Saturday, 14 April 2007
An article published today in Chicago-based on-line architecture magazine “New City Skyline” cited Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo, Michigan, as an example of the increasing use of evidence-based design by architects and healthcare professionals.
The article noted Bronson’s place as one of the first “Pebble Projects” of the Center for Health Design, and discussed in detail Bronson’s use of evidence-based design and its positive impacts at the hospital.
Wednesday, 1 December 2010
What does it mean to have worked on one of the first Pebble Project hospitals – before there was a Pebble Project? It’s a funny dynamic of simultaneously looking forward and back. How can we use innovative design to enhance the quality and cost-effectiveness of healthcare delivery today, in an era of lean operations and healthcare reform? How can research conducted on those innovative projects more than a decade ago inform design today?
When Shepley worked with Bronson Methodist Hospital on its replacement hospital in the mid-1990s, there really wasn’t ...[more]
Monday, 14 December 2009
Principals Jennifer Aliber and Angela Watson discuss the creation of therapeutic environments in their contribution to the new book, Design for Critical Care: An Evidence-Based Approach by Kirk Hamilton and Mardelle Shepley. Jennifer and Angela discuss the impact of evidence-based design on patient safety and the quality of care in acute-care facilities.
The book was published by Architectural Press, an imprint of Elsevier, in September.
Book listing on Elsevier website
Tuesday, 1 February 2011
What are the benefits – and challenges – facing architecture firms seeking to advance knowledge-based design by conducting facility evaluations on their own projects? Angela Watson and Mardelle Shepley discuss the process for practitioner-focused facility evaluation (PFE) in the Design & Health Scientific Review section of the January 2011 issue of World Health Design.
In the article, Angela and Mardelle present a study conducted using different methods of practitioner-focused facility evaluation, drawing information from Shepley Bulfinch projects at Concord Hospital; Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care (including the ...[more]
Wednesday, 6 October 2010
What happens when you integrate sophisticated cancer treatment with the healing power of nature and art? Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven Hospital is the subject of a three-page feature in the September 2010 Architecture Showcase in Healthcare Design magazine. The showcase presentation draws particular attention to the role of art in healing and the use of evidence-based design at Smilow.
The hospital, which includes a eighth-floor healing garden (photo, right) among its innovative sustainable design features, is on target for LEED certification.
Tuesday, 21 September 2010
Bronson Methodist Hospital and Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center are among 25 innovative health care facilities included as part of the Hospital ICONs investigative lecture series. The Hospital ICONs case studies, which examine the success and lessons of some of the most groundbreaking work in healthcare design, are the subject of “Iconic Investigations,” a feature in the September 2010 issues of Health Facilities Management.
Bronson Methodist Hospital (Kalamazoo, MI), which opened in 2000, was one of the first Pebble Project facilities, using ...[more]
Sunday, 8 April 2007
Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo, Michigan, was among the innovative hospitals cited for its tranformative quality and use of evidence-based design in its planning, according to the April 2007 issue of Business 2.0 Magazine.
The 750,000 s.f. community hospital, which replaced a previous hospital on the site, creates a healing environment for patients, families, and the community by integrating healthcare services, art, and the natural environment.
It was one of the first “Pebble Project” hospitals, part of an initiative launched by the Center for Health Design in 2000. The project’s mission is to provide examples of healthcare organizations whose facility design has made a difference in the quality of care and ...[more]