Proactively Addressing Population Health While Improving Access to Care

  • August 10, 2017
  • Author: Elisabeth Perreault

In a 2017 report entitled “Strategic Partnerships for Tomorrow’s Health Care,” Sg2 highlights numerous case studies where health systems have engaged in nontraditional partnerships to achieve objectives – including fostering growth and improving performance. In particular, the formation of new community partnerships have helped steer patients to appropriate services, avoid unnecessary Emergency Department (ED) visits, and address the social determinants of health. Conceived and designed with these goals in mind, the Golisano Center for Community Health at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center (NFMMC) is improving access to care through the formation of strategic community partnerships. The Golisano Center for Community Health offers integrated care to adults and children, including developmentally…

Finding Certainty in Uncertainty: What Healthcare Can Expect in 2017

  • April 6, 2017
  • Author: Michael Pukszta

Regardless of one’s political beliefs, everyone can agree that healthcare as we’ve come to know it under President Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA) will be changing. Already, on President Trump’s first day in the oval office, he signed his first executive order aimed at dismantling the ACA. Although vague, the one-page directive gives federal agencies the authority to begin unwinding the measure.

Achieving a State of Readiness: The Importance of Life Safety Code Compliance

  • January 25, 2017
  • Author: Joe Cassata

When it comes to Life Safety, regular code updates are necessary due to continual advancements in technology and safety protocols, as well as new scenarios that present themselves as healthcare delivery changes. Implementing the latest and greatest life safety measures is straightforward and standard in new construction, but things get a little more complicated in older facilities.

Microhospitals: A Win-Win for Patient Access and Financial Viability

  • January 9, 2017
  • Author: Catherine Corbin

Becker’s Hospital Review lists it as one of the Top 5 Predictions on Healthcare Facility Design in 2017. Sg2 notes that their prevalence across the country has increased notably since 2013. Do you find yourself among one of the many healthcare organizations contemplating, or activating, a microhospital?

INFOGRAPHIC: Design Recognition in 2016

  • January 4, 2017
  • Author: CannonDesign

2016 was an outstanding year for design recognition — perhaps one of our best yet — as evidenced by the stunning work shown below. From our stellar No. 16 ranking for design excellence in the ARCHITECT 50 to an impressive 14 awards from the AIA, design teams across the firm contributed to our reputation as a powerhouse of creativity and innovation.

Ribbon Cutting Held for Huntington Hospital’s New Emergency Department

  • December 15, 2016
  • Author: Jennifer McQuilkin

Yesterday, Northwell Health’s Huntington Hospital held a ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate the opening of its new emergency department in Huntington, NY.

CannonDesign + NEUF architect(e)s Release Films of Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal

  • December 9, 2016
  • Author: Michael McManus

For more than seven years, CannonDesign + NEUF architect(e)s has been engaged in the design and construction of the Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM) – the largest healthcare project being built in North America. Spanning two full city blocks and rising 21 stories tall, it’s easy to get captivated by the sheer enormity of the building. But as the designers responsible for drawing every line and planning every space within the 3.5 million SF structure, we’re most proud of the art and craft that went into each detail. Over the last few years, we’ve been working with filmmaker Karine Savard and designer Annabelle Beauchamp to capture some of these details…

What the Election Tells us About Where Healthcare (and Healthcare Design) is Heading

  • November 9, 2016
  • Author: Dr. Manny Hernandez

As the old saying goes, may you live in interesting times. In what was one of the greatest political stunners in modern American history, the world awoke Wednesday morning to a President-elect Donald J. Trump. While some people are likely standing around the water cooler today reflecting on what this means for America and the world at large, for those of us working in the healthcare design field, we have to think about what this means for our businesses and our clients’ businesses. So, what does a Donald Trump presidency look like for healthcare? In a phrase, buckle up. We’re in for an interesting ride. Over the past six years our clients have…

A World Unbuilt: Troy Hoggard on the Moral Implications of Design

  • October 7, 2016
  • Author: Michael McManus

Imagine you are designing a hospital for one of the poorest communities in the world. There is no infrastructure for water, power or waste. Roads are rough and unreliable. Medical supplies disappear in the dead of the night to be sold on the black market. The average life expectancy of residents here is 42.5 years old, and 257 out of every 1,000 children born here will die before they celebrate their fifth birthday. Now imagine you are designing this hospital over a bad Skype connection, without ever stepping foot in the country where it will be built. This was Troy Hoggard’s reality in 2009 while working with a team of…

Hernandez Discusses New Approaches to Lab Consolidation and Centralization

  • September 20, 2016
  • Author: CannonDesign

On August 23, Manuel Hernandez, M.D. and Health Practice Leader at CannonDesign, presented “Optimal Efficiency: New Approaches to Lab Consolidation and Centralization” at Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s inaugural Hospital Laboratory Design and Renovation meeting in D.C. Part of the Next Generation Dx Summit, the meeting brought together diagnostics professionals from across the globe to discuss best practices in modern hospital laboratory design and renovation. Hernandez’s presentation focused on the benefits of laboratory consolidation, specifically related to the role it can play in reducing costs, decreasing redundant services, eliminating variation across multiple sites, and optimizing workflow and staff utilization. He also went on to discuss the value that comes with following a…