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EBD Journal Club
April 2019 EBD Journal Club
Evidence-Based Design Journal Clubs are one-hour sessions that provide opportunities to interact with authors who recently published EBD papers or articles in peer-reviewed journals such as HERD. Learn as they share ways to put their research into practice. The objective of this systematic review of literature was to critically evaluate peer-reviewed evidence regarding the effectiveness of decentralized nurse stations (DNSs).
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Webinar
April 2019 Webinar
In this webinar, attendees will learn how the University of Virginia Medical Center was able to improve the patient experience and increase individualized patient care by moving its endoscopy department outside of the main hospital campus. 
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Interview
April 2019 Interview
You apply a Human Factors Ergonomics (HFE) approach for Yale New Haven Health System. Can you explain more about your role in this area and how it relates to the design process?
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Issue Brief
April 2019 Issue Brief
A White Paper Supporting the Healthcare at Home Interactive Design Diagrams  
Member Project
April 2019 Member Project
The new Saint Joseph Hospital is a 840,000 SF complete replacement of the existing hospital and presented the unique opportunity to create a new image and identity for one of Denver’s premier healthcare institutions. It features 365 single-occupancy patient rooms that promote patient privacy and family-centered care. An integrated unit supporting all invasive procedure services adds efficiency and functionality for staff while two new hybrid ORs offer expanded services in the specialty cardiology center. This project was completed by the design team of H+L Architecture/Davis – A Joint Venture as the Architect, in association with ZGF Architects, LLP as Design Consultant.
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Interview
April 2019 Interview
How did you become interested in continuous improvement and Lean, and what do those terms really mean?

I’m an architect who has always specialized in healthcare facilities. I was trained to define the problem I was designing for and to find the solution. But I often find that by the time I have the perfect solution, it’s for yesterday’s problem.

Member Project
April 2019 Member Project
TreanorHL designed the new outpatient services center for Ivinson Memorial Hospital in Laramie, Wyoming. Spanning over 30,000 SF, the facility features areas for specialty clinics, a fully remodeled cancer center, imaging department and laboratories, plus an underground parking garage. Connected to the main hospital via two renovated building connectors, this MOB helps to integrate primary care services with multiple specialists, bringing the facility closer to offering one-stop shopping for healthcare customers in Wyoming. 
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Webinar
March 2019 Webinar
This webinar will focus on a case study on the efficient design of one of the largest treatment centers for infectious diseases in the U.S. The University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston’s new six-bed bio-containment critical care unit will serve as a multifunctional patient care space that is equipped to treat patients with the most highly contagious diseases. 
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Webinar
March 2019 Webinar
This webinar will present an overview of the Legacy Emanuel Medical Center garden research project. For this project, The Center for Health Design awarded Legacy Health and Quatrefoil, Inc. its 2018 Evidence-Based Design Touchstone Award at the highest Platinum Level. Attendees will gain an understanding of the impact of an evidence-based design (EBD) process to create a hospital garden to reduce stress in three different user groups, learn the positive effects of a garden on different hospital populations, and see how the garden is used in daily programming to serve all hospital populations.
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Webinar
February 2019 Webinar
The aim of this study was to examine the influence of visibility on teamwork, collaborative communication, and security issues in emergency departments (EDs). This research explored whether with high visibility in EDs, teamwork and collaborative communication can be improved while the security issues will be reduced. Visibility has been regarded as a critical design consideration and can be directly and considerably impacted by ED’s physical design.