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August 2015 Project Brief
Learn about: the use of best practices research to inform design direction, how feedback from the nursing staff allowed comparisons of traditional vs. new standards, and the ways Advocate Health Care envisions their design process continuing to evolve over time.
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August 2015 Project Brief
Learn about: the ways the hospital and design team involved staff and community resources to gather information, mapping, analysis, and research that informed the official report that drove the project, and an optimal physical setting that became a “Center of Excellence.”  
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August 2015 Project Brief
Learn about: a design that offers a care model across the full continuum of care, the ways the design takes full advantage of interior daylight, outdoor gardens, and courtyards, and homelike features that were added to enhance healing for babies and parents.
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August 2015 Project Brief
Learn about: harnessing the healing power of nature inside and out, the ways the hospital and design team incorporated the patient’s point of view, and the design that achieved a cohesive campus with improved wayfinding and places for respite.
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August 2015 Project Brief
Learn about: design solutions for a new birthing unit, process mapping and mock-ups that enabled scenario tests of the new space, and input from staff, physicians, and families used to inform the project.
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August 2015 Project Brief
Learn about: how one hospital’s emergency room pilot project increased patient satisfaction, the standards developed post-pilot to decrease noise transfer to other areas of the hospital, and why having design changes on paper may not be enough.
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October 2014 Project Brief

Learn about: how St. Mary's Hospital targeted noise reduction goals for their cardiac care unit, about onsite sound measurements that informed material selection, and about design changes that resulted in reduced noise from the highest sources of sound.

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August 2015 Project Brief
Learn about: a mental healthcare center that sought a “non-institutional” healing environment, the design and products employed to normalize treatment settings, and solutions that increased patient privacy, while still meeting safety needs.
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March 2015 Project Brief
Learn about: the interdisciplinary infection control working group created to guide design decisions, the methods used to protect individuals from infection during the construction process, and the design strategies implemented in the new facility to reduce the spread of infections.
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July 2015 Project Brief
Learn about: the application of evidence-based design to serve visually impaired patients, multiple sources of research and input that informed the project, and design changes that created immediate improvements to wayfinding and navigation.