Construction and Design - August 2015

Reducing MRI noise and vibration

Reducing the noise transmission to nearby spaces requires attention to airborne and structure-borne transmission paths, according to a blog on the Healthcare Design website


Los Angeles VA renovates former mental health hospital

Historic building will house chronically homeless veterans


AIMMC Center for Advanced Care blends two facilities

The expansions of the existing Creticos Cancer Center and Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center were originally commissioned as two separate projects, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Photo gallery: Innovations in ED design

New strategies in emergency department design are showcased on the Health Facilities Management website


OB design for an older mom

Patients walking into obstetrics units today are a more sophisticated population, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Healthcare facilities adopting new noise reduction tactics

Noise-reducing interior finishes can muffle foot traffic and medical equipment


The decentralized nursing model mostly working

Two studies have shown that patient satisfaction is higher in decentralized units, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Florida clinic designed for shorter wait times

Changes, including smaller waiting rooms, may improve the experience


Best practices to green healthcare

Health system's sustainability strategy focuses on five key areas


How flooring supports the needs of today's medical and healthcare facilities

DeKalb County area experienced a major loss of water pressure and was under a boil water advisory for four days


Consumer-centric design may help with patient engagement

Retail healthcare facilities are finding new ways to compete in a competitive marketplace


U.K. children's hospital adds cheerful murals

Illustrator and designer Nick Deakin has created a new series of murals for the eye department at Sheffield Children's Hospital


California hospital expansion design includes water conservation landscaping

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford project designed to save water and other natural resources


Hospitals investing in delivery room upgrades

Out-of-date obstetrics units and labor and delivery rooms don't support today's modern approaches to the birth experience, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Designing women's and children's hospitals for both groups

The challenge is to create a separate identity for each groups while maximizing operational efficiencies and collaboration, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Homelike design trending in healthcare design

Converting traditionally clinical interiors into warm, homelike spaces can improve patient satisfaction and facilitate healing, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Kids' zone at Texas hospital gets upgrade

Texas Children's Hospital got an upgrade and then some when the area was expanded to serve a broader age range of with new programming and activities, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Park Nicollet Women's Center focuses every detail on patient

The light-filled space uses well-known design elements like colorful furniture, artwork and complimentary beverages to create a relaxing and welcoming setting, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website.



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