Construction and Design - July 2018
The CDC requires an Infection Control Risk Assessment before any construction, renovation or repair project
The complexities of medical center waste create issues for facility managers
Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida was recently recognized for its design
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.
Health system addresses noise, fall risk with upgrade
Being aware of non-PVC options should be a priority for planners and purchasers as they design and gather equipment and supplies for projects
Roofs, walls, windows can be designed to reduce demand on HVAC.
Circadian lighting, calming materials are used to improve patient experience
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
Features like motorized shades and acoustic panels cater to patient comfort
Crown Heights, Bed-Stuy, Flatbush and East New York get new facilities and equipment
Trades Council facility design supports care that mirrors commercial healthcare facilities, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website
Smooth surfaces restrict cracks and crevices and help prevent the spread of harmful bacteria through cross contamination
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
Erlanger Children's Hospital Outpatient Center installs trucks for children to explore
Patients being pushed on wheelchairs, linen and food carts and refuse containers can create noise pollution
A recent study of the design of operating rooms reveals how research-informed design can improve safety and performance
Mosaics can differentiate a healthcare space and its unique characteristics from competing hospitals, while bringing a positive energy to traditionally stressful environments
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
Exam room layouts have evolved into strategic components of the delivery of care, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website.
Facility managers should consider toxicity of materials and cleaning agents in interiors product selection