Interior Design - June 2013
Strides made in healthcare flooring materials offer greater design options
While durability and infection control are still vital considerations, aesthetics has become more important as healthcare facilities seek warmer, more inviting looks for floors.
Center for Health Design creates checklist to aid in flooring decisions
The Center for Health Design Research Coalition has developed a checklist to indicate what managers should be looking for in flooring options and areas for further research.
Children's hospital design grows to be more family-friendly, inclusive
The typical decor of a children's hospital, featuring lots of bright colors and geometric shapes, is rapidly becoming a thing of the past.
Thoughtful design can aid infection prevention in healthcare facilities
From hand hygiene solutions to appropriate specified surfaces that block pathogen transmission, healthcare interiors make up a complex part of the infection control puzzle.
LED lighting gains popularity as versatile option for healthcare facilities
As healthcare facilities professionals seek to boost overall efficiencies in operations while facing tight budgets, lighting is one area that can be tapped for definitive savings, thanks to new technologies such as LEDs.