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Children’s Mercy Kansas City’s New Research Building Opens,  Accelerates Discovery of Cures + Transforming Pediatric Care

Children’s Mercy Kansas City has opened its new nine-story, 375,000 square-foot pediatric research facility. Located on the hospital’s Adele Hall campus in the heart of downtown Kansas City, the new building is home to the Children’s Mercy Research Institute, which was established in 2015 to accelerate precise diagnoses and treatments Read More …

Hybrid OR Design Considerations

Operational, design parameters + visualizing space = collaboration

Hybrid ORs—high-tech surgical suites that feature advanced imaging and robot-assisted/led surgery devices—have facilitated incredible advancements in surgery, providing patients the opportunity for less invasive traumatic surgery and resulting in more rapid recovery. Complex cardiovascular and endovascular procedures Read More …

Patient Experience as Top Priority

In the medical field, one of the only constants that can be counted on is … change. Between medical advancements, progressive technology, legislative updates and population shifts, adaptation is key for those who work in or support the medical field. Two of the fastest-growing specialty markets in healthcare — orthopedics and skilled rehabilitation — have significantly altered their standards of practice in response to these growing demands. Following the healthcare law, there has been a noticeable increase in patients flowing from orthopedic centers into skilled rehabilitation facilities. Updated services come with this shift to better accommodate the ways in which these specialty medical centers care for patients.
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Five Star Healing

The design and construction of hospitality healthcare facilities are as profound and complex as for a full-service hospital. Like any construction or renovation project, specialty projects require resources, experience, communication and collaboration that span between design and construction phases.

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Creating Uniquely Responsive Cancer Care Environments

According to the National Cancer Institute, 15.5 million children and adults with a history of cancer were living in the U.S. on Jan. 1, 2016. The NCI reports that by Jan. 1, 2026, the population of cancer survivors in the U.S. will rise to an estimated 20.3 million. Due to the prevalence and unique characteristics of this disease, specialty buildings are being created to address the needs of cancer patients and their caregivers.

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Emergency Care for an Aging Population

U.S. Census data indicates that in the near future, 1 in 5 medical patients will be over 65 years old. Will our emergency departments be ready to respond? As 79 million baby boomers age into the 65-and-older geriatric bracket and increase their utilization of healthcare resources, it is imperative that EDs are designed to accommodate this growing market segment.

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