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How Grounds Can Make a Welcoming First Impression


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Stabbings Raise Security Alerts at Little Rock Hospitals

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How Safe Are U.S. Hospitals?

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Healthcare Facility Gears Up for Vaccine Distribution

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5 Hospital HVAC Design Strategies for the Post-COVID-19 World

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Considerations for Using Prefabrication in Healthcare Construction

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OSHA Guidance Targets Healthcare Workers

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Healthcare Facilities Challenged By Virtual Survey Documentation

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Shifting Strategies at the VA Help Handle Coronavirus Cases

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Bill Would Allow Hospitals to Repair Own Medical Equipment

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How the Pandemic is Changing Healthcare Design

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Feds Warn of ‘Imminent’ Cyber Threat to Healthcare Facilities

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N.Y. Hospital Adds Brick Pizza Oven To Energize Retail Cafeteria

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Columbus Surge Hospital In Storage For Now

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Lab Develops Spray-On PPE, Looking for Manufacturers

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Modular Construction: Despite Benefits, Healthcare Adoption Is Slow

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Kaiser Permanente To Reach Carbon Neutrality

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The Importance of Full-Time Facilities Employees During the Pandemic

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Energy Reviews Reveal Hidden Inefficiencies

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Mayo Clinic Hospital Has Salad-Making Robots

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How Hospitals Can Achieve Net-Zero Energy

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Managing Campus Visitors During the Pandemic

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Return-to-School Issues Can Offer Lessons For Healthcare Facilities

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Hospital Launches Drone Delivery Service

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Healthcare Facilities Set Up Outdoor Visits for Elderly Patients

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National Guard Raises Tents Outside South Carolina Hospital

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COVID-19 Changing Hospital Design in the Short- and Long-Term

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COVID-19 Increases Use of Microgrids in Healthcare Sector

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How Modular Healthcare Facilities Aided Pandemic Response

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Design Lessons from Healthcare Can Help Prevent Infection Spread in Restrooms

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Reopening Onsite Restaurants in Healthcare Facilities

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Racing the Surge: Healthcare Organization Ramped Up Pandemic Preparedness

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Michigan Won’t Put COVID-19 Patients in Vacant Facilities

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How Hospitals Can Prepare for a New Normal

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Pop-Up Grocery Stores Popping into Healthcare Facilities

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Considerations for Hospital and Healthcare Facility Evacuations

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COVID-19 Will Complicate Hospital Evacuations

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Purposeful Design Can Help Fight a Pandemic

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Aspergillus Mold Discovered Again at Seattle Children’s Hospital

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Restroom Design Trends Focused on Infection Control

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National Guard Disinfects Georgia Hospitals

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Banner Health Launching Virtual Waiting Room

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COVID-19 Expected to Change Healthcare Facility Design

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Past Healthcare Facilities Closures Hamper NYC's Coronavirus Response

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Keeping the Lights On During COVID-19

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‘Recharge Rooms’ Give NYC Healthcare Workers Space to Rest, Relax

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Mold Found in Baby's Heart After Surgery at Seattle Children’s Hospital

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Hospitals without Walls Waiver Allows ASCs to Provide Hospitals Relief

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Minimizing Coronavirus Transmission through Hospital Mechanical and Plumbing Systems

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New Pennsylvania Hospital to Include CoGen Plant

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What Happens to Coronavirus Field Hospitals After The Pandemic?

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Washington Hospital Workers Make Masks from Office Supplies

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Louisiana Hospital Increasing Security Due to Increased Violence

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Cuomo Calls for Construction of Field Hospitals

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Seattle Suburb Builds Coronavirus Hospital on Soccer Field

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Florida Man Sets Hospital Bed on Fire to Get Nurse’s Attention

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Past Lessons Illustrate Present Need for More Quarantine Facilities

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CDC Expands Coronavirus Containment Efforts

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Website Offers Visual Guide to Coronavirus Outbreak

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U.S. Hospitals Preparing for Coronavirus Outbreak

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China Trying to Build Hospital for Coronavirus In Six Days

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Infection Control Issues Temporarily Shut Down Utah Hospital's Operating Room

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Hospital Installs Hydroponic Farm in Cafeteria

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Mystery Odor Closes Vermont Hospital Operating Rooms Again

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Hospitals Prepare to be Earthquake-Ready

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How BIM Improves Healthcare Facility Design and Operations

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Hospital Knew About Mold Problem for a Year, Did Nothing

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Hospital Installs Webcams in NICU Beds

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Facility Dog Helps Children Heal at Minnesota Hospital

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Canadian Hospital Criticized for Use of Duct Tape

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4 Factors Driving Healthcare Interior Planning

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Visa Lighting's Healthcare Lighting

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4 Factors Driving Healthcare Interior Planning

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California Hospitals Powered by Generators During Power Outages

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5 Ways to Incorporate Sustainability in Experiential Design

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Where Experiential Design Meets Sustainability

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3 Infants Dead After Bacterial Infection at Pennsylvania Hospital

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Los Angeles Hospital Halts Surgeries Because of Mold

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Explaining Experiential Design's Benefit for Healthcare Facilities

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Bedbugs Cause Three-Day Restricted Access at NY Hospital

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Kaiser Permanente Moves Joshua Trees on Site of New Calif. Facility

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4 More Legionnaires' Cases at Illinois Senior Facility

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How to Help Patients Find Their Way in Healthcare Facilities

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How to Design for Better Patient Control with Wearable Technology

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Patient Sues Illinois Hospital After Contracting Legionnaires’ Disease

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Biophilic Design, Smart Systems Lead to Happier Patients, Better Outcomes

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Candida Auris Now One of the World's Most Feared Hospital Microbes

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Hurricane Tests Florida Nursing Homes Again

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Planning Lighting in New Healthcare Facilities

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New Tech and Design Trends Shape Healthcare Facilities

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Understanding Environment of Care and Life Safety in Ambulatory Surgery Centers

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Healthcare Facilities' Must Manage Emergencies for Hours, Days After

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C. Difficile Strain Evolving to Live in Hospital Rooms

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Planning Plumbing in New Healthcare Facilities

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FMs Face Critical Compliance Challenges in Accredited Ambulatory Surgery Centers

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Wyoming Medical Center Upgrades Security after Shooting

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Glasgow Hospital Spends More than $500,000 to Kill Pests after Pigeon Droppings Crisis

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Two Cases of Legionnaires’ Confirmed at Connecticut Rehab Facility

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Planning Healthcare Facilities for the Future

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UPS to Use Drones for Hospital Deliveries

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Bats in Iowa Hospital Buildings Lead to 'Patient Safety Alert'

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How Do Southern California Hospitals Rate for Earthquake Safety?

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Hospital Overcrowding Leaves Patients Boarding in ERs

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$1.5 Billion Philadelphia Healthcare Pavilion Project Using Lean Practices, Offsite Fabrication

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The Right Light: Better Lighting Improves Patient Outcomes

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How To Use Door Selection for Infection Control

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Mold Causes Seattle Children’s to Close All Main Operating Rooms

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Hospital's Bacteria Infection Cases Found Mostly in the NICU

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Hospital Solar Project can Power More Than 200 Homes a Year

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Robocalls can disrupt hospital communication systems

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Understanding the Benefits of the Medical Internet of Things

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Flint Hospital Ordered to Reduce Legionnaires' Risks

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Healthcare Facilities Embrace Resilience Standard

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VA Healthcare Facilities to go Smoke-Free

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In Healthcare Facilities, New Technology Improves Energy Efficiency and Comfort

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How to Collaborate with IT in Healthcare Facilities

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Legionella Causes Patient Death at Ohio Healthcare Facility

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Earthquake Regulations Could Affect California Hospitals' S&P Ratings

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How Technology is Evolving in Healthcare Facilities

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Flexible Pipes Support California Hospital’s Seismic Safety

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Legionnaires' Being Investigated at Flint Hospital

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Seattle Children's Hospital Operating Rooms Shut Down Because of Fungus

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Illinois Hospital Nearly Shut Down by Floods

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Legionnaires' Found in Multiple California Facilities

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Healthcare Facilities Create Hurricane Response Plans

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Killer Fungus Continues to Spread Across the U.S.

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VA Doesn’t Plan to Increase Security After Suicides

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How Technology is Disrupting Facilities Management

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Legionnaires': Spotlight on Healthcare Facilities

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Bedside Tablets and Apps are Giving Patients Some Control Over Care

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Killer Fungus Spreading Across The United States

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Two Hospital Shootings in Two Days Bring Laws Under Scrutiny

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Program Tests Drone Ability to Deliver Medical Supplies

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Hospital Evacuation Linked to Botched Toilet Repair

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Legionella Causes Showers to Shut Off at Brooklyn Hospital

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Fungal Infection Linked to Bird Droppings Cause Patient Deaths

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Cape Cod Healthcare Facilities Ready for Storms

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Patient’s Rape Spurs Push for Cameras

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3 Critical Steps To Healthcare Life Safety Compliance

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New Hospital First To Use Seismic Technology

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Cooling Towers Target Legionnaires’ Disease

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Hospital Rooms for Sale?

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Robots in Hospitals: Has the Time Come?

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How To Maintain Life Safety Compliance in Healthcare Facilities

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Nursing School Designed To Support Wellness

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Legionnaires' Cases at Healthcare Facility

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Hospital System Aims for 100 Percent Renewables

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Rural Facilities Set Innovative Facilities Trends

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A Moose Walks Into a Hospital … No, Really

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Healthcare Facilities Work To Reopen After Wildfires

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Inova Health System to Eliminate Use of Plastic Straws

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Green Hospitals Recognized

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Hospital Launches Wayfinding App

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UC San Diego Health Recognized for Sustainability Efforts

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Do Not Disturb: Hospitals Should Let Patients Sleep

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New Challenges in Healthcare Restroom Design, Operations

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Understanding New Trends in Healthcare Restroom Design

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Legionella Bacteria Found in Hospital

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7 Germ Hazards in Healthcare Facilities

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Virus Kills 10 at ‘Filthy’ N.J. Facility

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MRSA and Curtains in Healthcare

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Illness Outbreaks Linked to Hospital Linens

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Millennials Reshape Medical Office Buildings

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VA Hospitals Losing Equipment: Report

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LEED in Healthcare: A Closer Look

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IAQ Woes Prompt Hospital Infection Warnings

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Legionnaires’ Threat Leads to ‘Extreme’ Measures

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How To Do HVAC Commissioning in Healthcare Facilities

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Emergency Preparedness: Grappling with New Rule

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Facility Managers Play Crucial Role in Healthcare Commissioning

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U.S. Hospitals Going Green To Save Green

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Legionella Found in Hospital's Water

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Disaster Survival for Healthcare Facilities

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Security Advances Benefit Healthcare

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Sustainability and Infection Prevention

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3 Ways Waiting Rooms Can Benefit Facilities

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3 Strategies for Green Product Selection in Healthcare Facilities

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Sustainability Drives Facility’s Future

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Healthcare, Security, and the Role of Armed Guards

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Dirty Water: Hospitals’ Tanks Contaminated

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Ceiling Provides Escape Route for Prisoner

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Medical Center Design Focuses on Seniors

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Hospitals Upgrade Facilities To Withstand Tornadoes

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Green Roofs to Smart Glass: Building Envelope Considerations for Sustainable Healthcare

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Energy Efficiency Leads New Innovative Approaches to Sustainable Healthcare Design

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New State Hospital Will Feature Tighter Security

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Sound Effect: New Design Addresses Alarm Fatigue

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Saved By Signage? App Shows the Way in Hospitals

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How to Focus on Health and Wellness in Sustainable Healthcare Facilities

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Facility Operating Budget Benchmarks for Office, Education, Other Buildings

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Survey: Facility Capital Budget Changes for Nine Types of Buildings

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FM Department Staffing Levels for Office, Education, Other Building Types

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What to Consider When Specifying Flooring

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How Floorcoverings Decisions Affect Environment of Care

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4 Ways High-Performance Floorcovering Leads To Patient Satisfaction

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Consider Floorcovering Sustainability For Healthcare Selection

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Super Bowl LII to Impact Hospital Access in Minneapolis

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7 Healthcare Design Trends for 2018

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7 Healthcare Design Trends in 2018

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4 Ways Healthcare Facilities Improve Patient Well-Being

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Sustainability Transforms Healthcare Facilities' Design, Construction, and Operations

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Benefits of Sustainability in Healthcare Facilities

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Sustainable Healthcare Case Study: Resilience Complements Sustainability

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SIDEBAR: Water Efficiency Measures at Project Legacy

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Seven Top-of-Mind Hospital Flooring Considerations

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Facilities Managers Can Help Revolutionize Healthcare

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Change Agent: Albert Manshum Transforms Advocate Health Care's Facilities

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Modular Prefabricated Components Speed Construction, Cut Waste

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5 Tips to Help Control Construction Costs in 2017

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How Hospitals Use Energy

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Energy Efficiency Goals Must Align With Patient Experience

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DesignGroup, Ohio State Work Together to Design Innovative Sports Medicine Institute

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Linbeck Group, Messer Construction Joint Venture Complete Cincinnati Children’s/UC Health Proton Therapy Center Ahead of Schedule

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Detroit Hospital Fined for Inadequate Security

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Healthcare Facility Leaders are Aiming for Noise-free Hospitals

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How Urgent Care & Retail Healthcare Centers Drive Success with Service Automation

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Cell Phone Germs a Concern at Healthcare Facilities

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ASHRAE LowDown Showdown Modeling Challenge Teams Recognized

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NYR. Facade in Final Stages for World Trade Center Project

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Gateway & SH 161 Medical Office Development Underway

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Maintenance Champions: FMDAA Recipients Announced

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Lux Features Cut From Over-budget Denver VA Hospital

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CDC Offers Guide to Prevent Legionnaires' Disease Outbreaks

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White Paper on Healthcare Energy Savings Available

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Investors Attracted to Healthcare Building Sector

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Twenty-five Healthcare Facilities Honored for Environmental Excellence

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Healthcare Groups Launch 'Green' Purchasing Co-op

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What Healthcare Facility Professionals Need to Know About the 2012 Life Safety Code

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The Value of Sustainability in Healthcare Facilities

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UPMC Mold Infections Linked to Improper Use of Negative-Pressure Rooms

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Toronto Hospital an All-Digital Healthcare Facility

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Healthcare Accounts for 23% of All Data Breaches

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Minneapolis Healthcare Facility Looks Like an Apple Store

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Tips for More Effective Maintenance Planning and Scheduling

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Healthcare Facilities Need a Building Envelope and HCVAC Strategy for Patients' Well-Being

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New Air Balance Manual includes Chapter on Testing, Balancing Healthcare Facilities

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Rethinking Traditional ED Design

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Internet of Things Growing in Healthcare Facilities

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Are Hand Dryers Germ Spreaders?

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Minnesota Hospitals' Cleanest Patient Rooms Ranked

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Ways Healthcare facilities Can Reduce Their Environmental Footprint

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St. Louis Agency Studying Feasibility of Healthcare Clinics at MetroLink Stations

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Energy Efficient Lighting at Virginia VA Hospital To Help Fund Additional Services

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How Healthcare FMs Achieve Energy Efficiency

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Ways to Save Energy in Healthcare Facilities, Including Heat Recovery

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How Froedtert Healthcare System Has Saved on Energy Costs

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University of Kansas Hospital Plans Expansion

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42-Year-Old Birmingham Rehabilitation Hospital to be Upgraded

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Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children Installs Rubber Flooring

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Healthcare Facility Expands Before Construction Ends

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Healthcare Leases Should Reflect Special Construction, Tenant Finish Factors

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Mayo Clinic Health's Eau Claire Expansion Project Begins

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Louisville Rehab Facility Undergoing $5.2 Million Expansion underway at facility

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How the Affordable Care Act has Affected Healthcare Real Estate Development

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Pay Attention To Utilities When Negotiating Healthcare Leases

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Rethinking Healthcare Data Centers: Piecemeal Approach Versus New

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Evaluating Data Center Rebuilding Decision with Financial Model

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2015 FMD Achievement Awards: Sustainability

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FMs Report 2016 Facility Department Staffing Plans

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Operating Budgets: Survey of 2016 Facility Plans

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Healthcare Restrooms Experiment with New Designs, Approaches, Materials

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Universal Design Restrooms Avoid Tripping Hazard, Bacteria Seam

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Location of Patient Restrooms Has Pros and Cons

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Survey: 2016 Facility Capital Budget Plans

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Healthcare Leases: Pay Close Attention to Guaranties

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Hospital Uses Utility Assessment To Begin Energy Efficiency Upgrades

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ASHE, Joint Commission collaborate on safety compliance resources

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How Lean Construction Practices Can Help Healthcare Facilities

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Lean Trend for Healthcare Facilities Moves to Building Operations

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Innovative Funding Sources Provide Upgrades to Healthcare Facilities’ Infrastructures

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Healthcare Leases: Termination Rights

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How Lean Design, Construction Techniques Trim Healthcare Costs

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Healthcare Facilities Use PPAs to Fund Infrastructure Improvements

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Healthcare Leases: Use Restrictions and Religious Directives

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Waste Management is an Important Step for Infection Control

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Healthcare Leases: Understanding HIPPA Impacts

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How An Office Building Converted To Health Care Space

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Healthcare Leases: Anti-Kickback Statute And Stark Law

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How An Office Building Converted To Health Care Space

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Renovated Space Helps Healthcare Organization With Teaming Efforts

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Live Simulation Test, Lessons Learned From Move Into New Space

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Employee Concerns Prompt Change Management Plan

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Ebola Scare Underscores Importance of Waste Management, Disposal

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Risk Assessment, Rules, Cleaning Practices Play Crucial Role

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Infection Control Is High Priority for Healthcare Facility Managers

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Infrastructure Renewal Program Helps Healthcare Facility's Sustainability Efforts

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Change Management Plan Starts During Design Stage

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To Help Healthcare Floorcoverings Meet Extreme Tests, Start With Good Substrate

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Ebola-Readiness Advice For Facility Managers

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How Healthcare Facilities Can Improve Patient Satisfaction

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New York Presbyterian's FACE Program Is Designed To Upgrade Facilities, Increase Patient Satisfaction

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Coordinate Interior Enhancement Program With Interior Guidelines To Maximize Patient Satisfaction Benefit

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External Aspects Of Healthcare Facilities Play Big Role In First Impression

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Parking Garage Experience Often Sets Patients' First Impression Of Healthcare Facilities

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Pursuing Sustainability in Healthcare Interiors is an Education

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Educating the Supply Chain Key to Sustainable Healthcare Interiors

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How Effective Change Management, Transparency Can Help With Major Changes

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Testing New Processes, Strategies Before Occupation Helps Ease Transition

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Massive Renovation Turns Old Office Space Into New Healthcare Facility

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Sustainability's Healing Touch: Incremental Steps For Healthcare

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Durability Is Key To Green Healthcare Interiors

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Green Healthcare Interiors: Tips For Specifying Materials

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Evaluating ROI For Sustainability In Healthcare Interiors

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Strategic Perspective Guides Healthcare Facility Investment Decisions

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Life Safety Code Update Brings Varied, Small Changes to Healthcare Facilities

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Challenges Face Healthcare Facilities Located Off Hospital Campus

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Changes In Health Care Bring Leaner Facility Staffs

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Team Effort Helps Make Green Health Care Design A Reality

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Space Programming Needs To Be Early Consideration In Health Care Design

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Health Care Design Needs To Take Adjacency Into Consideration

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Building Envelope Is A Significant Influence On Patient Bed Tower Design

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Central Plant Requirements Affect Health Care Construction And Operations

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Briefings: GSA Studies Reveal Energy Savings

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Green Health Care Buildings Reduce Costs, Support Patient Health

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Introducing LEED for Healthcare

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LEED for Healthcare: Construction is Focus, Not Operations

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The Buzz About LEED for Healthcare

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LEED: Focus on Health Care Facilities

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LEED for Healthcare Addresses Unique Operational Requirements

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Solid Network Can Help Facility Managers Tackle Complex Projects

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Select Northwestern Region Hospitals Can Join Energy Efficiency Campaign

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Department of Energy Focuses on Improving Energy Efficiency of Health Care Buildings

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LEED for Healthcare Public Comment Period Open

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New Version of Green Guide for Health Care Launched

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Employment And Wage Gains Decrease Likelihood of Interest Rates Cuts

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Digital Imaging Drives Health Care Design

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Better Health From Better Design?

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‘Green’ Paints Come of Age

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Getting in front of ‘green’ issues

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Maintenance of the future, today

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