Interior Design - September 2013
Are hospitals getting too posh?
With some new healthcare facilities becoming harder to differentiate from hotels - how is cost, care effected?
Take a photo tour of LourdesCare facility in N.J.
The 55,000-square-foot ambulatory care center was converted from a vacant supermarket
Maintaining attractive design elements key to patient satisfaction
Budget limitations another reason to purchase and manage furnishings cost-effectively
Restroom design can influence perception of facility
Poor design choices can create a bad first impression
Cancer patients' special needs drive design decisions
A soothing environment can help mitigate stress, raise comfort levels and create better psychological health
Sound-absorbing ceiling tile can help improve hospital acoustics
Technology, planning and design choices can also help avoid noise in patient rooms