Bringing multiple patient populations under one roof to treat mild to severe behavioral issues required keen planning and thoughtful organization, a task that the new Merrifield Center in Fairfax, Va., embraced with a nature-driven design.
Hospitals have an opportunity to serve as the base upon which health districts that improve the well-being of a community can be built. The Baton Rouge Health District in Baton Rouge, La., serves as an example of how it’s done.
The Center for Health Design studied patient rooms in medical/surgical units to identify the top design considerations that should be introduced for improved patient and staff safety. Here’s a look at the top six.
More and more health systems are on a mission to show and tell their communities how to eat well. Introducing demonstration kitchens, some with mini-auditoriums, has become an innovative way for hospitals to engage the public in disease prevention and management.
The healthcare built environment is evolving from a place where sickness is treated to a place where health is promoted and wellness is maintained. The solutions being brought to the table by the design community to support that initiative are plentiful, and this latest blog from the AIA-AAH outlines a few worth considering.
Critical access hospitals and other remote healthcare sites face unique challenges and provider goals, calling for healthcare spaces that support those needs. A recent research study identifies some proven paths for design.