Construction and Design - October 2017

Hospitals honored for heating pipeline project

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was awarded Sustainability Project of the Year


Remote healthcare locations lead to a new design strategy

As healthcare services moving outward, design considerations are evolving


Gov. says Buffalo children's hospital reflects new mentality

New facility incorporates modern features that reflect advances in healthcare design


Addressing fall risk with patient room design

A 2017 study uses a simulation-based approach to evaluate the biomechanics of falls to identify risk associated with physical design strategies, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Hospitals to improve access for persons with disabilities

N.Y. facillites to make changes as part of lawsuit settlement


Today's medical office design emphasizes efficiency and aesthetics

New facilities offer patients a tranquil, relaxing and beautiful environment


St. Barnabas Medical Center stresses safety, privacy in design

CEO discusses the strategy behind hospital's new family pavilion


Adapting to changes in healthcare design

Strategies can guard hospitals against obsolescence


Healthcare design issues can particularly affect the elderly

Much research on environments for the aging can be applied to hospital design, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Calif. hospital designed to reduce clinician stress

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford asked children, families, employees and medical staff for input


Akron children’s hospital designed to consolidate services

Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley campus consolidates service offerings previously located at multiple locations, according to a photo tour on the Healthcare Design website


Storage wards: Selecting the right storage, shelving and organization solutions in a healthcare environment

The challenges of a healthcare environment make designing and integrating the right shelving and storage solutions critically important


Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia builds safe haven unit

Evidence-based design was used to choose design features proven to have a positive effect on the emotional state of patients, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Toronto healthcare facility gets funding for going green

Toronto Hydro rewards Michael Garron Hospital for energy-efficiency


Walter Reed National Military Medical Center gets LED lighting retrofit

The project may stand as the largest LED lighting retrofit for a hospital


Having a vision to withstand disaster

Design outcomes of this vision include generators that keep air conditioning functioning and glass designed to withstand significant impact from debris


Design and effective decontamination can help prevent spread of infection in healthcare facilities

Skåne University Hospital used knowledge about construction from the time before antibiotics


Pa. veteran hospital employees say fumes made them ill

Medical staff at the James E. Van Zandt Medical Center in Altoona say they're afraid for their safety



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