Construction and Design - August 2017

Key elements for a healthy medical lounge

Doctors-only rooms are increasingly rare today


Moving frontline staff to the epicenter of facility design

To design facilities that can support optimal care delivery, healthcare organizations need to rely on the perspective of those in the know


Health system to transform D.C. hospital into ‘health village’

Providence Health is turning its 408-bed hospital in northwest D.C. into a multiuse, walkable campus


Remodeled California healthcare facility a one-stop shop

Tehama County Health Services Agency building integrates clinic services


Blighted New Orleans hospital is being cleaned out

Lindy Boggs Medical Center is being prepared for redevelopment


Healthcare facilities lauded for cutting energy consumption

ASHE names Barnesville Hospital in Ohio the 2017 Energy Champion


Greening hospitals can save money

The TRCA has helped 60 hospitals cut a combined 100,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions, saving close to $28 million.


For hospitals, being green is a necessity

Patient care starts with the smart design


N.H. hospital planning solar project

A total of 360 panels will generate 120.6 kilowatt hours of electricity annually


Replacing aging liquid-filled transformers with more economical and efficient dry-type models

More users with indoor power systems are embracing dry-type transformers that are tailored to fit existing switchgear and overcome the drawbacks of liquid-filled models


Healthcare facilities energy efficiency challenge

Healthcare facilities must cope with the challenges of energy management in a mission-critical environment


Healthcare facility honored for 'whimsical sophistication' in design

The Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care was honored with an Award of Merit in the 2017 Healthcare Design Showcase, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Johns Hopkins training facility creates simulation of real life

New facility meticulously designed to help them hone clinical skills


AIA selects seven projects for healthcare design awards

The AIA has selected the recipients of its Healthcare Design Awards program, according to an article on the Healthcare Design


Why did hospitals start displaying newborns through windows?

Windows allow relatives to see infants and serve as a barrier to prevent contact


Mayo Clinic renovating equipment repair space

Project includes a $100,000 revamp of leased industrial space


How hospital designs have changed since the 19th century

Advances in science have helped medical professionals to understand germs and how they are spread, which has translated into how hospitals are designed


Spending on energy efficiency means improving patient care

Running a hospital means taking the reins on your energy output by making smart energy-saving investments



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