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There is a culture change going on in healthcare as a result of deaths from microbial, bacterial, mold or legionella outbreaks, according to Alan L. Wozniak, president and CEO of Pure Air Control Services Inc., a Florida-based indoor air quality firm.

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Healthcare designers take a holistic approach

February 28, 2017

Designers of some medical spaces are remedying stressful situations with a more comforting environment, according to an article on the Times & Democrat website.

A more holistic approach can include mood-elevating colors and artwork and chairs angled to look out windows and softer overhead lighting.

New research is showing that a lot of clinical design norms are hard on patients. 

Bright, polished floors can be slippery and create glare. Bland color schemes aren't so much soothing as uninspiring, the article said.

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