Medical Construction & Design

NOV-DEC 2017

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14 Medical Construction & Design | NOV EMBER / DECEMBER 2017 | MCDM AG.COM Industry news, awards, etc. MERGERS, PARTNERSHIPS FKP, CannonDesign Merger to Bolster Pediatric Healthcare Expertise FKP has joined CannonDesign, combining 19 offi ce locations and nearly 1,000 employees. Led by CEO Diane R.K. Osan, FAIA, ACHA, FKP is known for its expertise in pediatric healthcare. Osan will assume the role as leader of CannonDesign's Pediatric Health Practice. Looking beyond the traditional defi nition of health- care, she will lead the practice in exploring ways to support the health and well-being of children across numerous environmental settings. She'll also be joining the fi rm's board of directors. Going forward, FKP will conduct busi- ness as FKP | CannonDesign. VA Seeks Partnerships to Build, Improve Healthcare Facilities The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs released a request for information seeking interest from potential partners who want to support efforts to build world-class healthcare facilities for America's veterans. For details, visit Public Law 114-294, the Communities Helping Invest through Property and Improvements Needed for Veterans Act of 2016, also known as the "CHIP-IN Act," authorizes the VA to accept donations from up to fi ve non-federal entities to help fund and expedite the construction of healthcare-related capital projects. The fi rst CHIP-IN Act partner is helping to build a new ambulatory care center in Omaha, Nebraska. The center will provide a facility to veterans in the region faster than a traditional funding and construction timeframe, and with a reduced burden on the taxpayer. Behavioral Health Design Guide Updated A new edition of The Design Guide for the Built Environment of Behavioral Health Facilities (7.2 edition) was recently released. The guide was devel- oped to address the built environment of a general adult inpatient behav- ioral healthcare unit. The information provided is not intended to replace regulatory requirements, but rather to augment them and to represent what are, in the opinion of the authors, best prac- tices. The design guide does not represent mini- mum acceptable condi- tions and should not be interpreted as establish- ing a legal "standard of care" that facilities are required to follow. The guide off ers information on spe- cifi c products reviewed by the authors. This information is provided to illustrate one or more specifi c items deemed appropriate for use in a behavioral health facility. After careful compari- son, readers may choose to substitute compa- rable products by other manufacturers that meet the same design criteria. For more details, visit AWARDS 2017 Generative Space Award Presented to Jordan Valley Cancer Center The Jordan Valley Cancer Center has been named as this year's winner of the international "Generative Space Award," conferred by The Caritas Project. The recognition is bestowed annually to a project that has cultivated A Place to Flourish, as evidenced by a conscious and con- tinuous improvement of physical environment and organizational culture. A panel of judges comprised of healthcare experts and architects from around the world assess each entry on the overall project, evidence of continuous improvement (or "generative space"), and the intimate relationship the project cultivates within fi ve user groups: the patient, the family, the visitor, the staff and the community. The Jordan Valley Cancer Center is the fi rst comprehensive cancer care center in western Salt Lake Valley, Utah. Housing medical, surgical and radiation specialists treating cancer types across the spectrum, the 25,000-square-foot center has both an autonomous entry and umbilical connection to the main hospital to accommodate both outpatient and inpatient communities. In favor of promoting a hospitality-infl uenced atmosphere, traditional stark medical offi ce design was abandoned by incorporating the healing elements nature provides — earth, wind, water, wood and fi re — creating an environment of healing and hope. Jordan Valley: Jim Fairchild TEAM: DESIGN: TSA ARCHITECTS > CONTRACTOR: LAYTON CONSTRUCTION

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