Blogs

Like A Good Neighbor

October 30, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Eskenazi Health doesn’t just say it’s serious about its civic role in Indianapolis, it’s walking the walk at its new campus with three design features that broaden the idea of healthcare and community.

More Support For A Room Of One's Own

October 29, 2014     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief

Evidence mounts in the case for private patient rooms for even the youngest occupants, as recent research shows improved outcomes for single-family room NICU patients at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island.

Evaluating The Right Healthcare Design Research Tools

October 22, 2014     Christine Guzzo Vickery
After identifying a healthcare design problem, it’s time to see if there’s existing evidence that might provide a solution. If not, designers will need to conduct their own research, and there are several tools available to get the job done.

Infection Prevention: What Design Can Do

October 14, 2014     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief
The Ebola threat underscores the need for all players in the healthcare arena—designers, engineers, and architects included—to do everything they can to stop the spread of infection within facilities.

Are You Top 10 Material?

October 10, 2014     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief
Nominations for The HCD 10 are open, and we’re looking for a few good men and women—and one outstanding organization—to honor for their accomplishments over the past 12 months. Here’s the scoop.

Designing For Men

October 2, 2014     Posted By Anne DiNardo
Most men are known for being reluctant to seek care until the last minute. But as the push toward preventative care catches on, can facility design entice men to be comfortable seeking care in sickness and in health?

Designing To Keep Doctors In The House

September 30, 2014     Sheila Cahnman
Physicians have expressed growing professional discontent in recent years, a trend that could affect outcomes and patient satisfaction. Have design decisions played a part in lowering morale? If so, how can it be repaired?

The New Parkland: Lessons In Practical Design

September 25, 2014     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor
A tour of the new 2.1 million-square-foot Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas adds perspective to what defines appropriate healthcare design today, showing that creative yet sensible solutions can be identified, even for projects on the largest of scales.

Community Health: It’s Not Just A Numbers Game

September 25, 2014     Abbie Clary
To truly measure a community’s need for healthcare services, it’s important to look beyond quantitative and even qualitative data to define what health and wellness means to residents, and how that can be supported by the built environment.

Using Psychiatric Facility Design To Inspire Integrated Care Spaces

September 18, 2014     James M. Hunt
In order to answer the industry push to treat both general and psychiatric patients in one location, the proper physical environment to support integrated care is essential. In order to make these spaces safe—and attractive—for all, there’s plenty to learn from design solutions already being applied in psychiatric care settings.
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