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    Sponsored Content: Metro Health Hospital Reflects New Design Trends

    adThe new Metro Health Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan, is a shining example of the new trend in health-care design. Not only has the facility followed green-building standards to achieve LEED certification, but it also incorporates evidence-based design principles that suggest patient recovery rates improve if hospitals offer a pleasant, relaxing environment similar to a hospitality setting.

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    Door and hardware distributor S.A. Morman was influential in the selection of products and worked with the project architect to address the owner’s security concerns. With just over 2,000 openings, Metro Health Hospital required careful attention to the specification requirements for each doorway. “We felt that on a project of this size, we needed quality products with strong customer service,” said Julie Chicklon Project Manager for S.A. Morman. “In the end, both proved to be true and were key reasons why the job was successful.”

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