Construction and Design - February 2019

Exterior of children’s hospital designed to capture imagination

The exterior colors and metal skin of the Novak Center for Children’s Health suggest forms that children might draw themselves, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Report: Hospital's unsuitable bedroom design diminished patients' privacy and dignity

HIQA report published following inspections at Gorey Hospital and Middletown Home


MEP infrastructure can boost patient satisfaction

When MEP systems work well, they're not noticed, but when there’s an issue, these systems can be a nuisance


Fort Worth nurse sues after elevator plunged several floors

The lawsuit also alleges there had been other incidents involving the elevator


CVS Health reveals new HealthHUB store

Makeover includes dietitians, wellness rooms for yoga


Extreme weather changing design standards

Senior care facilities are adopting resilient design and planning strategies, according to an article on the Environments for Aging website


Florida hospital designed for resiliency

Mount Sinai Medical Center houses Miami Beach's emergency command center


What does person-centered design look like in practice?

'Person-centered design' seems clear enough as the core intent, according to an article on the Environments for Aging website. But what does that look like in practice?


Designing for introverts and extroverts

Private spaces energize introverts and social spaces energize extroverts, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


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.


New Mexico hospital to install lightning protection system

System designed to prevent fires, equipment damage and injuries to patients or staff


New San Francisco hospital to use a seismic wall technology

The technology has been used in Japan for 25 years


Mass General Hospital doctor’s office designed for non-traditional feel

Patients seeing doctor for the first time find many ways to break the ice


Amazon is selling actual hospital rooms

You can buy a ‘smart’ hospital room in a box


Hospital designs suite to calm patients undergoing MRI

The new wide-bore MRI at the OSF Centers for Health in Peoria, Ill., features a four-inch-larger tube


What does the future of healthcare facility design look like?

Changes to the design of a facility can be implemented for a number of reasons, ranging from new equipment, new services or perhaps even downgrading certain departments



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