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…

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…

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…

Q+A with Director of Healthcare Interiors, Jocelyn Stroupe

  • July 16, 2016
  • Author: Terri Swiatek

CannonDesign’s Director of Healthcare Interiors, Jocelyn Stroupe, shares her thoughts on the interior design industry as a whole, what’s on the horizon at CannonDesign, and what inspires her.

CHUM Recognized on the Red Carpet in NYC

  • May 13, 2016
  • Author: Michael McManus

The architects for the new Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM) — CannonDesign + NEUF architect(e)s — were on the red carpet in New York City yesterday evening to receive an Architizer A+ Award alongside some of the leading architects from around the world. The CHUM took home the People’s Choice Award in the Unbuilt Hospitality category of the awards program. According to Architizer, more than 400,000 public votes were cast from more than 100 countries. Read the CHUM case study >

CHUM Wins Architizer A+ Popular Choice Award

  • March 1, 2016
  • Author: Terri Swiatek

We’re excited to announce — in conjunction with our partner firm, NEUF architect(e)s — that the Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM) has won the Popular Choice Award in the Hospitality category of the Architizer A+ Awards. The awards program recognizes design excellence in more than 115 categories. According to Architizer, winners “represent the best of architecture and design worldwide.” The CHUM, located at the heart of Montreal’s new health district, is the largest health infrastructure project underway in North America, and arguably the only health project in the world of this scale being built on such a highly constrained site. It consolidates Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal (the second-oldest hospital in…