Construction - June 2014

Mobile clinic project helps bring healthcare to remote areas

Moved to Care design challenge requires designers to create a clean, sterile environment for small surgical procedures, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Best practices created for dementia care design

The Alzheimer's Foundation collaborates with architects for long-term care design report, according to an article on the Long-Term Living website


Toronto Birth Centre offers non-hospital option

Project comes from effort to shift to non-acute health services and community-based healthcare centers, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Utah medical center community garden promotes wellness

Additional construction is planned for the hospital including physicians' offices and administrative space


Sustainability making impact in Middle East healthcare design

Facilities are exploring sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy conservation efficiency, and more, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Builder fined after dementia patient killed by falling door

Heavy fire door fell on patient during renovation work at Alexian Brothers Care Centre in UK


Healthcare interior design can inspire confidence and reduce stress

Colors, textures, patterns, artwork and graphics should resonate with patients, families and staff


Latest NFPA code changed to a risk-based document to reflect how healthcare is delivered

NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities Code was overhauled and changed from a 'standard' to a 'code'


Improving patient outcomes and the bottom line with evidence-based design

Butler County Health Care Center in David City, Neb., is improving patient outcomes, saving money and creating a better work environment by employing evidence-based design in new construction and renovation projects


Dubai hospital expansion part of $816 million plan

Expansion of Rashid Hospital's Trauma and Emergency Centre will add 160 beds and cost $161 million


Chickasaw Nation clinic pays homage to culture

Health Facilities Management 'Last Detail' feature looks at design of Chickasaw Nation Health Clinic in Ardmore, Okla.


Dallas clinic designed to revive community it serves

Facility will consolidate services offered in four separate clinics miles apart from each other


Ohio's University Hospitals plans ambulatory health center with freestanding ED

Facility will include outpatient laboratory services, physical therapy, primary and specialty care physician services


Mississippi healthplex designed for athletes

New $16 million facility follows trend of combining medical offices with fitness and sports facilities


Western New York VA renovates prosthetics facility

Upgrades include extra patient exam rooms, an expanded waiting room and a drive-up area for staff to bring prosthetics and equipment to the patient's vehicle


Massive Dallas hospital project promotes safety and sanitation

Parkland Hospital will have a network of pneumatic tubes to transport trash and recyclables from strategic collection sites throughout the building to the Dumpsters on the loading dock


Western Pennsylvania hospital to become medical mall

Frick Hospital in Mount Pleasant will offer patients specialty medical offices, diagnostic and testing services, a same-day surgery center, outpatient physical therapy, an expanded emergency department and some inpatient rooms


N.C.'s Hefner VA Medical Center opens acute psychiatric facility

New $16 million, 79,000-square-foot facility designed with safety in mind and is homier and less institutional


Texas medical center builds on LEED Platinum certification

Dell Children's Medical Center new tower project pursues more challenging task of pursuing LEED for Healthcare, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


New Jersey senior care facility wins landscaping award

Merwick Care and Rehabilitation Center wins landscape architecture competition, according to an article on the Environments for Aging website


Albany hospital finishing $259 million construction project

After more than a decade of construction, St. Peter's Hospital is nearly finished with the renovation of its healthcare facilities


Indiana care center expanding neighborhood model

Goshen Greencroft senior living center adding second 'Main Street'


Designing for growing senior care market in China

There are still plenty of unknowns surrounding what type of long-term living model will work, and what the market will look like in the long term, according to an article on the Environments for Aging website


Urban cancer center garden cultivates tranquility

Healing garden perched on the seventh floor setback of a 14-story building defining feature of the hospital's design, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Lighting can be designed to mimic night and day

Long-term care facilities can restore a more stable wake/sleep rhythm, according to an article on the Environments for Aging website


Memorial Hermann The Woodlands adds joint replacement facility

A photo tour of Memorial Hermann The Woodlands is offered on the Healthcare Design magazine website


Delaware children's hospital expansion designed with patient input

Healthcare Design magazine offers first look at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children project


N.C. medical facility designed to enhance patience convenience

Carolinas HealthCare System Lincoln County facility stresses privacy and reduced appointment wait times


ER's cosmetic upgrades reflect culture change

Pennsylvania hospital pledges that emergency patients will see a healthcare providers within 30 minutes


South Carolina hospital plans new main entrance

Spartanburg Medical Center wil also build a new patient wing and demolish a historic section of the hospital


Texas theater to be converted to health facility

Pecos County Memorial Hospital expanding into movie theater


Integrating research into healthcare design

Article on the Healthcare Design website details six steps to create a culture of research in the design process


Integrating research into healthcare design

Many design firms are instilling a culture of research and a commitment to metrics that matter, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


N.Y. health facility geared toward men

Tisch Center designed to be a welcoming place for men to get comprehensive healthcare


How will the medical home affect hospitals?

Not all care can occur outside the hospital but the medical home is an environment in which patients can feel more secure


When healthcare design innovation becomes common, what's next?

Healthcare Design magazine's managing editor, Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, discusses the results of the magazine's annual Design Showcase judging


UConn facility designed for patient-centered care

Health center constructing state-of-the art, $203 million outpatient pavilion


Wood chair rail Q&A

In a recent Q&A on the FacilityCare website, consultant Brad Keyes answered a question about wood chair rails in a dining room


Bay Area's new healthcare buildings smaller, specialized facilities

Driving much of the activity is a state law requiring hospitals to upgrade or replace their buildings to be structurally sound enough to withstand earthquakes


Design can make a difference in patient experience

Enhancing the patient experience has become a priority since the CMS began linking reimbursements to patient surveys, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Dayton hospital considers redesign to meet changing needs

Redesign would improve care, efficiency and patient privacy


Prefabricated headwalls offer option for change

Prefabricated headwalls in patient spaces can adjust with changing care needs, trends


Healthcare facilities use smart technologies to control costs

Healthcare system adds 1 million square feet of research hospital space and a new central utility plant as part of its expansion plan


Convenience, reform driving ER construction wave

Hospital systems are building new, freestanding emergency departments and upgrading and expanding those attached to hospitals


MaineGeneral hospital first in state awarded LEED gold

August facility paid special attention to using recycle-based materials and materials sourced within a 500-mile radius


Creating a patient-centered hospital of the future

Thoughtful design incorporates patient, staff and community needs



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