Construction and Design - May 2014

Q&A: Trends in healthcare interior design

Interior designer Carolyn BaRoss discusses the trends and advancements of modern healthcare interior design


Take a photo tour of a nursing home conversion

A portion of the Fleur Heights Care Center was converted from an assisted living unit to a skilled nursing care unit, according to a Healthcare Design article


Dallas hospital project includes VoiP phone system with screens

$1.3 billion public hospital will have 865 private rooms, 27 operating rooms and 96 neonatal intensive care rooms and 12 intensive care beds in its burn center


The origins of evidence-based design

A blog on the Healthcare Design website explores when the evidence-based design movement first began to find its footing


System adopts consistant room standards for large projects

Standard design for patient, exam and operating rooms thought to encourage consistent practices


Medical tourism a growth opportunity

Today's medical tourism industry is largely composed of patients traveling to receive tertiary care, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Long Island healthcare facility invests $4.5 million in renovation

St. James Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center project includes new cardiac rehabilitation program and enhanced services


Prefab truck and shipping container win healthcare facility design contest

Moved To Care competition sought design solutions for providing healthcare to rural and isolated areas in Asia


Texas hospital project integrates lighting, HVAC

Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas integrated a building automation system with a lighting control system


Wichita hospital renovates women's care unit

Wesley Medical Center project includes 33 private patient rooms, the nurses' station and hallways


Rethinking an operating room simulation center

When a medical center partnered with the U.S. Department of Defense on an operating room simulation center, the team replaced traditional walls and ceilings with movable pieces, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Nurturing a multigenerational healthcare staff

In most workplaces, there are employees from the silent generation, baby boomers, Generation X and Generation Y


Palomar Medical Center called 'hospital of the future'

The 740,000 square-foot Escondido, Calif., facility incorporates a 1.5-acre 'green roof,' garden spaces at the center and both ends of each level of its 11-story patient tower


Small-house senior living personalizes care delivery

Care delivery in 7,000-square-foot homes is person-centered; residents determine their own schedules, and their preferences are honored, according to an article on Long-Term Living website


Skokie Hospital renovation plans scaled back

NorthShore University HealthSystem wants to scale back a $157 million renovation because the facility admits fewer patients and is shifting to more outpatient care


Memory boxes fading in long-term care

Long-term care communities are moving away from using memory boxes as cuing tools for residents, according to an article on the Long-Term Living website


Take a photo tour of health simulation center

The Health Simulation and Technology Center at Fox Valley Technical College integrates human simulators to help students better prepare for real-world situations, according to a Healthcare Design article


Houston hospital plans $650 million expansion, renovation

The Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center project designed to accommodate advanced technology and meet the needs of a growing region


Pediatric rehabilitation gym uses interactive design

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center's Dutch-inspired rehab gym highlighted in the 'Last Detail' feature of Health Facilities Management magazine


LEED credentialing can benefit facility career

Eighty-seven percent of building industry professionals say that earning a LEED credential improved their credibility, while 93 percent say it indicates a greater level of commitment to green building


Functional programming design process takes effort aids person-centered care

Functional programming is an ideal approach to take to make design changes toward a more person-centered approach to resident living, according to an article on the Long-Term Living website


Facility design essential to therapy

Vermont psychiatric hospital transforms inpatient clinical areas into inviting and healing spaces, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Philadelphia area health facility receives LEED Silver

Lankenau Medical Center project includes the $446-million, 600,000-square-foot Heart Pavilion


Designing for intimacy

Some nursing homes are addressing the lack of spaces for privacy and intimacy, according to an article on the Long-Term Living website


Naval Medical Center rehabs repair division

The Naval Medical Center in San Diego overhauls aging and inefficient biomedical repair department


Breast health center to combine care and research

South Dakota facility will also include a boutique for cancer patients, a conference center and a survivorship clinic


Emergency room renovation to boost safety, efficiency

Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene in Keene, N.H., will update safety features and modernize a number of private patient rooms


Take a photo tour of Mount Carmel St. Ann's Hospital

Recent renovations at Mount Carmel St. Ann's Hospital in Westerville, Ohio, updated the environment to reflect the local culture, according to a Healthcare Design article


Green waste management can save money

The opportunity for cost reduction through smart resource and waste management may be as high as 40 percent to 70 percent


Phased renovation needs precise timing to pay off

The operation must be meticulously planned, because the work site is connected to the rest of the building's systems, according to a Healthcare Design article


Murals brighten Bronx healthcare facility

New murals at a CenterLight Health Systems in-patient care facility highlight the best of the Bronx


Hospice centers offer home away from home

Healthcare Design article says that population changes mean both the number and size of facilites are growing


Shuttered Buffalo clinic becomes a state-of-the-art facility

$2.5 million rehab includes state-of-the-art examination rooms, digital record-keeping and a floor plan designed for coordination of services


Designing for infection control

Blog on Healthcare Design website discusses how design can play a role in combating the epidemic of hospital-acquired infections


North Carolina women's center plans $26.8M project to double its size

Novant Health Matthews Medical Center will add 49,000 square feet to its women's services


Architecture of Fortius Sport & Health reflects spirit of athletic motion

Article on the Healthcare Design website includes a virtual photo tour of the facility


Camp Pendleton hospital reflects military tradition

Healthcare Design article describes how facility design reflects the values of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps while using the latest evidence-based design practices


Houston medical center plans $650M expansion, renovation

Texas Medical Center will add 1.34 million square feet and 160 additional beds


Architecture and interior design can support wayfinding

Center for Health Design discusses how specific design choices effect wayfinding in health facilities


Oklahoma hospital's addition will include 'hoteling stations'

St. Anthony Shawnee Hospital's new rooms to include nursing pods that bring nursing staff closer to patients



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