Construction and Design - September 2013

Take a photo tour of Mercy Health - Rookwood Medical Center

Cincinnati health center project's highly visible location came with it's own set of challenges

9/30/2013


Honored hospice design focuses on resident-centered care

Private conversation area for families, residential style restrooms contribute to homey feel

9/25/2013


Bridgeport Hospital builds new plaza to improve safety of entrance

The $5 million project includes greenery, a sheltered walkway and a water sculpture

9/25/2013


Are hospitals getting too posh?

With some new healthcare facilities becoming harder to differentiate from hotels - how is cost, care effected?

9/25/2013


Renovation of Stanford's Hoover Pavilion balances preservation and practicality

Space houses clinics, physicians’ offices, a health library, and a pharmacy

9/24/2013


Energy savings project reveals potential hospital catastrophe

The potential hazard that was overlooked for 20 years was scary, but not unusual

9/23/2013


India hospital planted in a garden setting

Tata Medical Center designed to be open, transparent, and welcoming

9/20/2013



Take a photo tour of LourdesCare facility in N.J.

The 55,000-square-foot ambulatory care center was converted from a vacant supermarket

9/20/2013


Design of Alaskan clinic reflects culture of patients

Building 'shouts' the Athabascan culture in its colors, forms and artwork

9/18/2013


Outpatient and research facility designed to encourage foot traffic

Boston building built like a busy city to encourage unplanned encounters and random meetings

9/17/2013


Singapore launches green building initiative

Agency study shows retrofitted buildings already saving $24 million a year

9/17/2013


Healthcare building facades create a positive first impression

Four examples of inspiring designs make an immediate connection with patients

9/17/2013


Recycling big-box retail into sustainable healthcare space

Deconstructing a facility can present more challenges than starting from scratch

9/17/2013


Singapore hospital designed with a 'Four Seasons' influence

Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital, specializing in heart and vascular treatment, neurosciences, orthopedics, and surgery, aspires to be 'hospital of the future'

9/16/2013


Palliative care unit designs focus on calm and comfort

Quiet, homelike atmostphere key to de-stressing patients and families

9/16/2013


Maintaining attractive design elements key to patient satisfaction

Budget limitations another reason to purchase and manage furnishings cost-effectively

9/13/2013


Stricter hospital alarm rules will start in 2014

'Alarm fatigue' blamed for change in Joint Commission regulations

9/12/2013


The operating room is redefined as new technologies emerge

Careful planning and design can benefit patient care and cost efficiency

9/12/2013


Restroom design can influence perception of facility

Poor design choices can create a bad first impression

9/11/2013


Boston rehab hospital designed to be as inclusive, sustainable and accessible

Architectural details reflect waterfront location as play a role in patients' healing process

9/11/2013


Design-build renovations can cut costs, problems in hospital projects

Design-build avoids potential problems by enabling coordination before construction, which can save money and time

9/6/2013


Cancer patients' special needs drive design decisions

A soothing environment can help mitigate stress, raise comfort levels and create better psychological health

9/5/2013


Green healthcare design's big price tag largely a myth

Study shows cost increase of 1-2 percent for LEED certified projects

9/5/2013


Sound-absorbing ceiling tile can help improve hospital acoustics

Technology, planning and design choices can also help avoid noise in patient rooms

9/4/2013


Conversion of retail sites to healthcare has a price

Convenient locations may increase patient buy-in to wellness

9/3/2013



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