Medical Construction & Design

JAN-FEB 2015

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2 Medical Construction & Design | JA N UA RY/ F EBRUA RY 2015 | MCDM AG.COM January/February 2015 > Volume 11, Issue 1 > Contents 34 Reinventing the Team Cover Story: Collaborative teaming and innovative design- build deliver new St. Jude Medical Center patient tower. 40 Solid Ground Best maintenance practices to preserve and protect healthcare fl ooring. 42 Path to Harmony Cancer center gardens should demonstrate the new attention to environments that extend beyond treatment areas and support patients, families and staf in holistic ways. 46 The Role of Empirical Evaluation Using an evidence-based approach helps identify the optimum design early in the process, prior to awarding contracts. The method could be widely applicable to projects using dif erent delivery methods, in any location. 42 46 34 The new 200,000-square- foot St. Jude Medical Center patient tower facility, which opened in November 2014. Cover photo by: RMA Photography FEATURES ON THE COVER Bubblers, beach pebbles and a band of horsetail guide visitors to the main entry at the Patricia D. and M. Scot Kaufman Cancer Center.

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