Architecture - July 2014

Public awareness called key to healthy design

Facility owners need more comprehensive data to support investments in healthier building practices and products, study says


Hospital face scaled back future

Massive structures are transitioning into multiple smaller buildings across the community


Cincinnati hospital's facade honors region's artistic history

West Hospital project involved an artistic vision, mock-ups, a dose of technology and a leap of faith, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Soliant Health names 20 Most Beautiful Hospitals for 2014

The specialty healthcare staffing provider named McKay-Dee Hospital Center in Ogden, Utah, the winner


Study says good physical work environment = effective nurses

Physical work environments affect registered nurses (RNs) and their ability to complete tasks, communicate and do their jobs efficiently


Comfortable work environments boost productivity

Providing a comfortable setting has become a healthcare priority for productivity, recruitment and retention, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Iowa hospital begins $138.5 million ER renovation, expansion

New seven-story tower planned for Genesis Medical Center - Davenport to improve service time


Changes expected for Chinese healthcare market

Discretionary spending on healthcare will rise and lead to an increase in access control and availability for the consumer, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital designed with welcoming architecture

New Nebraska facility's humanistic look reflects its emphasis on holistic rehabilitation, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


It may take a (health) village

Health villages may be the future of healthcare


Designing a hybrid operating room

Imaging equipment tools must now be permanently integrated into hybrid ORs


Mercy Health designed for future flexibility

Cincinnati facility ready for the evolution of services in years to come, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Texas hospital designed for community wellness

Resolute Health Hospital campus features a fitness center, health-oriented restaurants and walking trails


U.S. and Chinese health design trends compared

The discusion was part of the 15th Hospital Build and Infrastructure China Exhibition and Congress, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Chicago-area hospital plans major expansion

Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove plans an expansion to add more private rooms


Does evidence-based design translate?

An article on the Healthcare Design website discusses whether U.S.-evidence-based design delivers similar outcomes abroad


Syracuse medical center gets $2.5 million from state for expansion

St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center undergoing a $265 million facility expansion


Kaiser Permanente Oakland replacement hospital opens

Twelve-story, 349-bed hospital is directly across the street from the medical center it replaces


Teck Acute Care Centre design separates public, patient and staff flows with few crossovers

One of the central design objectives of the Vancouver, B.C., facility is to improve care delivery by optimizing access and flow, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Study finds building design can influence patient behavior

Images of curves in building exteriors and interiors may make people more fearful, according to an article on the Healthcare Design


Design solutions for healthcare wayfinding

The design of the environment should include intuitive wayfinding from the start of the campus master-planning process


Facade design may help the healing process

With imaginative thinking and the latest technology, the facade can unify the demands required of healthcare building facilities


Bathroom designs address safety with style

While patient bathrooms are being re-evaluated with an eye on comfort, safety is still the key concern, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website



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