CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR VERY OWN JIM DIAZ
November 13, 2016
ACHA awarded the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award to James R. Diaz, FAIA, FACHA, at the ACHA Annual Luncheon during the Healthcare Design Expo + Conference in Houston on November 13, 2016.
DESIGN FOR EFFICIENCY IN HEALTHCARE FACILITIES
August 16, 2016
Achieving operational economy through facility design is the central focus of designing for efficiency in healthcare facilities. The economies can impact building size and shape as well as staff savings. The staff savings are sometimes related to helping nurses spend more time at a patient’s bed side as well as opportunities to reduce the total number of staff needed to operate a hospital.
RETURNING LEADERSHIP IN SEATTLE
Jason McCleary returns to KMD as a Healthcare Principal after 10 years. He will be based in our Seattle office developing Healthcare work in the Pacific Northwest region.
PATIENT CENTERED CARE
January 14, 2016
Patient-centered care has become a phrase repeated often as one of the tenets of successful healthcare delivery, and its overuse has led to misuse in its application on efforts to move towards a model of patient-centered care.
MEET OUR NEWEST HIRE, JONATHAN GRAY
November 25, 2015
KMD welcomes Jon Gray in the role of Director at KMD’s San Francisco Office. Jon has over 25 years of experience with medical and academic facilities, providing operations and project management, and design team leadership...
DESIGNING FOR MIDDLE EAST RESPIRATORY SYNDROME (MERS)—
AIRBORNE INFECTIOUS ISOLATION PATIENT FACILITIES: A CASE STUDY
November 18, 2015
The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus first appeared in Saudi Arabia in April 2012, and while found throughout the Arabian Peninsula, 85% of the cases identified have been in Saudi Arabia. Of these, 67% have been in the Al-Ahsa region of the Eastern Province, in which the city of Dammam is located. In addition to MERS, tuberculosis is also not uncommon in the region. The travel in and out of the area by the large population of foreign workers who come to the oil fields of the Eastern Province has the potential to rapidly spread MERS to all parts of the globe.
NEW HIRE | August, 2015
KMD embraces Kavinder Singh as a key member of our senior leadership in the role of Executive Vice President. Although an architect by training, Singh has spent the majority of his 31 year tenure on the construction side of the building industry...