Construction and Design - August 2016

Art inspiring new discussions at London behavioral healthcare facility

Nonprofit organization aims to improve environmental conditions in mental health hospitals by inviting artists to create installation-based artworks, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Hospitals designed for faster healing

National Healthcare Design Awards winners show design can have an effect on outcomes


Healthcare architect gets new perspective when admitted to hospital he helped design

Architect discovers new ways design impacts the patient experience


Creating mock-us can improve final design

Sixty-three percent of respondents to the 2016 Hospital Construction Survey say they include patients in the design process


Photo tour of New Delhi fertility clinic

The new Seeds of Innocence fertility clinic in New Delhi, India, has a striking exterior with Marsala wine-colored lacquered panels that reflect the sky, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Australian hospital has a second asbestos scare

Air testing found no asbestos present where dust fell on a patient in the Royal Hobart Hospital


Tips for the planning process prior to designing a healthcare facility

Communication is the key to designing a space that meets the needs of all the stakeholders and to keep the project on budget


New pharmacy technologies improve operations

Hospitals must maximize resources to improve outcomes and patient experience


Guidance details physical environment's impact on patient experience

ASHE and AHA’s new report is titled 'Improving the Patient Experience Through the Health Care Physical Environment'


Smallest details can impact HCAHPS scores

Setting up the room so the patient can have a meaningful conversation with the provider may affect how they rate communication


Considering geography in behavioral care architecture and design

Behavioral healthcare facility design typically focuses on creating a space that is safe, calm and inviting for patients and their families, according to an article on the Behavioral Health website


Design trends in sports medicine

Holistic programs must be accommodated within built environments that are varied and complex, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Balancing privacy with safety

Healthcare facilities must meet privacy controls, but still be safe and allow patient observation


Sports medicine and academic medical centers stress collaboration

Both types of facilities are breaking down the silos between disciplines, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Hospitals adjusting equipment for overweight patients

Many have wide doors, larger-than-average rooms and floor-mounted toilets


Privacy weak spots in healthcare facilities

The importance of protecting data in its physical or visual state is often overlooked


Navigating a changing healthcare landscape

The emphasis on population-based preventive care and wellness — and its consequences — have impacted rural health systems especially hard; however, innovators are finding solutions


Facts crucial in evidence-based design

Healthcare Design blog urges healthcare designers to take the time to check and source research


Designing homes for health

As healthcare focuses more on whole-body health, designers should start paying more attention to where and how people live, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Revolving funds are boosting energy efficiency efforts

Atlanta’s Kendeda Fund grant supports a Georgia hospital’s efficiency efforts


Looking at the future of healthcare design

Architect has positive outlook for healthcare design


N.M. healthcare facility getting solar farm

Construction is underway on a solar farm near the San Juan Regional Medical Center


Stylish security for healthcare facilities

Healthcare facility owners can get creative by investing in newer doors and frame systems designed to withstand high abuse



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