Construction and Design - May 2018

Designing emergency departments to shrink wait times

Healthcare organizations are looking to designers for practical solutions to emergency room inefficiency, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Technological advances are changing healthcare design

Architecture firms are using virtual reality (VR), 3-D modeling and drones, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Healthcare aesthetics getting bold

Subdued approaches are being complemented with bolder, design-forward concepts, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


A bright future: Lighting and its impact on the physician and patient experience

Rooms that are poorly-lit will inhibit a healthcare provider’s work while, conversely, rooms harshly-lit with fluorescent lights may not be beneficial to patients


Hospital rebuilt with safety features after tornado

A tornado in Joplin, Mo., destroyed Mercy Hospital in 2011


Healthcare design adapts to industry changes

Healthcare experiencing changes to amenities and types/locations of hospital services


Fla. acute care hospital designed for seniors

The Villages Regional Hospital is one of the few hospitals built for an older population, according to an article on the healthcare Design website


Pa. hospital launches senior-specific ER program

The department was designed with subdued lighting, anti-slip flooring, handrails to assist with balance and lower beds


Pa. healthcare facility building ‘greener’ utility plant

Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center's $18 million central utility plant expected to provide clean energy for decades


Biophilic design can support healing

Exposure to natural elements can aid in the healing process


Return to restorative roots: The impact of quality acoustic design in a healthcare setting

Good healthcare sound design considers both what patients don’t want to hear and what they do.



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