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A 60,000-square-foot wing for the Casey Eye Institute is under construction at the Oregon Health & Science University in Portland.
Hospital projects in rural areas
face extra obstacles
After four bond votes and numerous design revisions, Lake Chelan will finally get a new hospital. Its tortuous path from conception to construction wasn’t unusual.
By JAMEY BARLET
Here’s what’s in store
for health care in the Northwest
Complex patient needs are pushing health care systems to update infrastructure, replace aging facilities, and construct new clinics, outpatient centers and hospital wings.
By JOHN WILLIAMSON and MARK HOWELL
Skanska USA Building
A look inside the Cure Factory,
Seattle Children’s new cell therapy lab
The 12th-floor facility, located inside the new Building Cure downtown research tower, was built under a stringent process that keeps spaces free from contaminates.
By CORIANN PRESSER
Lease Crutcher Lewis
How welcoming design can improve outcomes for patients — and staff
In behavioral health settings, more therapeutic environments have been linked with reduced aggression in patients. Staff also benefit.
By KARI THORSEN
CHP systems: a powerful energy-saving tool for hospitals
When health care facilities generate their own heat and power on site, they can achieve much greater energy efficiency than with a traditional grid-and-boiler system.
By RON FUES and NICK EDNEY
Hospitals giving way to other care options as providers look to cut costs
More patients are getting routine care through networks of retail clinics, urgent care centers, and ambulatory surgery and specialty facilities.
By BRYAN MAGGIO
M.A. Mortenson Co.
Integrated project delivery offers risks and rewards for team members
Degenkolb Engineers shares a few lessons learned after 10 years of working on IPD teams.
By KENDA SALISBURY and JAY LOVE
Health care could look a lot different in 2040, so get ready
Whatever happens, clients will still need help making informed decisions on how to best invest in their facilities.
By BRAD HINTHORNE and MARIE HENSON
Perkins and Will
Building out this new hybrid OR was no simple operation
The highly technical surgical suite at Harborview is one of only a handful of such facilities nationwide.
By TODD PARKE
PCS Structural Solutions
Good design takes some stress out of visiting the hospital
Attention to details such as thoughtful wayfinding helps people feel more comfortable and connected to their environment.
By MARILEE HANKS
UW’s new health sciences building will be a hub for 21st-century care
Its spaces have been designed to spark innovation, creativity and collaboration.
By RUTH BALEIKO, CHRIS HELLSTERN AND ELIZABETH MOGGIO
The Miller Hull Partnership
Fire dampers: one more way hospitals can save lives
The International Building and Fire Code requires damper inspections, but crews need a plan to work around staff and patients, and minimize disruptions.
By JAY DANNER
Health Care 2020 team
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