Construction and Design - November 2014

Dealing with healthcare projects codes and standards

Engineers with healthcare experience offer tips on dealing with healthcare projects' codes and standards

11/26/2014


Vacant Mississippi rehab facility to be repurposed as Ebola unit

The University of Mississippi Medical Center's University Rehabilitation Center is being retrofitted into a biocontainment unit that can accommodate two Ebola patients

11/26/2014


Patient Room 2020 looks at future of design

A year after it was created to foster creativity in healthcare, 'Patient Room 2020' is still inspiring a range of reactions, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

11/26/2014


Oregon hospital tests therapeutic garden

Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland creates a second-floor terrace green space to test the impact of the plants on patients

11/25/2014


Florida facility focuses on Ebola prep

Flagler County hospital dedicating and segregating a part of its facility for treatment

11/24/2014


$21 million Coney Island Hospital resiliency project completed

The renovations will help protect critical equipment from extreme flooding

11/24/2014


New Wyoming facility concept addresses future growth, needs

Powell Valley Healthcare unveils concept for renovating and expanding the hospital, medical offices and care center facilities

11/21/2014


The healthcare workspace is evolving

Clinic space planning and design are changing to support an enhanced, outcome-focused patient experience, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

11/21/2014


Nature influences design of Florida cancer center

White paper discusses the ecotherapy influences on the Scully-Welsh Cancer Center

11/19/2014


Design's role in fall prevention

Fall prevention measures can include high-contrast lips on the shower edge and black toilet seats, but these measures often meet with resistance, according to a blog on the Environments for Aging website

11/19/2014


Baby boomers are influencing senior facility design

Three trends are emerging: User-driven design, nature-inspired healing and greater diversity in flooring

11/19/2014


Michigan hospital opens natural birthing center

The center includes six private birthing suites equipped with large hydrotherapy tubs, massaging shower heads and other amenities for natural labor and delivery

11/18/2014


Designing for elderly patients

Creating environments that positively consider changes in the mind and body of the elderly patient is critical, according to an article on the Environments for Aging website

11/18/2014


Take a photo tour of Providence emergency department

The renovation of the Miriam Hospital's emergency department included replacing curtained bays with private exam rooms for better infection control, patient privacy, and noise reduction, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

11/18/2014


Cancer center has two-story indoor garden

The garden in the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's Yawkey Center for Cancer Care in Boston features seasonal flowers, shrubs and plants, including stands of bamboo that are nurtured by grow lamps in the ceiling

11/18/2014


Despite outpatient push, patient room design still crucial

Healthcare trends are inspiring the reinvention of the patient room, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website.

11/17/2014


UT Southwestern builds new hospital in Dallas

The new facility replaces the 50-year-old St. Paul University Hospital

11/14/2014


Successful patient room effectiveness depends on unit design

The efficiency of unit, availability of equipment, travel distance and sight lines to patients should be considered, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

11/14/2014


Four storm-damaged NYC hospitals to get $1.6 billion

Public hospitals in flood-prone parts of the city are getting federal funds to protect them from Superstorm Sandy-like damage

11/13/2014


ASID developing tool to clarify sustainability questions

New online tool will try to help design professionals understand existing green guidelines and how they work together, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

11/13/2014


R.I. ambulatory facility achieves LEED Gold

Kent Ambulatory Services Pavilion in Warwicke used recycled local materials and energy-efficient lighting

11/13/2014


Understanding design implications of healthcare reform's next step

The recently implemented CMS Hospital-Acquired Condition Reduction Program is tied to quality outcomes and mandated by the Affordable Care Act, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

11/12/2014


Detroit-area hospital plans $160M expansion

Botsford Hospital will create private rooms to replace double and triple rooms that date back to the 1960s

11/12/2014


Tampa ER designed for comfort

Florida Hospital Tampa ER also makes 'maximum efficiency' a top priorities

11/11/2014


Building automation systems can help cut costs

Administrators can use data to better manage energy comsumption, cost of healthcare facilities

11/11/2014


Private rooms for infants gains support

The movement toward private rooms for NICU babies has recently gained momentum, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

11/11/2014


Balancing safety and independence

Senior care facilities with fall-prone populations are trying to balance safety and their residents' desire to live as they choose

11/10/2014


Controlling MRI noise and vibration

One of the first steps in evaluating the suitability of a new space for an MRI is the assessment of floor vibration

11/10/2014


Vail hospital mulling location of helipad

Current transportation options are too far from the Colorado facility, according to hospital officials

11/7/2014


Environmental psychology in wayfinding design

Article discusses making wayfinding part of the early design process in healthcare facilities

11/7/2014


Hospital builds stronger ED after storm

NYU Langone Medical Center integrated the emergency department into the campus flood mitigation plans, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

11/6/2014


Case study: maximizing surgery center flow

The Okyanos Heart Institute in Freeport, Bahamas, was designed to accommodate clinical requirements and patient comfort

11/6/2014


Vermont psych facility rebuilds after hurricane

Rebuilding Vermont State Hospital offered opportunities to bring facility into the 21st century, according to an article on the Behavioral Healthcare website

11/5/2014


Nashville facility integrates behavioral, primary care

Centerstone of Tennessee was deigned to to decrease any discomfort patients might feel in seeking behavioral care, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website.

11/5/2014


Consolidating health services boon to medical office market

Health systems are increasingly consolidating services into large, new medical office buildings near population centers

11/4/2014


Dallas experiencing hospital-building boom

New hospitals are replacing aging facilities and meeting the demands of a growing population

11/4/2014


Evaluating design research tools

Secondary data, photo journaling, questionnaires among tools a healthcare designer can use to evaluate a project, according to a blog on the Healthcare Design website

11/4/2014


Georgia facility project based on evidence-based design

WellStar Paulding Hospital built replacement hospital using the best available evidence to make decisions that would lead to the desired outcomes, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

11/3/2014



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