Better Use: The David H. Koch Center For Cancer Care In Manhattan

As a longstanding leader in cancer care treatment, Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) set out to build its new outpatient facility in a manner that could serve as a model for cancer care in the 21st century. Recognizing design and technology as central to achieving that goal, MSK tapped ICrave (New York) to lead the experience design strategy at The David H. Koch Center for Cancer Care in Manhattan, having previously collaborated on MSK’s Josie Robertson Surgery Center in New York.

Together, the organizations embarked on a mission to reinvent how people experience cancer treatment within the 750,000-square-foot, 25-floor project completed in January 2020. The team started by examining experience at every turn and the myriad ways in which a patient—as well as their families and caregivers and medical teams—could have a better, more productive experience.

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PHOTO TOUR: Blossom Court, St Ann’s Hospital

In July, St Ann’s Hospital, a healthcare campus and the headquarters for Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust in London, opened the first phase of a new campus. The 46,285-square-foot, $26 million Blossom Court mental health inpatient building houses four mental health wards.

The four wards are arranged around two private courtyards, allowing abundant daylight to penetrate interior spaces and providing patients with a positive focal point as they traverse the building.

To support physical health, exercise equipment is provided in both the courtyards and the building’s terraces. As the outdoor spaces can be independently accessed, patients are able to engage in activity at the time they feel most comfortable, without staff assistance.

The building exterior is designed to integrate with future phases, including a neighboring residential community. By internalizing the outdoor spaces, the building itself provides its own secure enclosure without the need for perimeter fences.

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Sarasota Memorial Health Care System Radiation Oncology Center

Sarasota Memorial Health Care System’s new Radiation Oncology Center completes the first phase of the Brian D. Jellison Cancer Institute. In support of the Cancer Institute’s vision to provide a comprehensive care continuum, the new oncology center in Sarasota, Fla. offers patients access to premier radiation treatment, including external beam radiation services, in a comfortable, spa-like environment devoted solely to cancer care.

The 18,000-square-foot facility is equipped with two Varian TrueBeam linear accelerators that accurately pinpoint tumors, sparing healthy cells from unnecessary radiation. This cutting-edge technology ultimately facilitates faster treatments, shorter recovery periods, and improved outcomes. The center also includes a CT simulator for radiation therapy, six exam rooms, physician offices, and an integrative care suite.

Informed by critical feedback from hospital user groups and community members, the facility was planned to focus on the whole patient by integrating advanced technology with wellness elements such as a serenity garden and … Read the rest

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PHOTO TOUR: Hartford HealthCare’s Health Center at Perkins Farm

Hartford HealthCare (Hartford, Conn.) wanted to build a new ambulatory care facility to support outpatient services for heart and vascular, neurosciences, and primary care, as well as offer full external imaging services.

The three-story, 45,000-square-foot project, Hartford HealthCare’s Health Center at Perkins Farm, was brought to life in January 2020 in the seaport town of Mystic, Conn.

Designed by Perkins&Will (New York), the center is adjacent to in I-95 interstate. The form features a curved volume with white, raked horizontal panels suggestive of a ship’s hull as a homage to the historic seaside village.

At the southwest corner, a stainless-steel mesh clad stair tower delivers an interpretation of a local lighthouse to create a distinctive and meaningful presence along the highway. Concealed lighting internal to the form creates a soft glow, serving as a visual beacon on the exterior.

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CPD Opportunity for Healthcare Scientists in Scotland

The University of Glasgow is delighted to be launching a new portfolio of Upskilling Microcredential courses (fully online, with flexible access), commencing on 26th April. Thanks to Scottish Funding Council Funding, over 1,000 fully-funded places are available on these courses for learners currently domiciled in Scotland 


Registration is now open, to secure your fully-funded place. Funded places are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis, with priority given to learners who are: unemployed, furloughed, at risk of redundancy or concerned about their job security. 


These 10-week, fully-online courses are worth 10 credits at masters level and a unique opportunity to upskill, re-skill or prove your continuous professional development. Register your interest now in: 

Project Management  

Introduction to Climate Change and Carbon Literacy  

Intercultural Understanding and Emotional Resilience  

Introduction to Management and Leadership in Healthcare 


Further information on each course, including course syllabus detail, project background and how to contact

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What’s in a word? It’s all Biopsychosocial, and a part of the complex human “ecosystem”

by David Poulter

There is still a lot of confusion regarding the word “biopsychosocial”. Yes it’s a compound word made up of three other words Biological (physical), Psychological (of the mind) and Social (of the environment). The trouble is that just like the word biopsychosocial is all one, so are humans.

Clinicians constantly talk about the three elements as separate drivers of pain and health, whilst forgetting that they all apply and are often intimately connected in a causal relationship that can not be found by separating them.

It may be more appropriate to think of the human organism as an ecosystem which requires the interactions of multiple parts to maintain homeostasis and health. I have proposed that looking at humans under a microscope to try and find the cause of a health issue or a pain episode, is doomed to failure. We need to think about putting people under … Read the rest

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Knowledge Needed For Nursing Programs

Lagos is a port city located in South West corner of Nigeria. This unit provides students studying at the postgraduate level with an advanced level of experience in practical dental sedation methods and procedures, also with an overview of theoretical dental sedation methods and procedures. If you (or someone you know) are interested in finding Chinese medicine degree programs, let education within fast-growing industries like massage therapy, cosmetology, acupuncture, oriental medicine, Reiki, and others get you started! Explore career school programs ?id=6634739&goto= near you. The Community Dentistry stream is designed to support the learning activities of the students to ensure optimum benefits of their learning experience and as how it relates and affects the community. They are strategically embedded in the second and third year (BDS 1 and 2) that would lay down the foundations of evidence-based medicine. The stream consists of units that provide exercises in communication and learning … Read the rest

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RCN row continues as petitioners complain of being shut out

The Royal College of Nursing presidential election row is continuing to rumble on despite promises of an extraordinary general meeting (EGM). The college’s governing council announced yesterday that it would be calling an EGM in the near future to give members an opportunity to air…

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Emergency meeting of RCN will ‘give members space to air concerns’

An extraordinary general meeting (EGM) of the Royal College of Nursing will be convened “soon”, the chair of the college’s ruling council has announced. Dave Dawes (pictured above) said the EGM would provide members with a space to air their concerns following a stormy few…

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Covid-19 test results for care home nurses ‘consistently delayed and lost’

Care home nurses continue to struggle with access to coronavirus tests, with some reporting that results are “consistently delayed, inconclusive or even get lost”, according to a nursing union. The Royal College of Nursing has warned that, without proper testing and processes in place, the…

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