Medical Construction & Design

MAY-JUN 2018

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2 Medical Construction & Design | M AY/ J U N E 2018 | MCDM AG.COM 34 Heart of Design The new John R. Oishei Children's Hospital is a 410,000-square-foot health facility and New York State's only freestanding children's hospital — one of 43 nationwide. The 185-bed modern hospital is the regional center for comprehensive pediatric trauma, surgical and medical care. COVER IMAGE BY K ALEIDA HEALTH/JOE CASCIO 40 Design Interventions A look at how three organizations initiated research on the waiting area experience and implemented the lessons learned. 44 A Site to See Pioneering vibrant integrated community well-being through landscapes. Successful community connections can be as simple as pedestrian pathways, or as complex as districts of shared sustainable infrastructure. 48 Design Thinking Reimagining the healthcare design process. "Design thinking" is the process that enables inspirational and innovative thinking and engages clients in overcoming complex problems together. 52 Keeping Savings Flowing Innovation in HVAC design thinking takes fl exibility limitations and revenue losses out of the effi ciency equation for hospital surgical departments and ambulatory surgery centers. 54 Transparency in Healthcare Glass — a vulnerable healthcare building element — has multiplied from being 10- 15 percent of a building's cladding to, in many cases, 50 percent or more today. May/June 2018 > Volume 14, Issue 3 > Contents 40 FEATURES ON THE COVER 44

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