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31st Annual Design Awards

Winning designs reflect two industry trends

Winning designs reflect two industry trends

By Joseph Conn  |  September 02, 2016

The 31st annual Modern Healthcare Design Awards winners this year reflected a pair of trends in U.S. healthcare: its growing international focus and the shift from fee-for-service to value-based reimbursement embodied in the push toward ambulatory care.

Gold Award: Humber River Hospital

Gold Award: Humber River Hospital

By Joseph Conn  |  September 02, 2016

The 656-bed hospital, which opened last fall, was built with its own triple aim: Lean, green and high-tech. Hospital planners used Lean Six Sigma methodologies, including a pre-construction workflow analysis, to identify and create labor-saving design features, such as a layout that significantly...

Bronze Award: Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

Bronze Award: Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

By Joseph Conn  |  September 02, 2016

The Cleveland Clinic's massive medical center in Abu Dhabi, a joint venture with the government of the United Arab Emirates, comprises 101 acres of floor space, roughly two-thirds the size of the Pentagon. But the project's magnitude is one of its strengths.

Senior Friendly Award: Swedish Edmonds Ambulatory Care Center

Senior Friendly Award: Swedish Edmonds Ambulatory Care Center

By Joseph Conn  |  September 02, 2016

Designers of the Swedish Edmonds (Wash.) Ambulatory Care Center harkened back to the history of its city, as well as looked forward to the newest elements of architecture and modern design to create a place so inviting it won this year's award for the most senior-friendly facility.

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