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March 2012
Healthcare Building Ideas
Avoiding the Perfect Storm
There are an untold number of large projects that have been cancelled or delayed due to the economic uncertainties of our times; however, this is nothing new. How do you manage the delay to make resurrection possible and do it efficiently?.
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December 2011
Chicago Hospital News
BIM-The Standard for Healthcare Design
Building Information Modeling (BIM) software is a tool used to generate the design of a space, while enabling a high level of coordination of the building elements between users—architects, engineers, and owners. The benefits of utilization are enormous, and Hospital Owners are catching on.
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June 2011
Western Pennsylvania Hospital News & More
This article also appeared in the May 2011 issue of Chicago Hospital News
Nurses Boost Design and Construction Team
Hospital designers are always looking at new approaches to raise the optimal level of care for patients. It is a reflection of looking ahead in healthcare and making positive changes in the facility. With this in mind, a new role for nurses, the Clinical Construction Coordinator (CCC), is proving to be effective in large construction projects.
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October 2010
Building Design+Construction
Maryland replacement hospital expands care, changes name
The $120 million Meritus Regional Medical Center in Hagerstown, Md., replaces the organization's outdated Washington County Regional Hospital, built in 1934. The new 500,000-sf, five-story hospital, designed by Chicago-based Matthei & Colin Associates, has 267 beds, 17 operating rooms with high-resolution video screens, a special care level II nursery, and an emergency room with 53 treatment rooms, two trauma rooms, and two cardiac rooms. A digital imaging system allows physicians to view x-rays from their offices.
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September 2010
Building Design+Construction
Palos Community Hospital plans upgrades, expansion
A laboratory, pharmacy, critical care unit, perioperative services, and 192 new patient beds are part of Palos (Ill.) Community Hospital's 617,500-sf expansion and renovation. The $422 million project was chosen from four master plans drafted by Chicago-based Navigant Consulting and Matthei & Colin Associates. Plans also include relocation of the central energy plant, new emergency and walk-in entrances, and construction of a four-level, 600-car parking structure. Construction began midyear.
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August 2010
Chicago Hospital News
The Pace of Planning: How To Avoid the Road to Nowhere
Developing design strategies is the key for effective planning and outcomes for the healthcare team – hospital executives, architectural designers/planners, and the clinical staff to avoid the road to nowhere.
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June, 2010
Chicago Hospital News
Now is the Time for Planning
There will be a lot of pent up demand once the economy returns to a more positive level. Are you thinking about facility planning and how you will manage it? It's coming. You can use this time wisely by planning your facilities now to better position yourself to capitalize on the healthier economy when it arrives and to seize a strategic advantage.
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Spring Edition 2010
HESNI News & Views
HESNI Members Study a Hospital Master Plan
At recent quarterly meetings, HESNI members have seen and learned about major expansion and improvement projects underway at hospitals in our region. They toured the new "Bed Tower" at Lutheran General Hospital, in Park Ridge, last spring; Sherman Hospital's whole new replacement facility, in Elgin, last August; and then in the fall it was south to Kankakee to Riverside Medical Center, to learn all about their in-house Life Safety Management Program.
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May 6 & 7, 2010
HESNI 5th Annual Conference
Taking the Wind Out of the Perfect Storm
The cost of time and money weighs heavily on teams and construction. These two items impact the overall success of a project and the team-owner, designers, engineers, and construction managers. It is vital to establish roles, responsibilities, and ways of communicating early in the project for effective leadership, to manage the process, and to control the schedule.
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April 14, 2010
How to Manage a Delayed Hospital Construction Project
Topics include: process for planning and design – documentation for future needs; identify decisions to be made when faced with delay of unknown duration; identify issues you will face when resurrecting a delayed project; understand and make informed decisions regarding cost, schedule and program; and what is different about a delayed project and how does one manage it?
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