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 New Dallas hospital set to open on Dec. 6

New Dallas hospital set to open on Dec. 6

By Andis Robeznieks  |  November 18, 2014

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center's $800 million William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital is set to open Dec. 6, sporting a flexible approach to design that provides space for research, education and, of course, patient care while incorporating new technology as well.

Hospital architects find ways to build in safety features

Hospital architects find ways to build in safety features

By Andis Robeznieks  |  November 01, 2014

Designers of new hospitals want to make them look more like luxury hotels. But that can be a challenge as heightened concerns about protecting staff and patients from physical violence force designers to build in more security features.

HealthSouth earnings hurt by expansion costs, and other news

By Beth Kutscher  |  November 01, 2014

HealthSouth Corp., a Birmingham, Ala.-based operator of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, reported a 7.6% decrease in net income in the third quarter as it incurred startup costs associated with new facilities.

Award of Excellence: Chris O'Brien Lifehouse

Award of Excellence: Chris O'Brien Lifehouse

By Andis Robeznieks  |  September 06, 2014

Dr. Chris O'Brien was the founder of the Sydney Head and Neck Cancer Institute. He died in June 2009 from a brain tumor, but not before using his experience to develop a 96-bed integrated cancer-treatment center, where outpatient care, clinical trials, research, education, complementary therapies...

Honorable Mention: Owensboro Health Regional Hospital

Honorable Mention: Owensboro Health Regional Hospital

By Andis Robeznieks  |  September 06, 2014

The nearby Ohio River was used as a pattern and organizing element for the flowing design of the Owensboro (Ky.) Health Regional Hospital, which Design Awards judge James Bicak described as an “iconic experience.”

Citation: Bridgepoint Active Healthcare

Citation: Bridgepoint Active Healthcare

By Andis Robeznieks  |  September 06, 2014

Patients treated at the 10-story Bridgepoint Active Healthcare facility in Toronto typically stay for about three months.

Award of Excellence: Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital

Award of Excellence: Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital

By Andis Robeznieks  |  September 06, 2014

Just after it opened in April 2013, the new Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital was put to the test when 32 survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing received treatment there.

Citation: Nueva Expansión Hospital Observatorio

Citation: Nueva Expansión Hospital Observatorio

By Andis Robeznieks  |  September 06, 2014

Nueva Expansión Hospital Observatorio is an extension of the 200-bed American British Cowdray Hospital and ABC Cancer Center on the organization's Observatorio campus in Mexico City.

Let evidence drive healthcare design

Let evidence drive healthcare design

By Mark Haney  |  August 09, 2014

For more than 50 years, we provided excellent care for our patients at a 34-bed hospital in Paulding County, Ga., 25 miles outside Atlanta, but the facility was not designed for today's technology.

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