These units have to do a lot of heavy lifting in today’s hospital environment, calling for designers to rethink existing models to better facilitate team-based care, streamline operations, and provide future flexibility.
In light of rising water and sewage rates, changing regulations, and the increasing occurrence of extreme weather conditions, healthcare facilities are exploring new ways to reduce their water consumption.
February 25, 2016 Patricia A. Lenaghan and Robert D. Counter
The inclusion of frontline staff in the design of Nebraska Medicine’s biocontainment unit—one of the few U.S. facilities to deal firsthand with the 2014 Ebola outbreak—paid off with a space tailored to their needs. Post-activation staff feedback now gives the industry plenty to build on.
Setting aggressive energy goals and efficiency standards is one thing; meeting them is another. Healthcare Design revisits some of the industry’s most notable green healthcare projects to find out what happened on their journey—and where they stand today.
As hospitals continue to look for more efficient and sustainable ways to operate their buildings, new strategies are required. Speakers at the Healthcare Design Expo & Conference review some of the active, passive, and renewable systems worth considering and how they can impact building design and bottom lines.
Surgical environments are a great challenge for healthcare designers, due to rapid evolution of medical procedures and technology. So what’s the key? This blog from the AIA AAH says it’s all about flexibility.