Blogs

Healthcare Designers Go For The Gold

August 15, 2016     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief

Opportunities abound for healthcare providers to capitalize on our country’s athletic obsessions; meanwhile, designers of healthcare spaces engage in a little healthy competition of their own.

What Sports Medicine And Academic Medical Centers Have In Common

August 1, 2016     Joan Saba

Everyone benefits from high-performance design that breaks down silos, a lesson these seemingly disparate types of facility are both realizing. But there’s another group who stands to benefit, as well.

Trust Me; It’s Research

July 29, 2016     Ellen Taylor

The frenzy of today’s political discourse reminds us that facts and findings can be easily misinterpreted, misrepresented, and misused. Make sure you’re an informed user—and source—of evidence-based design knowledge. 

Building Health At Home

July 27, 2016     Angela Mazzi

Designing homes to support wellness may just be the next frontier for health systems.

Union Village: Conditions Of Satisfaction

July 13, 2016     Matt Carroll

A healthcare project’s conditions of satisfaction set the ultimate goal for work by defining success. The UHS Henderson Hospital project, part of the in-progress Union Village health village in Henderson, Nev., provides an example of the conditions that were identified for the new hospital as well as how team members will measure them. 

Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark

June 16, 2016     Joan Suchomel

When planning lighting programs in healthcare facilities, it’s important that designers think beyond the role daylighting plays in the healing process. Many critical body functions take place while we sleep at night and require total darkness in the patient care environment. 

Lasting Impression: Northwestern Memorial Hospital

June 9, 2016     Angela Mazzi

The 2016 Legacy Project Award winner illustrates design principles that have helped the facility adapt as needs have changed while becoming a good neighbor to the community.

When is a Patient Room a “Sleeping” Room?

June 8, 2016     Sheila F. Cahnman

Newly adopted codes require that new buildings must have an outside window or outside door in every sleeping room, with a sill height no higher than 36 inches above the floor. But what does this mean for short-stay units? 

Questioning The Trends

June 2, 2016     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief

While we love to consider the forest—the big-picture trends in healthcare design—it doesn’t tell the whole story. 

A Forecast For Change

June 1, 2016     Debra Levin

New methods of care delivery are creating opportunities for the architecture and design community. 

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