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Wellness Centers: A Guide for the Design Professional (Wiley Series in Healthcare and Senior Living Design)
Bringing together the best aspects of ambulatory care, complementary medicine, and fitness clubs under one roof, wellness centers are poised to become an essential vehicle of healthcare delivery for the 21st century. Although wellness-based programs have been instituted by nearly every hospital system in North America, very little has been published on this rapidly emerging building type.81% (14)
Wellness Centers enables design professionals and others to understand the fitness and healthcare requirements of these facilities, and to address them effectively in their work.
Providing essential insights into balancing the healthcare and retail demands of wellness centers, Joan Whaley Gallup reviews every step of the planning and development process, addressing project assessment, financing, programming, and marketing. She draws on her extensive expertise in creating wellness centers to cover a full range of development and design considerations, including design guidelines for lobby/waiting areas, clinical space, administrative areas, pools, saunas, and indoor gardens. Finally, an inspiring project portfolio profiles an impressive roster of successful wellness centers from around the world.
With useful information on code compliance, plus floor plans, schematic designs, and more, this book is a vital professional resource for anyone involved in wellness center design, planning, or management.
"The wellness center is the most positive, nurturing, life-affirming building type ever to evolve in the history of healthcare facilities design. . . . By turning inside out the trends of past centuries, we can now focus on wellness. We can create buildings that will nurture and sustain us, healing environments that will serve to support happy, life-enhancing activities. Centers for wellness are centers for life."-from the Preface
The first book of its kind, Wellness Centers offers design professionals and others complete cutting-edge coverage of these complex new facilities, from planning and development issues to design guidelines and case examples of successful wellness centers from around the world. Written by an architect with extensive experience in the field, this book provides a firm foundation in wellness center design, planning, and management-essential reading for anyone involved in this rapidly growing area of healthcare design.
2010 New Plans for Bristol's historic Redcliffe area have been unveiled
Plans for offices, homes and a hotel as part of a major development aimed at reviving the heart of Bristol's historic Redcliffe area have been unveiled. Developer CEREP Redcliffe Sarl wants to knock down derelict warehouses and industrial buildings in St Thomas Street and replace them with a mixed-use development including a central public square. Bristol City Council is considering the application for the two-acre site, which is bordered by Three Queens Lane and Redcliff Street. Under the plans, four buildings up to eight storeys high would feature two office blocks with 16,000sq ft of space, 164 one and two-bedroom flats, a 250-room hotel, student accommodation, a medical centre and shops. They would replace old buildings formerly used as a timber storage yard, including premises previously occupied by Patterson's and Pilkington's, and would be built above a basement car park with 60 spaces, 70 cycle spaces and 10 motorbike spaces. The developers, part of the Carlyle Group, hope the planned public square, new pedestrian routes, extra seating, street trees, narrowed streets and shops will encourage more people into the area. A statement, submitted with the application by GVA Grimley on behalf of the applicants, says: "The proposals are ideally suited to meeting the demands and pressures of the site, local area and region in a sustainable way. "It is a unique opportunity to deliver a high-quality mixed-use scheme, which should not be missed. "The proposals will not only provide a sensitive and sustainable redevelopment of this site but will also facilitate improvements to the public realm, education, community facilities, and visual amenity of this part of Redcliffe." Consultation on the plans with groups including community organisation Redcliffe Futures and the Bristol Civic Society has been under way since July 2008 and designs have been revised since then. The Carlyle Group bought the site from Persimmon Homes in 2007. The development would be part of the "Redcliffe Village" project for offices, homes and community facilities in an area bounded by Redcliff Street, St Thomas Street, Thomas Lane and Three Queens Lane. Outline planning permission for the village was given in 2002 and lasts until 2012. St Thomas Street, Three Queens Lane and Redcliff Street, which are used as shortcuts by commuters, will all be narrowed as part of the whole project. Redcliffe Village, which was designed to be built in 11 phases, was expected to create more than 660 apartments, eight live-in studio workshops, offices, a creche, a health and fitness centre, shops and restaurants. It is hoped that a ?750,000 footbridge linking Redcliffe with Welsh Back will be built as part of the project. Work to build a new ?25-million Bristol Civil Courts Centre in Redcliff Street is already under way. Last year, plans from developer Midshires Estates for a five-storey block of flats on the old Gas World showroom in Redcliff Street were refused because they were too high and too large. The decision on CEREP Redcliffe Sarl's application, which asks for detailed permission for the office buildings and outline permission for the rest of the development, is expected to be made by March. 2010 New hotel to go up near Temple Meads in Bristol ?BRITAIN’S fastest-growing hotel chain is set to build a new 151-bed Travelodge in Bristol’s city centre. The six-storey ?8.5 million hotel will be built on the corner of Mitchell Lane and St Thomas Street, which is only five minutes’ walk from Temple Meads railway station. It will also be close to the new office quarter in Temple Quay and the Redcliff area, which is currently undergoing several regeneration projects. Work on the new hotel, which is expected to create 40 jobs, is due to be completed within 12 months. It will include a basement car park, a ground floor which has planning permission for retail, office, leisure and health care and five upper floors. Travelodge already has two hotels in the city, in Anchor Road near the docks and at Cribbs Causeway near the M5, but needs extra space due to growing demand. Travelodge spokesman Steve Tyler said: “We are delighted to have secured a hotel in such a strong location in the heart of Bristol’s city centre, close to Temple Meads and all the first-class amenities that Bristol has to offer.” Andrew Batchelor, a partner with Hartnell Taylor Cook independent commercial property consultants, said: “Bristol’s economy continues to buck the national market with sustained confidence in its performance as a regional centre and destination for future business. “This pre-let demonstrates the strength of the region and shows development remains achievable if the developer has the experience and the track record and a quality tenant can be identified.” Richard Dean for CB Richard Ellis Investors, an international real estate investment management firm, said: “This site has been a challenge for us but we arLe Jour ni l'Heure : Vancouver, Marine Building (1929-1930), Burrard Street, par John Young McCarter (1886-1881) et George Colvil Nairne (1884-1953), dimanche 13 avril 2008, 21:52:47
Marine Building McCarter and Nairne architects, 1929-30. West Hastings Street facade, Vancouver. Inspired by New York's Chrysler Building, it was Vancouver's first "modern" skyscraper and its tallest until 1939 (photo by Hellmut W. Schade). McCarter Nairne was a Vancouver-based firm of architects and engineers. This long-lived design firm was founded by John Y. McCarter (b at Victoria, BC 12 Aug 1886; d at Vancouver 12 May 1981) and George C. Nairne (b at Inverness, Scotland 14 Nov 1884; d at Vancouver 23 Apr 1953). Before entering practice on his own in 1912, McCarter trained in the Victoria and Vancouver offices of architect Thomas Hooper (1857-1935), who in this period designed Vancouver's Courthouse addition as well as numerous other government buildings, office blocks, houses and churches throughout British Columbia. Nairne took architectural education and articles in Inverness, Scotland, before emigrating to Vancouver via New York and Seattle. They both served overseas in WORLD WAR I, then briefly held various positions before establishing their partnership in Vancouver in 1921. They began by designing houses and small apartment buildings. A breakthrough was the 1924 commission for the six-storey Devonshire Apartments, which were situated on a prominent downtown site. The next five years found the firm very busy designing, among other projects, the new Spencer's department store and two of Vancouver's first SKYSCRAPERS - the Medical Dental Building (demolished 1988) and the Marine Building. Interior Marine Building Marine Building, Interior Vancouver, BC, McCarter and Nairne architects, 1929-30 (photo by Leonard Frank, 1930, courtesy Vancouver Public Library/PN 12011). The latter two buildings were exemplary essays in the Art Deco style popular in North America in the 1920s and 1930s. Both buildings had grand arched portals leading to spectacular lobbies encrusted with decoration. The Medical Dental Building became a landmark partly due to the three large terra cotta nurses that graced the corners where the building stepped back at the tenth floor. The Marine Building is a comprehensive essay in Art Deco with its setbacks, verticality and ornate terra cotta detailing. The decorative scheme portrays West Coast history and nature; at the time of its construction the architects described the Marine Building as "some great crag rising from the sea, clinging with sea flora and fauna." Despite these stylistic achievements, the firm always emphasized economic efficiency in planning, design and usage. In his later years, McCarter was averse to discussing the different styles used by the firm, insisting instead on the modernist primacy of the rational plan. Indeed, because of the loss of rentable floor space, McCarter argued unsuccessfully with the city against the legislated setbacks on the Medical Dental Building. Unlike most architectural firms, McCarter Nairne managed to keep working through the GREAT DEPRESSION and war years, largely on government contracts. Their emphasis on the science of economic design was no doubt attractive to the few clients that could afford to build in these years. During WORLD WAR II the firm assumed responsibility for federal wartime housing and urban development in British Columbia, which included several town centres. McCarter's government work led to a Crown appointment as Director of the newly formed Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation (now CANADA MORTGAGE AND HOUSING CORPORATION). The firm was busy during the postwar years designing factories, warehouses, workers housing, banks, schools and other buildings important to the province's booming economy. One of the firm's most significant contracts of this era was the massive, modernist General Post Office (1952-58) in downtown Vancouver. For this one-block-square facility, McCarter Nairne applied advanced technologies such as the large-span welded steel frame and vehicle-sized elevators. The Post Office was the last project involving the two original partners. The firm continued in operation until 1982 under Ronald S. Nairne (1923-84), William Leithead (1920-94) and other partners, specializing in industrial, institutional, and commercial buildings. An inventory of the firm's buildings, "McCarter and Nairne: Significant B.C. Projects" has been prepared by the Canadian Architectural Archives at the University of Calgary (1995). Author DAVID MONTEYNE
To succeed in today's medical front office, you need a resource that will help you learn not only the principles of medical office administration but also how to apply your factual knowledge to the many complex scenarios that may arise in the medical office environment. Reflecting Brenda Potter's first-hand experience as an active instructor, Medical Office Administration: A Worktext, 2nd Edition combines instruction and application to help you develop the knowledge and skills you need to think critically and respond confidently to the challenges you'll encounter on the job. It includes procedures to be used with Medisoft Version 14 which allows you to practice the day-to-day activities as if you were in an actual office setting. An optional upgrade package is available which includes a Medisoft Version 14 Student software CD (package ISBN: 978-1-4377-0315-3).See also:
The engaging worktext format reinforces chapter content and encourages you to apply what you've learned to real-world case studies, critical thinking exercises, role-playing exercises, and collaborative learning activities.
Written in a conversational writing style, making reading and absorbing the material easier and more enjoyable.
Real-world examples offer practical insight from the front lines of medical office administration.
Sample administrative procedures provide realistic practice managing common tasks with real-world office management software. An optional upgrade package includes the MediSoft Version 14 Student CD you can use for additional independent practice.
Provides more in-depth coverage of patient diversity than any other medical office text.
Key terms are defined throughout each chapter and in greater detail in a comprehensive glossary to clarify important concepts.
Procedure boxes throughout the book offer step-by-step instructions on how to perform specific administrative tasks.
Procedure Checklists, based on CAAHEP competencies, spell out the individual steps required to complete a full range of administrative procedures.
Evolve online features include interactive terminology flash cards, chapter review exercises, content updates, and Web links for additional reading.
HIPAA Hints boxes throughout the text familiarize you with essential state and federal compliance regulations you'll encounter in practice.
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