Construction and Design - July 2018

Dust protection for healthcare facility construction

The CDC requires an Infection Control Risk Assessment before any construction, renovation or repair project


Flooring adds to welcoming atmosphere at healthcare facility for homeless

The complexities of medical center waste create issues for facility managers


Florida children's hospital named 'Most Beautiful'

Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida was recently recognized for its design


Three ways waiting room design can transform the patient experience

Facility professionals today can focus on some key areas to improve the waiting room for patients and their families, and in turn help transform the overall patient experience.


Ergonomic flooring installation ideal remedy for UW Health new neuro intensive care unit

Health system addresses noise, fall risk with upgrade


Smart purchasing to improve air quality

Being aware of non-PVC options should be a priority for planners and purchasers as they design and gather equipment and supplies for projects


How a facility's exterior affects HVAC energy efficiency

Roofs, walls, windows can be designed to reduce demand on HVAC.


Design trends transform behavioral healthcare

Circadian lighting, calming materials are used to improve patient experience


Mississippi hospital transitions from historic to modern

Baptist Memorial Hospital – North Mississippi features ribbon windows with metallic finishes married with the traditional colors of brick and stone, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Patient experience informing hospital design trends

Features like motorized shades and acoustic panels cater to patient comfort


Brooklyn gets $210 million to renovate overcrowded hospitals

Crown Heights, Bed-Stuy, Flatbush and East New York get new facilities and equipment


Brooklyn Health Center designed to be service-oriented

Trades Council facility design supports care that mirrors commercial healthcare facilities, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Be smart about the surfaces in healthcare

Smooth surfaces restrict cracks and crevices and help prevent the spread of harmful bacteria through cross contamination


Designing to bring primary, behavioral care together

Healthcare organizations around the country are beginning to integrate behavioral health and primary care services in a single setting, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Chattanooga hospital brings playground inside

Erlanger Children's Hospital Outpatient Center installs trucks for children to explore


Flooring can solve acoustic challenges in senior living

Patients being pushed on wheelchairs, linen and food carts and refuse containers can create noise pollution


Research, evidence key to building safer, more welcoming hospitals

A recent study of the design of operating rooms reveals how research-informed design can improve safety and performance


Mosaics for morale: Colorful murals designed to brighten healthcare facilities

Mosaics can differentiate a healthcare space and its unique characteristics from competing hospitals, while bringing a positive energy to traditionally stressful environments


Pre-op and post-op design can affect care

Research offers insight into how these environments can either support or hinder nursing work and care team interactions, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Ambulatory care exam room design can support better outcomes

Exam room layouts have evolved into strategic components of the delivery of care, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website.


Interior strategies for sustainable healthcare facilities

Facility managers should consider toxicity of materials and cleaning agents in interiors product selection



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