Architecture - August 2013
Fishers hospital is the first in Indiana to seek LEED for Healthcare certification
Architect designs buildings that serve. represent Native American culture
Planning for the Coquille Valley Hospital focused on physician recruitment, patient perception and economic impact.
The 184,600-square-foot Tyler, Texas, facility is the region's first cardiac hospital.
Facilities look beyond toilets and grab bars to wide doors and comfortable waiting room furniture
Additional "front doors" to care can reduce patient bottlenecks and long wait times.
Cypress Health Region employees in Saskatchewan took the lead in forming ideas and helping develop replacement-facility design.
New competition will focus on landscape architecture in acute care, senior living, and behavioral health facilities.
In the past, patient outcomes and satisfaction may have seemed to be at odds with efficiency and sustainability. But that is changing.
Better patient outcomes seen in facilities with well-planned and tended landscaping.
Forward-thinking design elements are good for the health of the patients as well as the health of the hospital's budget, says the chair of the Center for Health Design.
The Blue Ridge Mountains provided a beautiful backdrop, as well as challenges, for Kahler Slater architects. The new Martha Jefferson Hospital building - a replacement for the original 100-year-old facility - was named one of 2013's most beautiful hospitals.