Construction - June 2015

Programming beyond a healthcare facility's space needs

Beyond space needs, an architect should understand the client's culture, technology, operations, and opportunities for innovation


Designing for healthcare's middle management

It's more important than ever to design a physical environment that fosters communication and collaboration at all levels, including department directors, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Impact of 'active listening' on design discussed

Architects recognized for helping create a comfortable patient experience and an optimized work environment for staff


Applying Lean principles to infection prevention

The application of Lean thinking can have a significant effect on infection control, according to an article eon the Healthcare Design website


Anatomy of an isolation room

Isolation rooms create a clean environment for the patient whose immune system may be compromised


Designing healthcare dining spaces

Today's hospital dining areas are designed as comfortable, hospitality-inspired spaces customized for the user experience, according to Healthcare Design website


Designing behavioral health facilities

Healthcare organizations are turning toward smaller-scale settings that address clients' individual needs


Mobile dental clinic delivers services to offices

Studio Dental Inc. has created the 26-foot-long Studio Dental Mobile Unit to deliver dental services to offices around San Francisco, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Going beyond the ADA for healthcare facility accessibility

Simplest changes to facility plans can impact the patient experience


Designing for geriatric patients

Older patients present healthcare facilities with a unique set of concerns


Ohio healthcare facility upgrades sprinkler system, more

Case study on Facility Executive website, explores safety, functional and aesthetic upgrades


Dealing with construction vibrations

The construction process can be extremely disruptive to ongoing healthcare operations


Franciscan hospital in Indiana finishes $11 million renovation

Healthcare facility upgrades emergency and surgery departments for possible designation at trauma center


Making the healthcare facility a treatment for the patient

The Hospital Microbiome Project is studying how the environment itself contributes to healthcare-associated infections, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website



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