Two recent health tragedies brought a new perspective to how a healthcare architect looks at facility design.
For years, Michael Graves has been challenging the effectiveness of healthcare facilities at designing spaces that really cater to patients. As his newest design for the industry launches, the landscape looks a little different—and a little better
From self-closing drawers to copper sinks, several design considerations can help designers and facilities cut down on the threat of hospital acquired infections.
Proton therapy cancer treatment is gaining attention across the country as more and more of the facilities are being built. But is the treatment itself worth all the trouble?
The Palomar Health system is laying off 84 healthcare workers less than a year after opening its behemoth Palomar Medical Center. What does it mean for other hospital new-build or renovation projects?
How a few thoughtful elements can help wayfinding designs yield cohesive and effective results across a hospital campus, no matter how many additions and expansions have occurred over the years.
Staff at Mercy Health considered injuries from moving patients a regular job hazard until the organization invested $5 million in lift equipment and tools. Four years later, Mercy reports some impressive results in reducing patient handling incidents and workers’ compensation costs.
As part of the process of right-sizing rural facilities, looking at a city like Paris, with its street cafés and bustling neighborhoods, offers inspiration for how to best take advantage of limited square footage to offer desired amenities.
Designers are including some beautiful, amenity-rich spaces to allow hospital visitors to hang out and recharge, and maybe even bond with others going through similar experiences with patients. Are these areas being used?
The cost of dementia care is expected to double by 2040, underscoring the need for care facilities to handle this specialized population with care and dignity.