Construction and Design

Healthcare color trends for 2018

More healthcare systems are being influenced by residential design


Door panels tell residents' stories at Canadian nursing home

Residents of Nashwaak Villa are personalizing their doors with large decals


Neonatal intensive care units are being reborn

Neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) are evolving from compact, multipatient-room environments to expansive, all-private-room settings, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Healthcare redesigns focusing on tech

Patient-experience focus informing redesign strategies


Quebec hospital interior designed to humanize the environment

The design also focuses on wayfinding, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Study suggests alternative placement for toilet room grab bars

When designing for accessibility, one of the first considerations that comes to mind is the grab bar, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


White paper on flooring performance available

Study at Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children discusses floor performance


Hospitals honored for heating pipeline project

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was awarded Sustainability Project of the Year


Remote healthcare locations lead to a new design strategy

As healthcare services moving outward, design considerations are evolving


Gov. says Buffalo children's hospital reflects new mentality

New facility incorporates modern features that reflect advances in healthcare design


Addressing fall risk with patient room design

A 2017 study uses a simulation-based approach to evaluate the biomechanics of falls to identify risk associated with physical design strategies, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


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



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