Construction and Design - October 2018

Palos Health and Loyola University Medical Center designed to encouraged a feeling of intimacy

Access to natural daylight and visibility to nature were key design concepts

10/26/2018


D.C. healthcare facility waiting room wins Generative Space Award

The Unity Health Care waiting room redesign project honored for involving community in design process

10/25/2018


Hospitals design can affect patient outcomes

Architects and healthcare organizations are incorporating principles of social design into the built environment

10/24/2018


N.Y. hospital rehabs pediatric activity room

Hospital for Special Surgery, an academic medical center tackled the renovation guided by a list of improvements requested by the staff, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

10/24/2018


The connected point of care ecosystem checklist

Equipment and exam room layouts have evolved into strategic components of the point of care ecosystem

10/23/2018


Healthcare construction projects come with safety concerns

When hiring a construction company to build out any healthcare facility, it should be of the utmost importance to hire an organization that cares for the safety of their employees while on site

10/22/2018


Architectural finishes can enhance patient satisfaction

HealthPartners Regions Hospital needed a solution for refurbishing patient care units in a cost-effective and expeditious way

10/22/2018


Exhibit looks at more than 100 years of design and wellness

New show at London’s healthcare-focused gallery, the Wellcome Collection, chronicles the history of the built environment and wellbeing

10/19/2018


Designing inclusive healthcare facilities

ADA requirements should be the starting point

10/18/2018


Art installation designed to bring life, color to Austin AIDS clinic

Clinic features the work of a number of Austin-based artists

10/18/2018


Mosaics used to decrease anxiety in Maryland cancer center

Design of John H. 'Jack' Burbage, Jr. Regional Cancer Care Center focused on enhancing and humanizing the healthcare experience.

10/18/2018


Flooring supports warehouse transformation to orthodontics practices

Practices would be interconnected, but each with separate reception areas

10/17/2018


Green roofs support greener buildings

The choice of a green or vegetative roof can have multiple financial benefits for the building

10/16/2018


Wood ceilings reinforce connection to nature at South Florida Cancer Center

Linear design serves as wayfinding tool for patients and families

10/11/2018


The value of daylighting, even with LEDs

Even when LEDs mimic sunlight, expert see LEDs as complementary to — but not replacing — daylighting strategies

10/10/2018


How healthcare facilities earn LEED certification

LEED-certified facilities have been designed to reduce toxic exposures to occupants and the environment

10/9/2018


UPMC plans three Pittsburgh specialty hospitals

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center will invest $2 billion in the projects

10/9/2018


Coney Island Hospital plans $738M storm-resistant renovation

The hospital will renovate its main building, which was built in 1954, and demolish an older building damaged by Superstorm Sandy

10/8/2018


N.Y. hospital energy update could reduce annual costs by $220,000

The upgrade is expected to reduce the hospital's heating and air conditioning energy use by 50 percent

10/8/2018


Improve patient care and healthcare operations with systems integration

A connected ecosystem of building systems in healthcare facilities offers benefits ranging from predictive maintenance to patient safety

10/5/2018


Quebec hospital interior designed to humanize the environment

The design also focuses on wayfinding, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

10/5/2018


How your healthcare facility’s design can attract patients and build loyalty

A well-designed, aesthetically pleasing facility is essential to attract and maintain patients

10/4/2018


Healthcare facilities looking at new ways to reduce noise

Hospital noise is a growing concern for patients, family and staff

10/4/2018


Art installation designed to bring life, color to Austin AIDS clinic

Clinic features the work a number of Austin-based artists

10/3/2018


Study looks at impact of noise-reducing curtain in healthcare facilities

Research also examined the practical implications of adopting the enhanced curtains, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

10/3/2018


New windows offer better thermal performance

Glazing industry has evolved to provide bigger and smarter window assemblies

10/2/2018


Recognized interior designs include inviting, warm spaces

The International Interior Design Association announces the winners of the 2016 Healthcare Interior Design Competition

10/2/2018


Upgrades planned for north Louisiana hospitals

Ochsner Health System will make improvements to the safety-net hospitals

10/1/2018


New York-Presbyterian blends art with innovation

Facility has nearly 400 works of art

10/1/2018



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