Construction and Design - June 2015

Programming beyond a healthcare facility's space needs

Beyond space needs, an architect should understand the client's culture, technology, operations, and opportunities for innovation

6/22/2015


Designing for healthcare's middle management

It's more important than ever to design a physical environment that fosters communication and collaboration at all levels, including department directors, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

6/18/2015


Impact of 'active listening' on design discussed

Architects recognized for helping create a comfortable patient experience and an optimized work environment for staff

6/17/2015


Applying Lean principles to infection prevention

The application of Lean thinking can have a significant effect on infection control, according to an article eon the Healthcare Design website

6/16/2015


Anatomy of an isolation room

Isolation rooms create a clean environment for the patient whose immune system may be compromised

6/12/2015


Designing healthcare dining spaces

Today's hospital dining areas are designed as comfortable, hospitality-inspired spaces customized for the user experience, according to Healthcare Design website

6/12/2015


Designing behavioral health facilities

Healthcare organizations are turning toward smaller-scale settings that address clients' individual needs

6/11/2015


Mobile dental clinic delivers services to offices

Studio Dental Inc. has created the 26-foot-long Studio Dental Mobile Unit to deliver dental services to offices around San Francisco, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

6/10/2015


Going beyond the ADA for healthcare facility accessibility

Simplest changes to facility plans can impact the patient experience

6/9/2015


Designing for geriatric patients

Older patients present healthcare facilities with a unique set of concerns

6/8/2015


Ohio healthcare facility upgrades sprinkler system, more

Case study on Facility Executive website, explores safety, functional and aesthetic upgrades

6/5/2015


Dealing with construction vibrations

The construction process can be extremely disruptive to ongoing healthcare operations

6/4/2015


Franciscan hospital in Indiana finishes $11 million renovation

Healthcare facility upgrades emergency and surgery departments for possible designation at trauma center

6/3/2015


Making the healthcare facility a treatment for the patient

The Hospital Microbiome Project is studying how the environment itself contributes to healthcare-associated infections, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

6/3/2015



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