The jury’s in, with a candid discussion of what matters in our industry today and where healthcare systems and architects need to shore up their efforts.
Critical access hospitals help define communities, serving as a destination that provides much more than healthcare. As such, some considerations should be made when designing these facilities.
Designers offer some strategies to address issues of inclusivity and the patient journey while designing for obese patients.
No matter how much research, planning, documentation, and expertise go into the meticulous creation of healthcare spaces, the design of that environment is subject to change once the staff clocks in. As the staff puts its own stamp on your creative vision, pay attention—there are valuable lessons to be learned.
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.