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  • Why Are Standards Not Standardized?

    In my professional experience, I've come across numerous office cultures and ways of doing things. I've always wondered how hundreds of hours might be spent developing documentation and procedural standards, only to have a firm "come up short" in terms of adoption. With this in mind, I've developed a few educated conclusions as to why a lack of adherence typically occurs:

  • Converting a Med/Surg Unit to Suit Behavioral Health Standards

    As part of a multi-site Behavioral Health Initiative (BHI) for Mercy Health, Array converted a shuttered med/surg floor at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah, Kentucky. This project was not without the inherent challenges of making a non-behavioral health space compliant, safe and comfortable for patients and staff. What made it rewarding was the cooperative effort of the design team to make ...

  • A Case for Adaptive Reuse in Healthcare

    There are a variety of factors informing a healthcare system's decision to expand its outpatient service offering.

  • Four Parts of the Pediatric Inpatient Unit of the Future: Part 1

    There are unique aspects to healthcare design, pediatric design and in particular, the design of world-class academic institutions in urban environments. In the past, I’ve discussed my top 10 list for pediatric waiting room design. Pediatric inpatient units of the future must not only respond to known, documented evidence-based design attributes, but planning considerations and design ...

  • Taking the Pulse of Healthcare Real Estate Strategies

    Array recently co-sponsored an event about how healthcare institutions in New England, primarily the Boston Area, are approaching ambulatory care. We invited a cross section of developers, property owners, facility leaders, real estate leaders and designers; all who have a great understanding of this particular market. It was enlightening to hear what stakeholders are facing these days...

  • A Growing Need for Critical Access Hospitals

    I recently read on the National Rural Health Association (NRHA) website that 66 rural hospitals have closed since 2010. The closure rate is increasing. It was six times higher in 2015 than in 2010. A study the NRHA commissioned revealed that 673 rural hospitals are “vulnerable or at risk for closure.” Of this group, a large number are Critical Access Hospitals (CAH).

  • Importance of Ambulatory Site Selection & Evaluation

    As the healthcare landscape shifts, many providers are delivering care in innovative ways. With the goal of integrating into their patients daily lives, providers are also searching for new, conveniently-located facilities capable of accommodating a wide array of ambulatory services ranging from a simple exam, consultation or blood draw room to more complex procedures, including surger...

  • Designing Outside the Four-Walled Box of Your Office

    Often when we are working with a client to design their space, we have a number of meetings in which we review renderings, materials, etc. While we always like to go to the client with a polished presentation, sometimes clients can struggle to articulate their design goals for a project. A great way to help clients think outside the box is to have a work session in our office.

  • From Mowing the Lawn to Designing Hospitals

    I know what you’re thinking, how did mowing the lawn lead to me designing hospitals?

  • Why Current and Future State Mapping is Crucial

    We are continually looking for ways to transform the way we design, as well as how we involve our clients and end-users early on in our design approach. Mapping current and future states has become an integral part of our design approach, allowing us to learn and better understand more details about our clients. We use process mapping as a tool to work with the client and look at all t...

Array Architects

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  • Designing to Prevent Hospital Acquired Infections

    Recently I had the opportunity to be a guest speaker for a Master-level class at Kent State University’s College of Architectural and Environmental Design. The class was part of their Healthcare Master of Architecture program, and focused on Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI) and the physical environment. Over my 20 years of professional practice, 14 of which have been dedicated to hea...

Array Architects

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Array Architects

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Type: Blog Article

Generated 5 months ago

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