Research shows that lighting provides a number of benefits, from improving mood to decreasing pain, calling for the need to re-evaluate the approach to lighting that’s taken in patient rooms.
As the integrated project delivery team building the new Lawrence + Memorial Hospital cancer center in Waterford, Conn., wrapped up construction, its members shared insight into how the delivery method helped them achieve an end result that was just what they'd planned.
Standalone EDs remain a viable solution to provide accessible, affordable care outside of the hospital. A team of designers, researchers, and a facility owner tackled the topic and offered up some design suggestions for the facility type.
A project milestone celebration for the new Golisano Children's Hospital at the Rochester Medical Center offers a chance to pause and remember why healthcare design and construction matter.
A recent Institute of Medicine report states that the current cancer care delivery system in the U.S. has reached crisis status and suggests improvements to six components of care, begging the question of how healthcare designers can better support such systematic changes.
Even for designers, sometimes the concept of design thinking might get lost in the shuffle of healthcare projects. One author reminds us that the process of starting at the beginning is just as important as ever.
Once inspired by the lavish luxury of the hospitality space, healthcare designers today are moving toward more practical approaches to interiors. But there are still a few things to learn from hotel happenings.
Not every healthcare facility project is as straightforward as it might seem, with everything from historic trees to hazardous materials cropping up as potential budget and schedule busters.
Healthcare providers across the country are working to move their services into communities in an effort to promote wellness, rather than treat illness. And, conveniently, there are plenty of empty big-box stores out there to provide ideal locations.
While many forces are at play in shaping the future of healthcare delivery, two industry professionals identified six major trends that are emerging and influencing the way facilities should be planned to respond to those forces.