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QUALITY CARE, TECHNOLOGY, AND EMPATHY: Q & A with Judith Kratka of Abington-Jefferson Health

  Much has changed in the healthcare landscape over the course of 30 years. And Judith Kratka has seen it all. Kratka is the corporate director of facilities planning and sustainability at Abington Health, which combined with Jefferson in May 2015 to become Abington – Jefferson Health. Abington – Jefferson Health encompasses its flagship hospital, Abington Hospital in Abington, PA and Abington – Lansdale Hospital in Hatfield Township, PA, as well as six outpatient campuses, three urgent care centers, physician offices and outpatient facilities providing expert medical care in Bucks, Montgomery...

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Cutting-edge healthcare takes a cutting-edge facility. The new Medical Behavioral Unit at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is just that kind of place—the first in the country to specialize in patients with primarily acute medical issues who also have behavioral health needs. “This kind of project has never been built before. It was a completely custom job, down to the doors and screws.” says LF Driscoll project manager Vincent Collura. Led by LF Driscoll, the project involved renovating 11,000sf of an existing building into this special combination of features and processes,...

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RESTING EASY IN DALLAS Children’s Health Sleep Disorders Center

It was a classic case of good news/bad news when Children’s Health determined to open a new pediatric sleep disorders center near their Dallas campus. The good news was an unused existing building was available right on the edge of campus. The bad news? The building sits along active railroad tracks. Needless to say, building a sleep center along train tracks is a daunting challenge. But working with Children’s Health and Array Architects, Structure Tone Southwest’s Dallas team was able to make it work. How? First, the STSW team had built a...

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IPD in Action: Building the Pavilion at Penn Medicine

This spring, Penn Medicine announced what it calls the “largest capital project in Penn’s history,” and Philadelphia’s “most sophisticated and ambitious healthcare building project.” The new Penn Medicine Pavilion will ultimately house 500 patient rooms and 47 operating rooms across its 17 floors and 1.5 million square feet. And while the $1.5-billion effort is already poised to take healthcare construction to new lengths, it’s also blazing new territory as one of the largest projects on the East Coast to design and build through an integrated project delivery (IPD) approach. LF Driscoll is...

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