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Member Project
July 2021 Member Project
Jacobs Medical Center on University of California, San Diego’s (UCSD) east campus in La Jolla is located in the heart of the area’s nexus of biomedical research centers and hospitals. 
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Webinar
June 2021 Webinar
Join this esteemed panel of thought leaders as they discuss what decisions they are pondering now in response to changes in the delivery of care and the way we work. Hear their predictions about the future of care delivery processes and how systems and design will fit into ushering in that future. While the path forward is not totally clear, come to hear the various factors they are juggling to shed some light on their views about tomorrow’s healthcare delivery and healthcare design.
Member Project
July 2021 Member Project
Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, the Bronson South Haven Hospital brings a unique delivery of care model and defines a new era healthcare to the local neighborhood and surrounding communities. The 52,000 SF Hospital and Medical Offices replaces an aging, full-service 49 bed community hospital serving both Allegan and Van Buren Counties in Western Michigan. The first floor consists of an inpatient unit, emergency department, imaging, support spaces, as well as the public lobby and dining space. The second floor includes a physician practice setting with multiple exam and treatment rooms to support primary and specialty care providers.
Product / Project Innovation Highlights
June 2021 Product / Project Innovation Highlights
The BestCare® Dignity Suite is a curated collection of ligature-resistant bathroom fixtures and accessories. Designed to create a peaceful and well-balanced environment, the Dignity Suite is stylish and sleek while simultaneously protecting patients’ safety.
Podcast
June 2021 Podcast
Lynnette Tedder, Healthcare Interiors Practice Leader at Perkins+Will, was raised by a father who worked with NASA on the Apollo 11 LUNAR landing program!
Workshop
May 2021 Workshop
The Workshop

The challenges created by today’s growing mental health crisis, especially in light of the pandemic, reach far beyond the behavioral health unit into a myriad of care settings. Now, more than ever, it is imperative that these settings respond to complexities of care, are flexible to respond to fluid care needs, and offer equity to patients.

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Webinar
June 2021 Webinar
In this webinar you will hear how the IFD process was followed by smooth construction and occupancy processes that allowed the project to be accomplished within budget, with virtually no change orders, and ahead of schedule.  
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Webinar
May 2021 Webinar
This webinar highlights the University of Michigan Medical Center’s journey to address this challenge. In 2012, their hospital and ED leadership hypothesized that creating a dedicated unit in the ED for the provision of extended critical care would help meet some of these challenges, which in turn may improve care delivery and patient outcomes. Pre-determined guiding principles were carefully followed throughout the design and build phases. From start to finish, the project utilized key lean facilities design principles including the use of full-scale mock-ups. This led to a finished build that was completed ahead of schedule, under budget and with no significant change orders.    
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Webinar
May 2021 Webinar
In this webinar presenters will offer lessons learned, practical insights, and timely advice for design inclusivity and responsiveness throughout the continuum of health care environments. Discover recommendations and open-access resources available to care providers and designer.
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Webinar
April 2021 Webinar
Architects and designers are seldom formally educated in project finance, and to compound that gap, fewer can articulate the various complexities of healthcare finance.  However, time has already run out for developing this fluency in the heat of a project proposal response.  But perhaps there are key points of financial data that will help convert a pursuit into a project. This second of a four-part series is designed boost confidence in asking key financial questions and looking to external sources to speak intelligently about this client and to hone your design proposal to meet their financial objectives.  We will explore these concepts with real examples and active gaming techniques – because some may be a little competitive. The first program in this series addressed healthcare finance basic rudiments, and subsequent sessions will focus on measuring efficiencies and their financial impacts, and lastly, continuing the diligence through project delivery.