5 Ways Virtual Reality is Transforming Rural Healthcare Design

Simulation showing the new waiting and registration area for the University of Minnesota Duluth Family Medicine Clinic.

By Ryan Turner, AIA, ACHA, EDAC, LEED AP Principal, Healthcare One of the most important steps in architectural design is communicating the space to the client in a way that they not only understand but also experience. Until very recently,…

The Promise of the ‘Patient Centered Medical Home Model’ for Tribal Healthcare

Lac Vieux Desert Health Center

By Rebecca Lewis, FAIA, FACHA, CID Director of Healthcare Design, Principal of DSGW Architects As architects, we design physical spaces. But as healthcare planners, we also design for human relationships. In clinics and hospitals, the “Patient-Centered Medical Home Model” is…

FirstLight Hospital breaks ground on $62 million expansion project

FirstLight Hospital

Kanabec Times June 29 marked FirstLight’s ground breaking celebration for its major phased construction project that was announced last fall. When complete, the expanded Mora campus will encompass a total of 195,000 square feet. Of that, approximately 71,000 square feet…