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Want to be strategic about healthcare delivery? Start with a facility master plan

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

You know you need to update your healthcare facility. You’re not operating as efficiently as you could. You know what’s not working, but in this climate of “doing more with less” how do you take steps that are strategic and sound? If there is one thing that’s constant in health care delivery, it’s change: if you’re going to successfully balance current needs with the demands of an unknown future, you should start with careful facility planning.

Step 1: Know what you have
This means developing a detailed inventory of buildings, including square footages. It’s surprising how many ...[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]

Transforming medical education and healthcare delivery for Africa

Monday, 5 October 2015

View of campus - detailIn the tranquil, majestic landscape of rural northern Rwanda, an ambitious vision is beginning to take shape that promises to transform medical education, research, and treatment in resource-poor settings.

Design is now underway for the first phase of the University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) campus in Butaro, giving form to the vision that Paul Farmer and Partners In Health have advanced for three decades. Building on that experience and leveraging the unique expertise of Rwanda’s health sector, UGHE will train the next generation of global health leaders from ...[more]

Design with a difference: healthcare in Haiti

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Shepley Bulfinch welcomed Partners In Health co-founder Dr. Paul Farmer (“Mountains Beyond Mountains”) to our Boston office today, where he spoke at the unveiling of plans for a new rehabilitation and training center in Haiti.

We partnered with colleagues from Boston’s healthcare and design communities to deliver this pro bono project, joining with Partners in Health, Partners Healthcare, Spaulding Rehabilitation Network, and the Mass Design Group to address the immediate and long-term demand for rehabilitation services in Haiti.

Carole Wedge welcomed 80 guests to this morning’s event. “We got as much as we gave in this process,” she said, pointing to the design response forged by a tight timetable, limited ...[more]

Flexible healthcare design strategies

2 March 2011

Health Facilities Design & Development 2011, San Diego, CA

Jennifer Aliber, AIA, ACHA, Shepley Bulfinch

Interior Design names Shepley to Top 10 Healthcare Giants

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

For the third consecutive year, Interior Design magazine has ranked Shepley Bulfinch 10th nationwide in its survey of the country’s Healthcare Design Giants. The rankings and accompanying articles appear in the November 2010 issue of Interior Design. The ranking is based on 2009 interior design fees for healthcare projects.

The firm’s major healthcare clients in 2009 included Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven Hospital; Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin (Milwaukee, WI); Sherman Hospital (Elgin, IL); Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary (Boston, MA); and Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care ...[more]

Designing for Changing Demographics and Healthcare Delivery Systems

5 November 2006

Healthcare Design '06 - Chicago, IL

Nilay Deshmukh presenting with Sherman Hospital

Jennifer Aliber honored by American College of Healthcare Architects

Monday, 15 December 2014

Jennifer Aliber AIA, FACHAShepley Bulfinch principal Jennifer Aliber, AIA, has been elected to the Council of Fellows of the American College of Healthcare Architects (ACHA). She received the honor in recognition of her leadership in developing and advancing a metrics-based approach to space programming and planning that has elevated the practice of healthcare architecture.

Today, at a time when healthcare costs are under unprecedented scrutiny, her national contributions to the development of accurate space planning metrics are paying off as an essential element in efficient capital project management. She has presented and written widely on ...[more]