Construction and Design

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

10/18/2019


Hospital, continuing care retirement community in China focusing on nature, natural light

The Taikang Ningbo Hospital and Continuing Care Retirement Community will include specialized healthcare, retirement living and retail, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

10/16/2019


Recognized interior designs include inviting, warm spaces

The International Interior Design Association announces the winners of the 2016 Healthcare Interior Design Competition

10/16/2019


Outpatient facility design for introverts and extroverts

Waiting areas needs to allow for introverts to remain private as well as provide seating for the extrovert who is sociable and talkative, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

10/15/2019


Resilient design for healthcare facilities about more than disasters

Resilience can be about how the design holds up in the long-term

10/14/2019


The value of daylighting, even with LEDs

Even when LEDs mimic sunlight, expert see LEDs as complementary to — but not replacing — daylighting strategies

10/14/2019


Experiential design can benefit healthcare facilities

This trend is resulting in efforts to improve the experience of hospital stays and visits

10/11/2019


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

10/11/2019


A Houston hospital stays afloat during extreme weather

Hospitals learned the lessons of Katrina

10/10/2019


Marquette University health facility includes state-of-the-art locker rooms

The Athletic and Human Performance Research Center (AHPRC) in Milwaukee combines training, testing and research in one facility, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

10/10/2019


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

10/9/2019


How to create collaborative patient-centered design

The goal should be to provide spaces that offer the patient a voice, contribute to collaboration and facilitate healing

10/9/2019


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

10/7/2019


Quebec hospital interior designed to humanize the environment

The design also focuses on wayfinding, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

10/7/2019


Designing to give patients more control with wearable technology

Wearable technology can increase patients' level of control over their comfort and care

10/4/2019


Patient satisfaction, market needs drive healthcare renovation trends

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

10/4/2019


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

10/2/2019


Calif. hospital hospital rests on rollers to withstand earthquakes

Six feet of the facility would be able to move laterally in the event of a quake

10/1/2019


Tennessee children's hospital designed for homey feel

Le Bonheur Children’s Outpatient Clinic was designed with forms and materials that suggest a 'home away from home,' according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

10/1/2019


Helping patients find their way only part of the potential of signage

Proper wayfinding and good signage is a crucial part of healthcare interiors design

9/26/2019


Healthcare provider waiting areas need to convey that visitors are entering a top-notch facility

Regardless of the size or type of facility, the patient experience typically begins in the waiting room

9/18/2019


Patient expectations are redefining facilities

U.S. patients have begun expecting more from their healthcare facilities

9/13/2019


Hospital design allows connection while maintaining USP 800 compliance

Required air pressure demands can isolate staff, but Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare maintains connections with large windows coupled with an intercom system, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

9/12/2019


Ascension Wisconsin to build new health center in former car dealership

The first floor of the building will house a 16,500-square-foot small-scale hospital

9/11/2019


Maximizing safety in healthcare facility construction

Contractors also need to be vigilant about infection control

9/6/2019


Sustainable design can support health and recovery of patients

Sustainable design elements can also benefit staff and visitors

9/4/2019


New hospital near Washington opening soon within ‘Science Gateway’

The area includes the new headquarters for the Food & Drug Administration, mixed-use projects, new public amenities and the first bus rapid transit system in the state

9/4/2019


Designing healthcare facilities for flexibility

Healthcare designers must address what’s necessary today while anticipating tomorrow's changes, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website.

9/3/2019


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

8/30/2019


Tips for a successful construction project

No construction project ever goes perfectly, but follow these tips to increase your chances of an on-time, on-budget building

8/29/2019


Hospital infection rates drop with single-patient rooms

Single-patient room experience also supports privacy, confidentiality, comfort, reduced noise and improved quality of sleep

8/28/2019


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

8/28/2019


Acoustics involves a number of factors

The ceiling, the walls, the floor and the soundmasking system all play important roles in determining the acoustical quality of a space

8/27/2019


New York hospital plans $2 billion renovation

The project will include residential apartments

8/27/2019


Going hybrid for maximum heating efficiencies

Two types of boilers can be better than one

8/26/2019


Tips for energy efficient healthcare facilities

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

8/23/2019


Mass. hospice designed to be uplifting

Care Dimensions Hospice House in Lincoln, Mass., is a functional and uplifting environment for the staff, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

8/22/2019


Stanford Medicine expansion almost finished

The project includes updating the School of Medicine with new labs

8/20/2019


Workplace culture key to return on investment

Good healthcare design is informed by the reality that culture as key to leveraging the investment in capital building projects, according to an article on the Healthcare Design

8/20/2019


Four energy-saving design tips for cold climates

In cold climates, heating loads are key

8/19/2019


Recognized interior designs include inviting, warm spaces

The International Interior Design Association announces the winners of the 2016 Healthcare Interior Design Competition

8/19/2019



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