Architecture - February 2017

Facility design can support autism treatment

Environments should be respectful, flexible and soothing. They should balance safety and regulatory concerns, according to an article on the Behavioral Healthcare Executive website


Decentralized nursing units may hurt collaboration

Decentralized nursing unit put nurses closer to the patients and can eliminate visibility issues


Some healthcare facilities making their ICUs more family-friendly

Accommodating family can lead to better outcomes


Pediatric behavioral health facilities balance dignity, safety

The ideal environment also considers how family members feel when they walk through the front door


Healthcare design can transform care

Buildings must enable and support a healthcare provider's response to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) mandates for safety, superior quality and lower costs


Project Wellness blends fitness, medical care, wellness

The project also creates space for Winter Park Health Foundation to collaborate with other not-for-profits and groups to promote community health


Healthcare design heals with help from nature

One constant that runs through best designs is green space


Trends affecting behavioral healthcare design

Design can help reduce stigma and address the needs of patients’ physical and mental well-being, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Free infographic on healthcare facility floor plans available

Downloadable graphic breaks down the traits of a successful hospital flooring plan


Designing for team-based healthcare

Care teamwork areas feature collaborative space with ample natural light and provide separation from the exam areas



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