With discrepancies noted between scores for patient safety protocols and quality of the environment, healthcare designers shouldn’t be satisfied with only a passing grade.
Room designs and material choices can promote a good night’s sleep and help combat maternal mental health problems.
Noise control and sound masking are big issues in healthcare design, but some recent examples remind us that not all “noise” is a bad thing.
During National Nurses Week, it’s time to remember the design attributes that can make employees happy.
Long serving as an innovator in the healthcare space, the Department of Veterans Affairs is now facing scrutiny for what’s being called “dysfunctional” hospital construction project oversight. In a closer look of reports on what went wrong, some lessons emerge on what the public sector might learn from the private healthcare design industry.
A look inside three healthcare systems that are making sustainability work—both for themselves and the community—and how design plays a role in the process.
As obesity rates continue to rise across the country, healthcare organizations must focus on accommodating the needs of all patients.
Healthcare facilities across the country are facing increased cost pressure thanks to reform, so it's time to take a closer look at the physical plant and its role in cost decisions.
The model of a healthcare facility that's truly "of the community" has shifted, and there's more than one way to fit in--and stand out--through hospital design, architecture, and programs that go far beyond addressing patient health.
With more than 80 million individuals who will be in need of aging housing and services in the coming years, it's time to take a closer look at expectations for senior care facilities and recognize industry professionals who are already creating successful environments.