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April 2013 Webinar
Some estimates project Community Health Centers will need to invest between $10.5 - $13.1 billion in facility construction, renovation and expansions between now and 2015 to keep up with patient demand – what better time to think about how the design of those facilities can improve the patient experience and healthcare outcomes. In this panel discussion, four experts share unique perspectives, strategies and recommendations for healthcare providers considering renovation/remodel or new facility construction. 
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March 2013 Webinar
This webinar explores how to: learn about the role of the FGI Guidelines in project design and development – What they are; who uses them; and why they are an important as a reference in project reviews, learn about the proposed change to the 2014 Guidelines – How your work will be affected and where to find the research/evidence to support “Access to Nature” in your next project, obtain an understanding of the “Environment of Care” concept – Its basis, components, and use in overall project design, and identify the Advocacy role of the Environmental Standards Council, how it supports the work of the Center for Health Design, and how you can participate.
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March 2013 Webinar
This webinar explores how to: become familiar with research that goes beyond the subjective evaluation of color, learn how lighting and color work together to enhance or create disharmony in the healthcare setting, gain confidence in applying color and see “best practice” examples of new projects, and learn about the aging eye and how this can impact safety.
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March 2013 Webinar
Can stress make you sick? Do the place and space around you affect your health? Discuss how the physical environment can affect emotions negatively or positively by triggering the brain’s stress or relaxation responses. This webinar helps healthcare providers judge how and when to apply mind-body therapies in conjunction with classical therapeutic approaches to maintain health, and assists healthcare designers to create spaces that support and facilitate healing. 
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February 2013 Webinar
Today's healthcare system is no longer economically sustainable. As healthcare organizations transform themselves from a Single Aim (improved care) to a Triple Aim, including improved population health, and lower costs, the role of the built environment becomes even more important. As a hospital CEO for 26 years, Blair Sadler helps you to understand the new economics of healthcare and how your work in architecture and design is vital to success. You will learn a simple framework to help you calculate the economic return on investment of any design decision.
Member Project
October 2012 Member Project
The UW Hospital and Clinics Authority is a progressive client, especially in developing state of the art, community based cancer services as well as the latest cancer research and technology. Zimmerman Architectural Studios has completed a Radiotherapy Center, a full service, community based ambulatory care facility, a consolidation of the University Sports Medicine Center and is currently completing a large translational and interdisciplinary research facility for UW.
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October 2012 Member Project
We have seen first hand the remarkable development of the Agnesian HealthCare system since 2001 as we provide on going master planning services, new inpatient and outpatient building designs, remodeling of existing departments and most currently the planning and design of a critical access hospital in Ripon.
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October 2012 Member Project
Natural light permeates the interiors of the acute care hospital in the public areas, patient rooms, operating rooms, PACU and at the ends of the patient corridors. A Gold-Level LEED Certified Healthcare Facility, the hospital is the centerpiece of the 28-acre campus that also includes a medical office building.
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October 2012 Member Project
The 227,128-square-foot hospital is noteworthy because of the considerable number of evidence-based design principles incorporated within one hospital to create a healing, yet efficient environment. The facility is designed to enhance patient care as well as staff/patient efficiencies.
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October 2012 Member Project
Evidence-based design and safety priorities in the patient rooms were a key focus. With the hospital's focus on safety, the primary outcome desired by the client was the reduction of preventable episodes, such as patient falls, post-procedural infections, staff lifting and other occupational injuries, and reduced length of stay for patients.