Construction and Design - March 2015

Healthcare design innovation requires risk

Healthcare Design recently surveyed industry professionals to weigh on the issues surrounding healthcare design innovation


Rush Health Systems selects VRF zoning for fifth time for Choctaw General Hospital

Challenge: To provide maximum comfort and energy savings in the patient care addition of a critical access hospital


Healthcare parking structures can earn green certification

Garages can earn Green Garage Certification through a new program administered by the Green Parking Council


Oklahoma City children's hospital welcomes patients with colorful sculptures

The Children's Hospital at OU Medical Center features Matthew Placzek's 'Spirit' sculpture on its campus, according to an article and slide show on the Healthcare Design website


Hospitals say better design means better care

Poor design can make it easier for infections to spread or create irritating noise


Designing for an aging population

Many acute care environments are inadequately designed to support seniors, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


N.Y. health center technologically advanced, patient-friendly

Employees helped design the new $9.5 million Warrensburg Health Center


Case Study: Bluewater Health renovation

Bluewater opted for reconfigurable furniture solutions rather than fixed built-ins in more than 80 percent of their new facility


Children's hospital used art to lift spirits

Royal London Children's Hospital partnered with arts organizations to turn the hospital's walls into bright, positive distractions for its patients, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Research shows facility design does affect patient satisfaction

Media missed point of recent study that explored what role the physical environment played in improving inpatient hospital scores, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Building materials an issue in proposed N.J. healthcare center project

Developer wants to use combustible construction materials


N.J. office building transformed into wellness facility

Chambers Center For Well Being built from 40-year-old structure


Campus plan builds foundation for friendship

Facility planner, patient find common ground in fascination for architecture, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Kaiser Permanente makes biggest clean energy buy in healthcare

The health system will install 100 rooftop solar panels at its hospital, parking facilities and medical offices, which it says will decrease carbon emissions by 30 percent


Designing for patients' support systems

Designers need to identify features that would facilitate the support process and make everyone feel at ease, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Hospitals are re-imagining spaces

Survey shows that many hospitals and health systems will be repurposing existing spaces as they move their services into communities


Designing a hybrid OR

Blog on Healthcare Design website discusses three elements to consider when planning a hybrid OR


Healthcare flooring best practices

Flooring should be durable, easy to maintain and should last more than 10 years


Veteran designer looks at future of medical and dental space planning

Jain Malkin is one of the most respected experts in evidence-based design, says the Affordable Care Act has led to a rethinking of clinic space planning to achieve quality outcomes, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website



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