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New director brings new vision

New director brings new vision

Personal experience helps shape focus of breast cancer program. By Courtney Bisig From prevention and early detection to the latest in breast cancer treatment, the Norton Cancer Institute Breast Health Program is uniquely designed to care for the specific needs of women with breast cancer and related conditions. Combining the latest cancer-fighting technology with renowned patient navigation and support services, the breast health

CenteringPregnancy empowers women with high-risk pregnancies

By Elizabeth Adams With pillows propped behind their backs and workbooks in hand, a group of women in their third trimesters of pregnancy gathered at UK HealthCare’s Polk Dalton Clinic. They took turns meeting privately with a midwife. They chatted about baby movements with nurses, who measured their blood pressures. Then they formed a circle to discuss topics such as signs of labor, benefits of breastfeeding and

Eighth annual MediStar Awards introduces new format, awards and recognition.

The eighth annual MediStar Awards introduced many new changes this year, to the delight of attendees. The exclusive event held on May 13, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Louisville, kicked off with a Volunteers of the Year reception provided by new partner, Community Health Charities. After which, attendees, and the more than 30 honorees joined MediStar guests for a pre-MediStar Awards’ ceremony cocktail reception. Guests noshed on

Bariatric design strategies

Evidence-based design respects the dignity of obese patients. By Thomas Hammer Hospitals are struggling with ways to serve the growing number of obese patients. As a result, healthcare systems are turning to design professionals for bariatric design strategies to accommodate the additional services these patients will require. In addition, healthcare organizations are being forced to change their delivery of care model in addition to the

Why I became a healthcare architect

Building a commitment to the community isn’t just a passion, but a career. By Sydney Goetz I am a healthcare architect. My little Rotary badge categorizes me that way. I never mention that I am just an architect. That just sounds naked to me. I really can’t say when I started using the term healthcare architect, but I can say that my affection with

Do construction contracts require compliance with applicable healthcare laws?

Yes. Here’s why. By Brian A. Veeneman Your organization is building a new healthcare facility. There are so many things to think about when planning for the project—funding, project delivery methods, facility space use and design, how healthcare reform affects the future use of the facility, hiring numerous consultants, hiring the right contractor—the list goes