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Smilow, Sherman hospitals lauded for sustainable features

Monday, 23 August 2010

Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven Hospital and Sherman Hospital are among five healthcare facilities recognized for their environmentally responsive design in “Code Green: Examining the Prognosis for Sustainability in Healthcare,” in the August issue of Eco-Structure magazine.

Sherman Hospital opened its new healthcare campus in Elgin, Illinois, in December. The hospital’s 15-acre geothermal lake, which is expected to save the hospital more than $1 million annually over conventional heating and cooling costs, was a creative response that began with the need to manage storm water runoff for the 15-acre site and ...[more]

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]

Shepley Bulfinch Completes 100,000 SF Outpatient Center for Yale New Haven Health

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

infusion Bays  Garden Facade of the Park Avenue Medical Center private outdoor spaces receive infusion in a natural outdoor environment Robert Benson Photography
Park Avenue Medical Center offers private infusion suites overlooking healing garden with waterfall

BOSTON – October 11, 2016 - Shepley Bulfinch, a national architecture firm known for design excellence and innovation with offices in Boston, Houston and Phoenix, announced the completion of the 100,000 SF Park Avenue Medical Center located in Trumbull, Conn.

Part of Yale New Haven Health, Park Avenue Medical Center provides a new level of access to quality outpatient care, with a range ...[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]

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]

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

‘Plan smart’ when integrating medical technologies

Thursday, 13 January 2011

In healthcare today, providing better care for patients increasingly means integrating complex technologies. As a healthcare leader planning a new or expanded facility, how can you construct and navigate a planning and decision-making process with such significant long-term implications? Start by asking the right questions.

To determine the required physical plant space for these innovative facilities, first define your current needs.

- What would you like to gain or learn when using this type of equipment?
- Do you want to introduce more than two modalities within a space?
- How important will it be to plan for future upgrades?

Answers to these questions will have a significant impact on structural, mechanical, and ...[more]

Three Shepley finalists for “20 Most Beautiful Hospitals”

Thursday, 20 May 2010

Three Shepley Bulfinch-designed hospitals have been named finalists for Soliant Health’s 2010 “Top 20 Most Beautiful Hospitals.” Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Connecticut (photo, right); Sherman Hospital, Elgin, Illinois; and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH.

Smilow Cancer Hospital, which saw its first patients in October, creates an oasis of healing in the heart of urban New Haven. Sherman Hospital, which opened on its new campus in December, features a 15-acre lake that offers water views to patients and staff while housing a sophisticated geothermal net that is a cental part ...[more]