As the population ages, designers of commercial and multifamily applications are incorporating new solutions to meet those demands. Ergonomics can be an integral part of design, manufacturing, and use. Nowhere is this more critical than in bathroom design.read more
Located in Wilmington, Delaware, Nemours/duPont hospital has undergone a series of expansions sin...read more
The renovation of Rancho Los Amigos Rehabilitation Center will provide more than 30% of open space on the Downey, Calif., campus. The design-build team for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works. Photo courtesy SmithGroupJJR.
A famed rehab center is reconfigured to make room for more outdoor gardens, parks, and open space...read more
NYULangone Medical Center recently unveiled details about its $32.9 million, 55,000-sf Joan H. and Preston Robert Tisch medical center, which is slated to open at the Essex Crossing development site in downtown New York City in late 2018. Image: Dattner Architects
A new CBRE survey finds that equity set aside for purchases continues to outshoot the availabilit...read more
The 14,000-sf Shift center, Chicago, focuses on enhancing clients’ physical performance by encouraging better health and nutrition habits. Courtesy Shift
A new medical facility in Chicago focuses on sustaining its customers’ human performance.
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
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
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
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.
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....
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
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The project will combine three aging hospitals into one complex.
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
Sanya Fuwai Center, on the island of Hainan, China, is the subject of a rigorous research study by a design team from GBBN Architects. The project’s site plan is shown below. Photo courtesy of GBBN architects.
In a new research paper, three healthcare specialists present factors that contribute to a psycho...read more
Clark Construction crew members install an Edge Guard infection control panel at Fair Oaks (Va.) Hospital. The system is reusable and integrates ICRA barrier requirements, including pressure monitoring, notices, security, and filtration. Photo courtesy of Clark Construction.
Clark Construction Group pilots the Edge Guard system on the Fair Oaks (Va.) Hospital reconstruct...read more
While it’s been building a new 4,500-sf emergency department, Grove Hill (Ala.) Memorial Hospital has continued to offer emergency medical services via MED-1, a mobile hospital unit provided by Carolina HealthCare Systems. The seven-month installation is the longest a MED-1 has been deployed in the field and one of the first where its infrastructure—water, electricity, etc.—has been set up as if the mobile unit were a permanent structure. Photo: Brian Hale courtesy of Robins & Morton.
The MED-1 Mobile Hospital Unit serves as a lower-cost solution during construction of new ED....
Clinical staff at the Mercy Virtual Care Center, Chesterfield, Mo., check in with a remote patient. As of May, the center was serving 80 patients. Photo courtesy of Mercy.
Mercy’s new high-tech medical center equips its medical professionals to deliver care at the beds...read more