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Al Daayan Health District in Qatar Aims to Establish Itself as Prototype

The project for the Al Daayan Health District in Doha, Qatar, designed by OMA/Reinier de Graaf and commissioned by Hamad Medical Corporation, is complete.
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Lessons Learned from Working on Pandemic Projects Around the World 

The strange experience of a global pandemic was both isolating and uniting. Even as some designers navigated the isolation of working from home, many found new ways to collaborate across distances. Read More …

Hospital Expansion Opens in Alberta

TORONTO, Canada – The expansion and renewal of the Alberta, Canada Medicine Hat Regional Hospital was recently celebrated. A ribbon-cutting ceremony opened the new ambulatory care building designed by Gibbs Gage Architects and Diamond Schmitt Architects through a joint venture. Read More …

Data Analysis + Process Improvement + Simulation Modeling = Global Win

Evaluating similarities, differences between American and Chinese hospitals to create positive outcomes

Providing near-universal healthcare to a population of more than 1.4 billion citizens is no easy task, but that’s exactly what the Chinese government has set out to accomplish. One of the many steps to achieve such an elaborate goal was to permit private payers and providers to address the increasing needs Read More …

Shanghai’s First Major Hospital Built to International Standards Nears Completion

SHANGHAI, China – The design for Jiahui International Hospital has been unveiled. As the first foreign-funded tertiary general hospital in Shanghai built to international standards, Jiahui International Hospital is designed by NBBJ to provide high-tech healing, a human touch and the incorporation of natural elements. Read More …

Emerging Global Trends

While funding, utilization rates and strategies for growth vary across the heath industry, a growing cohort of healthcare clients in the Middle East, Asia and India are benchmarking with leading healthcare institutions in North America, Western Europe and Australia. Clients with facilities in these areas historically had a narrow focus to address “the big three” of shortages: beds, skilled clinical staff and medical technologies.

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Private Sector Gives China’s Healthcare a Boost

China’s population is going through a number of shifts, including aging communities, higher standards of living and a growing young, urban middle class. For the country’s healthcare system, that also means challenges in meeting the needs of care and providing quality services. Read More …

Three Trends Shaping Healthcare Facility Design in Germany

It’s no secret: The healthcare industry is undergoing rapid and transformational change. Whether it’s policy changes, new models of care or technology advances, the only constant is change and it’s happening all around the world. While change is inevitable, it’s important to remember that organizations, communities and countries must design for their unique end-users, resulting in vast design differences across the globe. Read More …

‘A Place to Flourish’

Women’s College Hospital, designed by Perkins Eastman Black/IBI Group Architects, in Toronto, is the recipient of the 2016 Generative Space Award, presented at the Health Facilities Symposium and Exhibition. Women’s is the largest academic ambulatory care center and research institute in Canada, dedicated to improving the lives of women and their families. Read More …

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