Browsing All posts tagged under »simulation«

Do We Pay for Precision?

August 15, 2014


Earlier this week, I had the occasion to visit Milwaukee.  The trip was a mixture of business and pleasure. Including the airline arrival, I was able to sample four separate modes of transportation by limiting myself to the urban core during my stay. What I noticed from each of the experiences was how drastically they differed based on my […]

Right-Sizing at Scale: Is It Possible?

July 8, 2014


Two weeks ago, I had the privilege of touring the new Exempla St. Joseph replacement hospital in Denver. The project is known there as St. Joe Heritage or simply “Heritage”. Designed by ZGF with local architectural participation, and constructed by Mortenson, with local construction participation, it is massive—at one time the largest healthcare project in […]

Outside Leadership Welcome in HC, Finally

February 6, 2014


In my opinion, the Advisory Board promulgated one of the most important articles on healthcare in the past five years last week.  The article in question was titled “Hospital CEO Wanted:  No Healthcare Experience Needed“. The promise, not premise, of this article is: healthcare now has an appetite for ideas outside its industry.  Furthermore, these […]

Selling Hope (of Deliverance)

November 20, 2013


Since my last post, I had been very occupied as the chair of a large event for our AIA Jacksonville chapter. It was virtually a part-time job and I ceased everything outside of my real job for about two months. Luckily, the event was a success and is passed. Last evening I returned from the […]

Ignorance…Definitely Not HC Bliss

September 19, 2013


I take criticism very seriously.  As an architecture student, I was well-prepared by the design studio jury process to field almost any negative attack on my design (or me) regardless of relevance. Perhaps the most biting piece I’ve ever received was this: “You don’t know what you don’t know.”  It is the kind of comment […]

Revisiting Disaster Preparedness

November 2, 2012


After a natural disaster like “Superstorm” / Hurricane Sandy, it makes perfect sense to examine if a company or institution has disaster planning protocol in place. Although Florida was mercifully spared the wrath of Sandy, hospitals here are once again revisiting the subject. Given the recent spate of hurricanes, tornadoes, and terrorist attacks, I am […]

Data Driven Healthcare Design

October 31, 2012


The World Series just wrapped up, and a Bay Area team won, but not mine. I am an Oakland Athletics fan, and the A’s were eliminated in the playoffs this year by the Detroit Tigers, who played opposite the San Francisco Giants, the new World Series champions. The Oakland A’s are best known over the […]