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Spending On Energy Efficiency Means Improving Patient Care

Running a hospital means taking the reins on your energy output by making smart energy-saving investments

9/23/2020


Energy Retrofit Project Brings Cost Savings Without Patient Disruption

The $5.5 million project is calculated to pay for itself in just under three years

9/22/2020


Four Keys To A Complex Healthcare Construction Project

Patient safety and operational continuity come above all else

9/14/2020


Pre-Fab Bathroom Pods Deliver Luxury To Go

The Christ Hospital Joint and Spine Center plugged in high-end modular bathrooms as part of its tight construction schedule

9/14/2020


Pre-Fab Bathroom Pods Deliver Luxury To Go

The Christ Hospital Joint and Spine Center plugged in high-end modular bathrooms as part of its tight construction schedule

9/14/2020


Mayo's Tower Expansion Paused Indefinitely'

The proposed expansion would have included a seven-story hotel

9/11/2020


Battling Infection Through Construction And Design

Throughout history, how we design and inhabit physical space has been a primary defense against epidemics

9/10/2020


Wisconsin Healthcare Project Uses Prefab Components

New ambulatory health center cut a month off of its construction time

9/2/2020


Sound Masking Project Creates Healing Environment

Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel’s patient-room design presented several acoustic challenges

9/2/2020


Promote Healing And Create Energy-Efficient Environments With Modern Lighting Design And Controls

Healthcare facilities can employ advanced lighting design strategies to improve patient and visitor comfort

9/2/2020


New Indiana Hospital Designed To Be Environmentally Friendly

Energy-efficient La Porte Hospital to include technological amenities

9/1/2020


Healthcare Projects Benefiting From Modular Construction

Modular construction translates into reductions in cost, risk, material waste and construction times

9/1/2020


A Connected Point of Care Ecosystem Checklist

The entire point of care ecosystem, which goes beyond the interaction between patient and caregiver, has an effect on improving the overall experience

8/31/2020


How To Free Up Capital For Hospital Renovations

Unload medical office buildings, other real estate

8/31/2020


Solar Power, Other Tech, Can Save Hospitals Money And Energy

Technologies can help cut costs and improve energy efficiency

8/28/2020


Art In Healthcare Facilities Can Support Good Outcomes

Art helps to manage pain. Several studies have found that patients' pain levels are reduced by art

8/27/2020


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

8/25/2020


Healthcare Fixtures Designed For Cutting Costs, Infections

Healthcare facilities need to cater to this changing demographic in all areas of their operations, including restroom design and construction

8/21/2020


Reasons To Focus On Healthcare Interior Design

There are job opportunities, as more healthcare administrators are looking to hire healthcare interior design experts, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

8/20/2020


Design Considerations By A Nurse/Interior Designer For Healthcare Facilities

Healthcare should be the leader in innovative design solutions for employees who call a healthcare setting their workplace

8/19/2020


Tips For Energy Eficient Healthcare Facilities

Improving energy efficiency can be done in a few minutes a day

8/18/2020


RTLS: The Intersection of Patient Experience and Facility Design

RTLS can be used to support a wide variety of patient-centric mobile applications

8/18/2020


Q&A: How Design Can Assist in Care

Safety is always our number one priority, and every design decision is made with this in mind

8/18/2020


Planning For Long-term Energy Efficiency

A multi-year energy-planning process allows for a wide range of 'what-if' scenarios

8/17/2020


FMs Share Renovation Best Practices

Facility managers discus how to keep renovation projects on budget and on time

8/14/2020


In Healthcare Facility Renovations, Early Partnership With Qualified Specialty Contractors Is Critical

The early onboarding of specialty contractors can play a crucial role in completing projects safely

8/13/2020


The Right Flooring Choices Can Impact Staff Eficiency and Patient Outcomes

Flooring can contribute to the reduction of noise and impact the patient’s experience

8/13/2020


California Hospital Gets Half Its Energy From Solar Power

The system will generate 2.4 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of clean, renewable power per year

8/12/2020


Acoustics Concerns Making More Noise in Healthcare Facilities

In addition to helping patients heal, hospitals are also motivated to reduce noise levels as it impacts funding and is part of the building code

8/11/2020


How To Keep A Facility Running During Expansion And / Or Renovation

By mixing creative choreography with ground rules, goals and expectations, owners and construction firms can make jobs easier

8/10/2020


Adapting Worksites at Active Healthcare Facilities During Covid

There are additional factors to consider during the pandemic

8/10/2020


Making The Case For Energy Efficiency

A communication gap between the CFO and facility managers can mean missing out on good efficiency projects

8/7/2020


Building Smarter Healthcare Through Better Interior Design

Many of the finishes chosen for a new, expanded or renovated healthcare facility are more than just passive elements

8/5/2020


How Modular Healthcare Facilities Aided Pandemic Response

Modular healthcare facilities are being widely used as surge capacity for COVID-19 patients

8/5/2020


Healthcare Renovation Trends Driven By Patient Satisfaction, Market Needs

At the end of 2017, more than 15,000 healthcare construction projects were underway in the United States

8/3/2020


COVID-19 is changing hospital design in the short- and longterm

Healthcare facilities are urged to limit entries, improve HVAC systems, compartmentalize spaces and create hot zones

7/31/2020


Adapting medical office buildings to increase patient safety and confidence

Healthy, welcoming spaces are essential as patients and staff consider care options

7/30/2020


Designing for wellbeing in longterm, behavioral care

Color, material choices can support patient independence

7/29/2020


COVID-19 healthcare facility design checklist

The list was compiled by architects and frontline workers

7/28/2020


Managing flanking noise in healthcare facilities

And at a time when hospital reimbursements are aligned with patient satisfaction, noise management is fundamental to business performance

7/28/2020


Healthcare slow to adopt modular construction

A manufacturing-style process helps to reduce the amount of wasted material

7/27/2020


Future hospital entrance areas designed as a visual statement

A glass-walled Galleria entrance to the main lobbies of both the future adult hospital and the expanded Children’s Hospital in Loma Linda

7/24/2020


Reducing healthcare worker stress with environmental changes

Small breaks and respite spaces can help with stress

7/22/2020


Occupancy data can create safer, more engaging and productive workplaces

Your team can use occupancy data to quickly identify COVID-19-related concerns as they arise

7/16/2020


Hygienic flooring essential choice for healthcare

Pathogens can spread from the floor to hands and other high-touch surfaces throughout a hospital room

7/7/2020


Behavioral health facility design sends a message

The design of a psychiatric unit is about more than safety

6/26/2020


Healthy design choices can support patients' wellbeing

Even small changes in design elements such as room layouts, wall color and flooring choices improved both patient and staff moods

6/24/2020


The impact of blue light on patients at night

Light is critical to our health because it helps synchronize the biological clock that maintains our circadian rhythms

6/23/2020


Keeping patients safe in major hospital renovations and expansions

Insight on best practices learned from Houston Methodist project

6/18/2020


Covid-19 could change future hospital design

New facilities may be designed to accommodate sudden patient surges

6/17/2020


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