Creating healthier populations through local community health centers.
Healthcare for the Homeless Houston quadrupled its space when it relocated last year into a three-story building that once served as a sailors' union hall. The redesign of this building revolves around the clinical model of the organization. Image: Slyworks Photography/Courtesy Page Southerland Page
For this adaptive reuse of an old union hall, the Building Team made the best of tight quarters. ...
Understanding the costs specifically related to activation is one of the keys to successfully occ...read more
Proper lighting can improve staff productivity, patient healing, and the use of space in healthca...read more
With a long road of political and financial uncertainty ahead for the healthcare sector, what doe...read more
Pediatric experience design must evolve beyond the common mantra of “make it fun” or “make it loo...read more
Successfully developing a complete and well thought out Total Project Budget is perhaps the most...read more
A simulation at Grady Health's campus in Atlanta, where nurses, providers, and facility leadership could try out a Ponta overhead beam system under real-life care conditions. A white paper from Georgia Tech concludes that these beam systems are superior to other kinds of overhead boom systems for providing access to patients, gases, and equipment in critical care settings. Image: White paper titled “Comparison of Overhead Utility Systems for Intensive Care Rooms”
It concludes that a ceiling-mounted beam system is best suited to provide critical care settings...read more
Higher costs and low occupancy rates have forced healthcare facilities to rethink how healthcare...read more
Hospitals of Providence’s 40,000-sf microhospital in the El Paso suburb of Horizon City will serve a market whose population has exploded despite being nearly an hour’s drive from the nearest full-size hospital. Photo: Courtesy The Hospitals of Providence.
Microhospitals are acute care facilities that are smaller than the typical acute care hospital. T...read more
The 14-story Josie Robertson Surgery Center in New York City, part of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, is situated on land that allowed for only an 11,500-sf floor plate. Vertical construction required new thinking about operations and patient management. ©Chris Cooper, courtesy of Perkins Eastman.
A recent analysis of patient volumes showed that Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center would run...read more
Hospitals, either individually or in joint ventures, run 37% of U.S. urgent care centers.
Decentralized nurses stations are becoming more common in hospitals looking to improve their patient satisfaction scores. But a University of Kansas research team wonders whether decentralization might be hampering nurses' collaboration. Image: University of Kansas
The Institute of Health + Wellness Design at the University of Kansas raised questions after revi...read more
Dell Children's Hospital, Austin, Texas. Photo: Andreanna Moya Photography
As we approach the end of the second decade of LEED, the financial costs and benefits of going gr...read more
As UF Health North demonstrates, developer-driven projects can achieve the same high quality healing environments and design aesthetics as provider-driven projects.
When entering a new market, the financial risk can be magnified to the point that the investment...read more
Construction delays are common with projects as large as the $354 million Reading Hospital expans...read more
How hospitals can partner with their doctors to build an ambulatory network.
While the benefits of intelligently deployed technology are abundantly clear to both designers an...read more
A new facility on the campus of the University of Massachusetts Medical School features two high-powered microscopes that could give scientists new insights into neurological and immunological diseases. Image: Consigli Construction / Bob Umenhofer
Design and construction met rigorous requirements for sound, vibration, and temperature controls....
Rendering for the new Afganistan International Organization for Migration.
The communications challenges don’t even begin to compare to the inherent challenges of designing...read more
Ultima® Total Acoustics™ ceiling panels (foreground) absorb noise in the lobby of the Inova Women’s and Children’s Hospital and prevent it from traveling into adjacent spaces. The MetalWorks™ RH200 ceiling panels (background) in a warm, wood-look finish impart a welcoming quality to the space while providing added noise control.
A myriad of acoustical ceiling solutions aid in patient comfort and recuperation.
70-million electron volt cyclotron
The 70 MeV, 140-ton cyclotron was manufactured by Ion Beam Applications (IBA) in Belgium.
Delta offers a close look at specific activities and behaviors that can help healthcare...read more
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There has been a rapid improvement and availability of LED products as primary light sources in m...read more
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The design is not just meant to be aesthetically pleasing, but can also help patients with dement...read more
Discovering new ways design can—and can’t—improve the patient experience.
Image courtesy of CannonDesign and NEUF architect(e)s
The project will combine three aging hospitals into one complex.
As healthcare costs...read more
The white paper discusses in detail four options used to mitigate transmission of waterborne bact...read more
A typical PACE center is comprised of a fully functioning and equipped primary care clinic, adult...read more