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?
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.
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.
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.
After decades of operating as an industrial system that “contributes to problems it’s there to solve,” the U.S. healthcare industry is starting to wake up, said Robin Guenther of Perkins+Will, speaking at TEDMED. An important step in the process: Buildings that do no harm.
Despite widespread publicity about the growing problem of overweight adults and children, rates are still rising—both in the U.S. and abroad. Is it time for design to step up and offer some game-changing ideas to address this issue?
The annual Healthcare Design Showcase serves as a yearbook for the healthcare design industry, highlighting trends and hinting at future innovations.
Most healthcare design projects begin with plenty of aspirations for improving outcomes and quality of care. Jurors for the Healthcare Design Showcase lauded these efforts after a review of this year’s submissions, but they noted that results on whether the efforts were successful were missing.
So many attention-grabbing projects these days are sitting on foreign soil. Is it a grass-is-greener thing? Or legitimately “better” examples of architecture and interior design?
Delivering healthcare facilities to one of the most underserved regions in the world starts with listening and involving residents in the building process.