Construction and Design

Hospitals to improve access for persons with disabilities

N.Y. facillites to make changes as part of lawsuit settlement


Today's medical office design emphasizes efficiency and aesthetics

New facilities offer patients a tranquil, relaxing and beautiful environment


St. Barnabas Medical Center stresses safety, privacy in design

CEO discusses the strategy behind hospital's new family pavilion


Adapting to changes in healthcare design

Strategies can guard hospitals against obsolescence


Healthcare design issues can particularly affect the elderly

Much research on environments for the aging can be applied to hospital design, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Calif. hospital designed to reduce clinician stress

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford asked children, families, employees and medical staff for input


Akron children’s hospital designed to consolidate services

Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley campus consolidates service offerings previously located at multiple locations, according to a photo tour on the Healthcare Design website


Storage wards: Selecting the right storage, shelving and organization solutions in a healthcare environment

The challenges of a healthcare environment make designing and integrating the right shelving and storage solutions critically important


Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia builds safe haven unit

Evidence-based design was used to choose design features proven to have a positive effect on the emotional state of patients, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Toronto healthcare facility gets funding for going green

Toronto Hydro rewards Michael Garron Hospital for energy-efficiency


Walter Reed National Military Medical Center gets LED lighting retrofit

The project may stand as the largest LED lighting retrofit for a hospital


Having a vision to withstand disaster

Design outcomes of this vision include generators that keep air conditioning functioning and glass designed to withstand significant impact from debris


Design and effective decontamination can help prevent spread of infection in healthcare facilities

Skåne University Hospital used knowledge about construction from the time before antibiotics


Pa. veteran hospital employees say fumes made them ill

Medical staff at the James E. Van Zandt Medical Center in Altoona say they're afraid for their safety


Healthcare energy use/strategies illustrated

Infographic includes statistics regarding energy usage in healthcare facilities and the adoption rate of various energy-saving technologies and strategies.


N.Y. hospital ED earns LEED Gold

Northwell Health’s Huntington Hospital emergency department focuses on water use reduction


N.J. Board of Public Utilities OKs energy efficiency programs

PSE&G will continue its Hospital Efficiency Program, Residential Multifamily Housing Efficiency Program, and Direct Install Program


Facility managers working to achieve energy efficiency and sustainability

Energy efficiency is often one of the easiest ways to improve a healthcare facility's bottom line


Upper floors of St. Louis healthcare facility coming under scrutiny

BJC HealthCare’s new building is still under construction


Setting the standard in sustainable design

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford embraces holistic design elements


VA to refine construction grant rules

New regulations designed to benefit veterans in rural areas


Open for new opportunities

The growing role of door hardware in healthcare facilities design


Creating timeless pediatric health environments

Report calls pediatric environments 'incubators for hospital design innovation'


Waiting room flooring: Combining patient comfort, aesthetics and function

The balance between function and aesthetics can be difficult to strike in the waiting room of healthcare facilities


The future of healthcare architecture amid political uncertainty

Healthcare providers are struggling with long-term planning


Key elements for a healthy medical lounge

Doctors-only rooms are increasingly rare today


Moving frontline staff to the epicenter of facility design

To design facilities that can support optimal care delivery, healthcare organizations need to rely on the perspective of those in the know


Health system to transform D.C. hospital into ‘health village’

Providence Health is turning its 408-bed hospital in northwest D.C. into a multiuse, walkable campus


Remodeled California healthcare facility a one-stop shop

Tehama County Health Services Agency building integrates clinic services


Blighted New Orleans hospital is being cleaned out

Lindy Boggs Medical Center is being prepared for redevelopment


Healthcare facilities lauded for cutting energy consumption

ASHE names Barnesville Hospital in Ohio the 2017 Energy Champion


Greening hospitals can save money

The TRCA has helped 60 hospitals cut a combined 100,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions, saving close to $28 million.



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