Finding the right information

The Center for Health Design offers resources that will help separate the noise from the signals, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Centralized team areas need to be designed for efficiency and collaboration

The idea is to gather information, services and resources


Pediatric facility architect relies on family input

Giving parents plentiful outlets in a waiting room to keep their phones charged, can transform a hospital experience, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Michigan healthcare facility design aces test of time

ACHA 2017 Legacy Project Award winner still groundbreaking


Healthcare facilities make nature part of healing process

The beneficial impact of nature as a healing element is well-documented


Good design can future-proof healthcare facilities

Design can reduce distractions, standardize equipment and supply location and provide adequate space for documentation and work areas


Healthcare built environments being created in convenient retail locations

Adapting buildings in former retail spaces requires significant infrastructure upgrades and collaboration with property managers, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Cancer center designed to improve patient experience

Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute was designed to allow natural light throughout the building


Outpatient healthcare design looking to retail and hospitality

Facilities getting a fresh look that caters to the new lifestyle design trend


Bad hospital design can be unhealthy

Doctor says he is struck daily by how much better hospitals could be designed


Facility design can support autism treatment

Environments should be respectful, flexible and soothing. They should balance safety and regulatory concerns, according to an article on the Behavioral Healthcare Executive website


Decentralized nursing units may hurt collaboration

Decentralized nursing unit put nurses closer to the patients and can eliminate visibility issues


Some healthcare facilities making their ICUs more family-friendly

Accommodating family can lead to better outcomes


Pediatric behavioral health facilities balance dignity, safety

The ideal environment also considers how family members feel when they walk through the front door


Healthcare design can transform care

Buildings must enable and support a healthcare provider's response to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) mandates for safety, superior quality and lower costs


Project Wellness blends fitness, medical care, wellness

The project also creates space for Winter Park Health Foundation to collaborate with other not-for-profits and groups to promote community health


Healthcare design heals with help from nature

One constant that runs through best designs is green space


Trends affecting behavioral healthcare design

Design can help reduce stigma and address the needs of patients’ physical and mental well-being, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Free infographic on healthcare facility floor plans available

Downloadable graphic breaks down the traits of a successful hospital flooring plan


Designing for team-based healthcare

Care teamwork areas feature collaborative space with ample natural light and provide separation from the exam areas



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