Construction and Design

Chattanooga hospital brings playground inside

Erlanger Children's Hospital Outpatient Center installs trucks for children to explore

7/16/2018


Flooring can solve acoustic challenges in senior living

Patients being pushed on wheelchairs, linen and food carts and refuse containers can create noise pollution

7/13/2018


Research, evidence key to building safer, more welcoming hospitals

A recent study of the design of operating rooms reveals how research-informed design can improve safety and performance

7/12/2018


Mosaics for morale: Colorful murals designed to brighten healthcare facilities

Mosaics can differentiate a healthcare space and its unique characteristics from competing hospitals, while bringing a positive energy to traditionally stressful environments

7/12/2018


Pre-op and post-op design can affect care

Research offers insight into how these environments can either support or hinder nursing work and care team interactions, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

7/12/2018


Ambulatory care exam room design can support better outcomes

Exam room layouts have evolved into strategic components of the delivery of care, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website.

7/11/2018


Interior strategies for sustainable healthcare facilities

Facility managers should consider toxicity of materials and cleaning agents in interiors product selection

7/10/2018


Healthcare building and design trends suggest industry growth

A survey by Medical Construction & Design suggests the growth will be primarily renovations

6/28/2018


Patient room design can affect stress

A 2017 article by Andrade and colleagues offers findings that suggest how design elements may reduce patient stress, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

6/28/2018


N.Y. hospital finishes renovation

Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center expansion includes new first-floor Stroke & Brain Aneurysm Center, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

6/28/2018


Traits, insights and tips: A hospital flooring guide

Choosing the right flooring for a hospital floor plan can be a daunting task. Here, we'll uncover some traits, insights, and tips to ease the challenge.

6/27/2018


Design and technology can improve ED patient flow

Technologies include patient tracking boards, registration kiosks and real-time patient locating systems

6/26/2018


Where design meets delivery of individualized, compassionate children’s mental healthcare

Women veterans in the healthcare system are the largest growing demographic

6/26/2018


Texas healthcare facility builds senior-oriented ER

Valley Baptist Medical Center-Brownsville designs ER to address mobility challenges

6/26/2018


Healthcare facility renovation addresses patient experience

Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center added sconce lighting, warm wooden floors, and natural color palettes, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

6/25/2018


Harvard Medical School to disperse portraits of past white male department chairs

The move is designed to put the organization's focus on diversity

6/22/2018


Check out this special supplement to Healthcare Facilities Today

Supplement includes stories on renovation projects and sound masking techniques

6/20/2018


How to keep a facility running during expansion and / or renovation

By mixing creative choreography with ground rules, goals and expectations, owners and construction firms can make these hard jobs a little easier

6/19/2018


How to design and build what’s needed to meet organizational goals and strategies

It’s all about scoping the right concept before getting too far down the facility planning phase

6/19/2018


Hospital expansion adds functionality to patient-centric design

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford project was inspired by the existing structure but designed for 21st-century medicine, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

6/19/2018


Australia's largest hospital solar power system planned

The Port Macquarie Base Hospital is installing the largest rooftop solar panel system on a healthcare facility

6/18/2018


Justifying designing for the patient experience

Designing unique patient experiences has become a top strategic priority for many healthcare institutions, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

6/18/2018


N.Y.C. hospital stresses technology in new facility

New York City’s NYU Langone Health designed from the ground up to integrate the latest in healthcare information technology

6/18/2018


Healthcare aesthetics getting bolder

Healthcare facility aesthetics are evolving as owners work to differentiate themselves in the competitive landscape, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

6/15/2018


Hershey Medical Center shows off energy-efficient features

The Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center saves more than $2.7 million annually through energy efficient technology

6/15/2018


Common problems found during building renovations

The older the structure is, the more likely it is that the building inspector will find some form of defect

6/13/2018


Beyond thermal: Insulation considerations for healthcare facilities

Beyond energy efficiency, insulation in the healthcare facility enclosure can support acoustic, moisture management and safety objectives

6/12/2018


Costly skilled-nursing renovations can be good investment

Infection-control design elements save money in the long run

6/11/2018


California hospital designed to move up and down during an earthquake

The Loma Linda University Medical Center will be the first in the country engineered to move vertically

6/7/2018


Exit, Ebola: Infection control and the hospital exit room

Exit room concept eliminates dangerous backtracking of contamination within a medical facility.

6/1/2018


OSHA cites Florida healthcare facility for not protecting staff from violence

An acute care inpatient behavioral health facility in Bradenton is facing more than $71,000 in fines

6/1/2018


The future of healthcare design and construction? It’s factory made.

Technological advancements make it possible to manufacture many healthcare building components — think complete patient and treatment rooms — offsite, to be assembled onsite for higher quality, yet more-efficient construction

6/1/2018


Designing emergency departments to shrink wait times

Healthcare organizations are looking to designers for practical solutions to emergency room inefficiency, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

5/31/2018


Technological advances are changing healthcare design

Architecture firms are using virtual reality (VR), 3-D modeling and drones, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

5/30/2018


Healthcare aesthetics getting bold

Subdued approaches are being complemented with bolder, design-forward concepts, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

5/25/2018


A bright future: Lighting and its impact on the physician and patient experience

Rooms that are poorly-lit will inhibit a healthcare provider’s work while, conversely, rooms harshly-lit with fluorescent lights may not be beneficial to patients

5/21/2018



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