Construction and Design - March 2016

Northwestern Memorial Hospital honored for forward-thinking design

Chicago healthcare facility receives 2016 Legacy Project Award from the ACHA


How to design a healthcare workplace

Options included opportunities for telemedicine and skipping the traditional conference room and using other types of seating for collaborative meetings, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Patients leaving hospitals with superbugs on their hands

Few healthcare facilities make patient hand-washing a priority


Hospitals using healing power of nature

Research finds patients with bedside windows looking out on trees healed, on average, a day quicker


Where to find inspiration for healthcare design

One site to look at for inspiration in this area is OpenIDEO, a global community working together to design solutions for the world’s biggest challenges, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Rubber flooring can enhance healthcare facility safety

In healthcare, aesthetic concerns take a back seat to good hygiene in a pathogen-laden environment


Create a safe space for bathing dementia patients

Secure seating, effective lighting, contrasting colors and a mirrorless room, can help lessen bathing anxiety, according to an article on the Longterm Living magazine website


Hospital design brings in natural light

One of the latest trends in healthcare facilities is connecting with nature using windows and natural daylight


Design can help a healthcare facility save energy

Study shows the need to accelerate the sustainability movement in healthcare



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