Construction and Design - August 2013
Acuity Brands recently released a case study of the lighting challenges faced in the building of the Tampa General Medical Group in Brandon, Florida.
Federal regulations and patient-satisfaction concerns spur changes
Fishers hospital is the first in Indiana to seek LEED for Healthcare certification
Healthcare facility maintenance is an important part of the 'green' picture
Hotel-adapted amenities can help make patients feel comfortable and cared for
New design trends include self check-in kiosks and more intuitive wayfinding
Architect designs buildings that serve. represent Native American culture
Planning can avoid some problems, flexibility can turn them into positives
Brooklyn Hospital Center's emphasis on fresh and healthy food stations boosts traffic 14 percent
Planning for the Coquille Valley Hospital focused on physician recruitment, patient perception and economic impact.
The 184,600-square-foot Tyler, Texas, facility is the region's first cardiac hospital.
Patients mistaking them for urgent care centers can develop wallet pains.
Facilities look beyond toilets and grab bars to wide doors and comfortable waiting room furniture
Additional "front doors" to care can reduce patient bottlenecks and long wait times.
Cypress Health Region employees in Saskatchewan took the lead in forming ideas and helping develop replacement-facility design.
New competition will focus on landscape architecture in acute care, senior living, and behavioral health facilities.
In the past, patient outcomes and satisfaction may have seemed to be at odds with efficiency and sustainability. But that is changing.
Better patient outcomes seen in facilities with well-planned and tended landscaping.
Forward-thinking design elements are good for the health of the patients as well as the health of the hospital's budget, says the chair of the Center for Health Design.
Tighter economic times mean health care facilities professionals are taking a hard look at their furniture choices. Design and consistency can play a large role in a facility's brand, but the furniture also needs to be durable from a facilities standpoint.
The Blue Ridge Mountains provided a beautiful backdrop, as well as challenges, for Kahler Slater architects. The new Martha Jefferson Hospital building - a replacement for the original 100-year-old facility - was named one of 2013's most beautiful hospitals.
New artwork donated to enhance the patient experience at The Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center in Worcester, Mass., was unveiled this week at a reception celebrating National Health Center Week.