Construction and Design - July 2016

Research focuses on impact of reorienting patient beds

When bed headwalls were not visible from the hallway, patients reporting less noise and increased privacy


Art initiative makes children's healthcare facilities less scary

RxArt commissions artists to create artworks on walls, ceilings, floors - even medical equipment


Designing a facility for virtual healthcare

Despite developments in telemedicine, few facilities have adapted or been developed to incorporate it


Cleveland Clinic's green revolving fund paying off

Green fund helps pay for lighting retrofit, building automation upgrade


Architectural art and science behind healthcare facilities explained

Architect discusses how architecture has contributed to improved health outcomes by creating better environments for patients


Designing a better waiting room experience

New waiting area for Chelsea and Westminster Hospital's pediatric department will include features to provide a relaxing space for patients and families, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


A healthcare facility for young adults

Pediatric and adult facilities are partnering to decide who should be treated where


The right surface materials can help to prevent infections

Environmental services professionals are playing a greater role in selecting the surfaces for healthcare interiors


Patient visibility study focuses on bed placement

Giving patients greater privacy results in fewer patient complaints


Florida health system continues expansion spree

Health Central Hospital in Ocoee, Florida set to open first phase of a reconstructed emergency department


Tunable white light for healthcare facilities

New technologies may improve patient satisfaction


Family-centered design focuses on family needs of pediatric patients

Environments are designed to offer a sense of control


Modern eye hospital design optimizes historic structures

Optegra Eye Health Care project involved converting and unifying two historic properties into a modern healthcare environment, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Adaptive architecture benefits academic medical facilities

Site planning can optimize land use and land banking for the future


Long-term care design focuses on resident privacy

Joliet, IL-based facility offers all residents private rooms


Healthcare Design announces HCD 10 winners

The HCD 10 are design and architecture professionals who represent the most influential healthcare work of the previous year, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Homey furnishings more popular in healthcare facilities

Studies show positive waiting room experience can affect entire visit


Healthcare facility designs make a statement

Healthcare Design Showcase jurors said there was much attention paid to projects’ overall design statements, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


FEMA sued over use of funds meant to restore medical services in Long Beach

South Nassau Communities Hospital plan to use funds in Oceanside


Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital project progressing

Last phase includes third patient care pavilion and a diagnostic and treatment facility


Healthcare design can learn from airlines

Airlines can offer lessons in the use of LED lighting and smart detailing of restrooms and storage areas



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