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The 20 Most Beautiful Hospitals in the U.S. (2015) are… - Soliant Health

The 20 Most Beautiful Hospitals in the U.S. (2015) are… - Soliant Health | Human Centered Environments | Scoop.it
After a record-breaking 388,505 votes (more than one and a half times the votes from last year) the results are in for Soliant Health’s 7th annual list of the 20 Most Beautiful Hospitals in America. This year, there was a tie for the 20th spot, and two states tied for the largest number of hospitals …
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Planetree Designated and Visionary Design Network partner Kahn Companies Designed, Elmhurst Hospital ONCE AGAIN makes it to Soliant's top ten list of Most Beautiful Hospitals in US for 2015. 

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Planetree, Inc. | Green Building and Design

Planetree, Inc. | Green Building and Design | Human Centered Environments | Scoop.it
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Great opportunity to highlight the great work of Planetree Designated Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare and our Planetree Visionary Design Network partners @KahnCompanies & @HermanMiller!  

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Pushing Beyond Patient-Centered Design

Pushing Beyond Patient-Centered Design | Human Centered Environments | Scoop.it
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Want to find out how to design Healthcare Environments to be more Patient Centered?  Read this great interview with Planetree's Susan Frampton to discover key ways to leverage aspects of the environment of care to encourage greater patient and family engagement.  

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A Forest of Design Ideas from Planetree

A Forest of Design Ideas from Planetree | Human Centered Environments | Scoop.it
Patient-Centered Design Transforms Hospital Spaces in the Real and Virtual World
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Read on Psychology Today's "Design on My Mind" blog about Dr. Israel's takeaways from the 2014 Planetree International Conference.It's so wonderful to see our Design Sponsors, Planetree Visionary Design Network partners,  and of course our AMAZING Planetree affiliate hospitals recognized for the incredible work they are doing to actualize Healing Environments in their own organizations!   

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Patient-Centered Care Awareness Month - Planetree.org

Patient-Centered Care Awareness Month - Planetree.org | Human Centered Environments | Scoop.it
2014 Patient-Centered Care Awareness Month Celebrate Patients as MVPs – Our Most Valuable Partners! Hospitals and healthcare organizations around the world will join Planetree this October to commemorate the 8th annual Patient-Centered Care Awareness Month. This year’s theme, “Patients as … Continue reading →
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What if Patients & Healthcare providers could work together to change the healthcare paradigm.  They can!  Download the "What If" activation tool worksheet from Planetree's Patient Centered care Awareness Month page on our website.   

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In new hospital room, patients felt less pain - HT Health

In new hospital room, patients felt less pain - HT Health | Human Centered Environments | Scoop.it
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Loved this example about the power of Healing Environments to improve patient and staff experience in healthcare.  However, this is a great example of needing the Patient-Centered Design AND Patient-Centered cultural transformation to truly realize improved quality and experience outcomes.

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Colourful fit-out for young adult’s cancer unit - Health Estate Journal

Colourful fit-out for young adult’s cancer unit - Health Estate Journal | Human Centered Environments | Scoop.it
A unit for treating teenage and young adult cancer patients completed last year at Southampton General Hospital has been colourfully fitted out with Tarkett flooring.
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This is such a great example of a mindful approach to designing healthcare environment flooring to contribute to patients feeling empowered in circumstances that can do just the opposite!  Nice to see Tarkett featured for the great work they are doing in the design of healthcare flooring.

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Improving patient throughput | Facility designs that improve efficiency

Improving patient throughput | Facility designs that improve efficiency | Human Centered Environments | Scoop.it
How hospital designs can help lead to better patient flow
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Great article in this month's Health Facilities Management featuring Planetree Visionary Design Network partner ESa Architects regarding how you can leverage Patient-Centered design to improve operational efficiency!

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Details on special lights to improve dementia care A fish tale

Details on special lights to improve dementia care A fish tale | Human Centered Environments | Scoop.it
In the last week, quite a few McKnights readers have asked me for more details about special lights that improve dementia symptoms, prompting me to dig deeper into this story. Ive learned that Pet Smart might be a better bet than Home Depot to get the right bulbs.
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Interesting study supporting how creative lighting interventions in Healing Environments can improve outcomes in dementia patients.

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Griffin Hospital gets architecture award

Griffin Hospital gets architecture award | Human Centered Environments | Scoop.it
The American College of Healthcare Architects honored Griffin Hospital in Derby as one of two recipients of 2014 Legacy Project Awards. The other recipient was the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Cente...
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@Planetree Designated w/ Distinction @GriffinHospital and PVDN Partner @SLAMcollab recognized by ACHA for Patient-Centered Design 

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How to Maximize ASC Patient Satisfaction: Put Patients in Control

How to Maximize ASC Patient Satisfaction: Put Patients in Control | Human Centered Environments | Scoop.it
Healthcare providers are spending more time on improving patient safety and creating a better experience than ever before.
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#Planetree affiliate @LaserSpine Institute gets Healing Design right, by including the patient in the planning and decision making process.  

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Hospitals adopt strategies from airports and malls to keep patients from getting lost.

Hospitals adopt strategies from airports and malls to keep patients from getting lost. | Human Centered Environments | Scoop.it
It's a problem when patients and visitors continually struggle to navigate the maze of the modern medical complex. Hospitals are trying to solve it by borrowing strategies from airports and shopping malls.
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Patient-centered way-finding design strategies empowering individuals to confidently maneuver through the Environment of Care.

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Maine hospital lowers costs by design | Healthcare Finance News

Maine hospital lowers costs by design | Healthcare Finance News | Human Centered Environments | Scoop.it
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How Patient-centered & Staff Supportive design lowers facility operating costs| Healthcare Finance News

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Private Rooms May Save Money By Cutting Hospital Infection Rates

Increased cost of building them is offset by decreases in additional medical care, research shows
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Healing Environments | Planetree Planetalk

Healing Environments | Planetree Planetalk | Human Centered Environments | Scoop.it
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Read Worldwide Orphans Foundation's Dr. Jane Aronson's brilliant and novel insights on using Toy Libraries to improve individual and communities sense of healing and well-being' 

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Patient-Centered Performance Improvement

Patient-Centered Performance Improvement | Human Centered Environments | Scoop.it
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Please join us this coming Wednesday January 21, 2015 for the first ever virtual offering of Planetree's Patient-Centered Performance Improvement (PC-PI) Awareness Training. This session is the first tier of our PC-PI Certification Track.  

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Integrating Participatory Methods into Healing Design; An Interview with Robert Sharrow, Albert Kahn Family of Companies | Planetree Planetalk

Integrating Participatory Methods into Healing Design; An Interview with Robert Sharrow, Albert Kahn Family of Companies | Planetree Planetalk | Human Centered Environments | Scoop.it

Great insights regarding the benefits of integrating participatory design by Planetree Visionary Design Network partner architect Robb Sharrow at Kahn.  Learn how this approach can contribute meaningfully to both patient and staff experience of care and cultures of continuous improvement!  

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Great insights regarding the benefits of integrating participatory design by Planetree Visionary Design Network partner architect Robb Sharrow at Kahn.  Learn how this approach can contribute meaningfully to both patient and staff experience of care and cultures of continuous improvement!  

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Getting Expert Advice on Wicked Problems in Creating Patient-Centered Healthcare Environments | LinkedIn

Getting Expert Advice on Wicked Problems in Creating Patient-Centered Healthcare Environments | LinkedIn | Human Centered Environments | Scoop.it
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Hope to see you at our conference in Chicago October 12-15! http://planetree.org/planetree-annual-conference/  ;

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Laser Spine Institute to Build New Corporate Headquarters, Ambulatory Surgery Center in Tampa | Business Wire

Laser Spine Institute to Build New Corporate Headquarters, Ambulatory Surgery Center in Tampa | Business Wire | Human Centered Environments | Scoop.it
Laser Spine Institute, the leader in minimally invasive spine surgery, today announced plans to build a new facility to house its Tampa-based headquar
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So excited to see Laser Spine Institute   This organization is such a great embodiment of the Patient-Centered Care philosophy in action! 

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Healing Environments | Planetree Planetalk

Healing Environments | Planetree Planetalk | Human Centered Environments | Scoop.it
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Planetree Visionary Design Network Partner Annette Ridenour of Aesthtics Inc. article on designing Spirituality in healthcare spaces is a must read!

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How are local hospitals addressing patient safety?

How are local hospitals addressing patient safety? | Human Centered Environments | Scoop.it
First do no harm! That quote from Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, is familiar to anyone working in health care.
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Great examples of Healthcare Organizations using Patient-Centered Performance Improvement and HRO model to enhance #patient #safety.

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Cast your vote for the Top 20 Most Beautiful Hospital in America - 2014, brought to you by Soliant Health.| Soliant

Cast your vote for the Top 20 Most Beautiful Hospital in America - 2014, brought to you by Soliant Health.| Soliant | Human Centered Environments | Scoop.it
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Proof that Patient-Centered Design can be beautiful! Planetree hospitals Elmhurst Memorial, Valley View Hospital in CO, & New York Presbyterian all up for running in the MOST BEAUTIFUL in US!| @scoopit http://sco.lt/...

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New Guidelines Show What a Geriatric Emergency Department Should Look Like | Health AGEnda

New Guidelines Show What a Geriatric Emergency Department Should Look Like | Health AGEnda | Human Centered Environments | Scoop.it
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Great insights on #designing #patient-centered care process specific to geriatric patients in ED

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Infographic: 7 Reasons to Engage Patients Before Their Appointments

Infographic: 7 Reasons to Engage Patients Before Their Appointments | Human Centered Environments | Scoop.it
This infographic provides 7 ways to boost patient engagement prior to their appointments.
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Providers that empower patients to maneuver the healthcare landscape in advance of care improve both performance & the experience paradigm.

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Patient-centered design for hospitals | Healthcare Finance News

Patient-centered design for hospitals | Healthcare Finance News | Human Centered Environments | Scoop.it
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Great piece articulating some of the distinctive elements of what constitutes Patient-centered Design

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