Construction and Design

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

12/11/2019


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

12/10/2019


Biophilic design can impact wellness

Using natural construction materials like wood or granite with texture and grain that people can see and touch can help reduce stress and improve well-being

12/9/2019


The value of daylighting, even with LEDs

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

12/9/2019


Best practices for planning smart buildings

If the planning is done wrong, building owners and facility managers will be playing the fix-it and upgrade game to keep up

12/5/2019


Solar power, other tech, can save hospitals money and energy

Technologies can help can cut costs and improve energy efficiency

12/5/2019


Wisconsin hospital builds 'first of its kind' surgery floor

Froedtert Health Care's integrated procedural platform combines surgical and interventional care areas on a single, centrally located floor

12/2/2019


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

12/2/2019


Healthcare facilities are focusing on designing for flexibility

The ability to adapt and grow to patient needs, is a major concern when designing any kind of medical facility

11/26/2019


Design of Unity Health Care Brentwood facility in D.C. focused on employee and patient experience

Unity Health Care Brentwood was recently recognized as a winner of the ASID Outcome of Design Awards

11/25/2019


Cherokee Nation opens largest U.S. tribal outpatient health center

More than 600 pieces of Cherokee art are on display throughout the new outpatient health center

11/22/2019


Illinois hospital's new $30 million emergency department includes an 11,000-square-foot green roof

The building is LEED-certified and 92 percent of the debris collected from its construction was recycled

11/21/2019


New York senior facility developed on college campus

Broadview—Senior Living at Purchase College is being developed as an intergenerational senior learning community, according to an article on the Environments for Aging website

11/18/2019


FMs share renovation best practices

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

11/18/2019


Keeping patients safe in major hospital renovations and expansions

Insight on best practices learned from Houston Methodist project

11/15/2019


Nine design drivers for behavioral health facilities

As the need for behavioral health inpatient units becomes clear, experienced healthcare designers are thinking carefully about the supportive characteristics of their architecture.

11/14/2019


Chicago hospital gets more than $25 million in upgrades

Louis A. Weiss Memorial Hospital has made infrastructure improvements over the last nine months

11/12/2019


Florida hospital system to invest $600 million into three 'wellness villages'

Each ‘village’ will have different healthcare concepts, including fitness and medical offices

11/11/2019


Case study: UW Health Heart & Vascular Center at ProHealth Care

Make sure your risk assessment and scenario planning are up to date and accurate

11/11/2019


Making the case for wellness-supporting design

When health and wellness strategies dovetail with sustainability, the financial justification argument is becoming much stronger

11/11/2019


Long Island hospital builds kid-friendly facility

Stony Brook Children’s Hospital’s new building was designed to make families more comfortable

11/8/2019


Sutter Health combines two sites into new facility to meet seismic requirements

New million-square-foot California Pacific Medical Center Van Ness campus takes up entire San Francisco city block, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

11/6/2019


Retrocommissioning can lead to long-term energy efficiency

A recent study shows that retrocommissioning leads to persistent energy savings in commercial buildings

11/1/2019


Eco-friendly strategies for healthcare facilities

U.S. healthcare industry contributes 8 – 10 percent of the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions

10/31/2019


Factors informing healthcare interior planning

People, process, place, and technology must be considered individually and in complement to ensure healthcare interiors contribute to a healing environment

10/31/2019


Designing for healthcare facility staff satisfaction

While healthcare facilities are designed to support patient well-being, they can be unsupportive when it comes to caring for the needs of the staff, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

10/30/2019


Shaping tomorrow's hospitals and outpatient facilities

Establishing processes and standards can help deliver a consistent patient experience as well as economies of scale

10/29/2019


Emergency rooms designed for older patients improving outcomes

These ERs include separate and customized physical spaces

10/28/2019


Austin State Hospital replacement planned

A new hospital will replace the oldest psychiatric hospital in Texas, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

10/25/2019


Brooklyn Heights clinic designing spaces for adults, children

Weill Cornell Medicine is outfitting two floors of primary care outpatient clinics, one pediatric and one adult, at its facility in Brooklyn Heights, N.Y., according to an article on the Healthcare Design website.

10/24/2019


Designing restrooms for long-term use can save money in the long run

Good design choices can mean lower operating costs over the life of the facility

10/23/2019


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

10/22/2019


Illinois hospital's new $30 million emergency department includes an 11,000-square-foot green roof

The building is LEED-certified and 92 percent of the debris collected from its construction was recycled

10/21/2019


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

10/18/2019


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



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