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
A roll-up emergency department, next-gen telemedicine center, and biophilic cooling pods are amon...read more
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The right approach during the planning, design, and construction of a new facility can yield a po...read more
Wes Tafoya, an architectural intern with Corgan, ascends stairs wearing the GERT suit at the firm's Dallas headquarters. The headphones mimic high-frequency hearing loss and tinnitus. The glasses simulate impaired vision. The weights, wraps, and gloves replicate joint stiffness, reduced grip, and loss of coordination-even back bain and paralysis. To see what it's like to wear the GERT suit in an airport, go to: http://bit.ly/28LDkPT
As the 65+ population continues to rise, the AEC industry needs to better understand the stresses...read more
UNC Women’s and Children’s Hospital, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Photo: William Yeung, flickr Creative Commons.
AECOM, Jacobs, and WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff top Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking o...read more
Golden Gate Urgent Care Clinic, Mill Valley, Calif. Building Team: SmithGroupJJR (architect), Crux Builders (GC), Susan Van Leuven (Electrical Engineering), Lefler Engineering (mech/plumbing). Photo: ©Emily Hagopian 2016, courtesy of SmithGroupJJR.
Turner Construction Co., McCarthy Holdings, and Skanska USA top Building Design+Construction’s an...read more
Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Center for Advanced Care, Chicago, Ill. Building Team: SmithGroupJJR (architect), Turner Construction (GC), KJWW Engineering (MEP Engineer), Thornton Tomasetti (SE). Photo: Liam Frederick, courtesy of SmithGroupJJR.
HDR, Stantec, and Perkins+Will top Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking of the nation’s...read more
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The National Healthcare Design Awards recognizes functional hospital projects that solve aestheti...read more
Gilbane Building Company utilized advanced 3D scanning technology as part of a virtual design and...read more
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Compliance processes can be handled efficiently with a little bit of foresight. CBRE's Patrick Du...read more