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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]

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]

Construction underway at Carle Hospital

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Carle Foundation Hospital has begun construction on its nine-story, 375,350 square-foot patient care tower, which will house the Carle Heart and Vascular Institute.

The $220 million facility will include space for advanced technology, improved facilities for direct patient care, and most importantly, a modern, comfortable environment for patients and their families. The tower will replace beds currently located in buildings constructed in the 1960s and 1970s.

“With advancing technology and changing patient needs, we must be committed to improvements for patients today and for those we will serve in the future,” ...[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]

The first fifteen feet: evaluating priorities where corridor meets patient room

28 October 2009

NEOCON East, Baltimore, Maryland

Jennifer Aliber, AIA ACHA LEED AP

Smilow Cancer Hospital dedicated

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

NEW HAVEN, CT – Smilow Cancer Hospital was dedicated at Yale-New Haven Hospital today, giving southern New England its most comprehensive care facility.

Speakers at the dedication of the 511,000 square foot, 14-story cancer center included Connecticut Governor M. Jodi Rell, Yale-New Haven Hospital president Marna Borgstrom, Yale President Richard Levin, Yale Medical School dean Robert Alpern, and philanthropist Joel Smilow (Yale ’54).

President Borgstrom personally acknowledged the “vision, experience, and diligence of our architects at Shepley Bulfinch” and Turner Construction, and noted that ...[more]

Successful strategies for integrating medical education with clinical work

2 October 2009

Tradeline Academic Medical Centers conference, Boston, MA

Jennifer Aliber
Sara Gardner