs central to a clinical cancer ...[more]

The future of facilities: Challenges and opportunities for the next decade

17 March 2016

ACHE 2016 Congress on Healthcare Leadership, Chicago, IL

Jennifer Aliber, AIA, FACHA. Principal, Shepley Bulfinch
Wendy M. Weitzner, FACHE, Vice President, Innova Group