Architecture - October 2015

Cancer center design trends address new treatment needs

New treatments must be supported by differently designed treatment and equipment rooms, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

10/30/2015


Will the new 'house call' effect facility planning

A 2012 showed an increase in positive outcomes for home healthcare patients compared to hospitalized patients, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

10/27/2015


Designing to meet Boomers' needs

Healthcare design professionals need to rely on knowledge-based design because a mature research and evidence-based design repository doesn’t yet exist, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

10/26/2015


Healthcare buildings play a role in the overall resilience of a community

Designers must create spaces that are part of a larger conversation on how cities are designed and the role healthcare buildings play in the larger plan, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

10/20/2015


Location options for patient restrooms bring own challenges

Patient restrooms can be located either along the interior wall (inboard) or the exterior wall (outboard)

10/15/2015


Clemson researchers get grant to design safer, smarter hospital operating room

Team will design, develop and test various design and systems solutions and will implement these new ideas in surgical environments

10/14/2015


Healthcare facilities experiment with new restroom designs

One example is the growing use of prefabricated toilet rooms

10/13/2015


Designing surgical spaces to last

Surgery departments must be especially adaptable to accommodate fast advancements in medicine and technology, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

10/9/2015


Healthcare design gold standard now focuses on patients

Focus on evidence-based design helps reduce stress and support patient comfort with more homelike features, better lighting, and views of nature, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

10/8/2015


Behavioral healthcare facilities for kids evolving

Seattle Children's Hospital's Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Unit was designed with the private patient bedrooms with accommodations for parents, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

10/7/2015


Southern California medical offices built to withstand wind

A 350-foot wall's undulating pattern is designed to slow down wind speeds as they reach campus and to shield patients and visitors from the gusts

10/2/2015



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