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Insights & Solutions

    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.

    Interview
    April 2019 Interview

    Learn about: how incorporating continuous improvement in the design process can benefit healthcare organizations, which Lean elements can serve as a framework for designers to approach a project, why design should be adaptive over time to accommodate changing needs, and how the evidence-based design process and Lean elements can complement each other.

    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. 

    EDAC Advocate Firm Project
    February 2019 EDAC Advocate Firm Project

    The transitional design is intended to set the tone for Wellness Point, a new mixed-use district focused on healthcare, retail, and residential uses that will eventually become the city’s southern gateway. By incorporating an urgent care model into the traditional ER setting and including Florida Hospital's Lean Track model, the facility's goal was the improvement of wait times, allowing patients to be seen at the appropriate level of care based on acuity.

    EDAC Advocate Firm Project
    February 2019 EDAC Advocate Firm Project

    The aim of THR and UT Southwestern Frisco Campus’ Health Facilitator was to show how a facility embedded within a community can encourage wellness, preventative care, and proactive behavior for the surrounding population instead of the typical reactive model of seeking care after illness or injury occurs. Thoughtful design strategies and incorporation of mixed-use spaces intend to change the view of the facility from a hospital or institution to one that is more integrated into the community.

    Executive Summary
    February 2019 Executive Summary
    Understanding Injury in Behavioral and Mental Health Settings

     

    Based on a 2016 survey by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) found that 18% of adults in the U.S. had a mental illness in the previous year

    Webinar
    December 2018 Webinar

    This webinar explores the impacts architects, planners and interior designers can have on the behavioral health epidemic.  While, as designers, we have little control over funding and other socio-economic factors that contribute to the crisis, but what we do have is the ability to increase efficiency for the caregivers with our designs and the ability to positively enhance the patients experience.  

    Webinar
    November 2018 Webinar

    This webinar explores: Dr. Robert Zarr, a DC Pediatrician and founder of Park Rx America will discuss how sterile work environments in clinics and hospitals are contributing to doctor burnout and elevated levels of stress and anxiety among patients.  Jack Sullivan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture at the University of Maryland.  Professor Sullivan’s recent research focuses on the healing potential of nature in the city.  

    Interview
    October 2018 Interview

    Learn about how the need for behavioral health furniture to encompass not only safety, but also comfort and beauty, why there is no “one-size-fits-all” solution to behavioral health design, and how lessons learned from the hospitality field can inform designers working on behavioral health projects.

    Webinar
    October 2018 Webinar

    This webinar explores how out of a vision from renowned child psychiatrist and human geneticist Dr. Matthew State, the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Child, Teen & Family Center and Department of Psychiatry Building will be the first-ever UCSF facility for both pediatric and adult psychiatric patients and one of the first facilities in the U.S. to integrate the neurosciences with traditional psychiatry for child, adolescent and adult patient populations.