Architecture - July 2015

Design born from NICU challenge still adding improvements

The Institute for Patient-Centered Design's 2013 design competition set out to advance neonatal intensive care unit design, and results are still evolving, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website.

7/30/2015


International projects come with lessons for U.S. healthcare interior designers

International projects often focus on the importance of family

7/24/2015


Columbus hospitals focusing on ER care for elderly

Nurses, social workers, case managers, therapists and geriatricians are working more closely in the emergency department to make sure the needs of older adults are being met

7/20/2015


Visualization tools offering more options for healthcare designers

Rapid advancements in technology and software mean these tools come with even more options, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

7/16/2015


Designing for a diverse healthcare workforce

A multigenerational staff has a range of needs, working styles and priorities

7/15/2015


Hospices install comforting gardens

Facilities around the country are creating hospice gardens to bring patients closer to nature, according to an article on the Environments for Aging website

7/10/2015


Senior facilities evolving with baby boomers

One of the few constant ideas for new senior facilities is the desire for a higher level of human dignity. The heart of the environment is no longer a hospital but rather a place that has the comforts of home, according to an article on the Environments for Aging website

7/9/2015


Nurses' station design caught between therapy and safety

Best practices for nurses' station design often revolve around whether the station should be open or enclosed, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

7/8/2015


Patient room standardization urged

Patient rooms that are designed for specific populations are at risk of being obsolete almost as soon as they're built, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

7/1/2015



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