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3DL Surfacing Helps Walmart Break into Healthcare

Walmart recently opened its first health center in Dallas, Ga., taking its “Save money. Live Better” motto to the health care industry. The company is partnering with local providers and wellness organizations to offer affordable healthcare and transparent pricing for key health services. Patients will have access to primary care, labs, X-ray and EKG, nutritional services, counseling, and health insurance education and enrollment, regardless of their insurance status. The health center will also offer an array of learning resources including online education and in-center workshops to educate the community about preventative health and wellness.

New Indiana hospital shares theme but stands alone with its own identity

The $55 million Riverview Health Westfield Hospital project is special for several reasons for Erica Irvin and the design team at American Structurepoint.

Bringing hospitality to hospitals

Rebecca Donner fell in love with creating healthcare environments when she was first exposed to designing them more than 25 years ago, but she believed they could be more inviting and comfortable–more hospitable, if you will.  She pursued that idea with a passion, and it’s safe to say she has never looked back.

Committed to Community Health Care

Driven by technology, the leading edge of architecture incorporates community engagement and research-informed design. Evidence-based health care is a prime example of socially engaged architecture – and the new NEA Baptist Medical Campus puts the concept into practice.

Stevens’ RX for Medical Casework

‘One-stop shop’ makes Stevens a go-to manufacturer for hospital and medical office furnishings, architectural wall panels, solid surface countertops and more…

Healthcare Design Trends

Historically, hospitals in the United States were not cheery places. According to the National Association of Public Hospitals, most Americans in the early nineteenth century gave birth, endured illness and even underwent surgery at home.

Designed for Quality Care

Healthcare design requires a special blend of aesthetics, performance and empathy. The architects and designers at IKM Incorporated, located in Pittsburgh, PA use these concepts to develop customized healthcare spaces. Pittsburgh has the oldest demographic in the United States outside of Dade County Florida, and with it a correspondingly robust healthcare/ senior care system.

Building an Environment for Healing

It is somewhat tongue in cheek when Landon Lawson, Project Director for Vanguard Health Systems quips that “Vanguard is the Vanguard of outcome-based quality healthcare,” but the company is certainly part of what is driving the big philosophical changes in healthcare design.

A Hospital in a Garden

More than 70 years ago, Alfred I. duPont established the Nemours Foundation based on a firm belief that “it is the duty of everyone in the world to do what is within his power to alleviate human suffering.” Today, Nemours is one of the nation’s largest integrated, pediatric health systems. In addition to clinical – and hospital-based primary and specialty care, the nonprofit is dedicated to improving the lives of children and families through research, education and advocacy. 

Creating Lean, Clean Health Care Environments through Integrated Project Delivery

DIRTTbags … and proud of it

DIRTT may sound like a weird name for a building products company, but employees of DIRTT are proud of their moniker as DIRTTbags and their dedication to a company whose acronym stands for Doing It Right This Time.

By Leah Wheeler