July 25, 2016 Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
One of the founding partners at E4H, a new firm formed this past spring by the merger of MorrisSwitzer Environments for Health, Ascension Group Architects, and DaSilva Architects, discusses the top five trends and issues getting his attention right now.
The unique design of Kaiser Permanente’s Kraemer Radiation Oncology Center allowed for operational efficiencies and an improved patient experience while serving as a bold new gateway to the Anaheim medical campus.
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital undertakes a renovation of its pediatric waiting room using graphics, colors, and custom wood furnishings that are designed to appeal to young patients and their families.
Community-inspired aesthetics and indoor/outdoor connections were on display in this year’s Healthcare Design Showcase, but jurors are still looking for more solutions on staff spaces and places where families and care teams can collaborate.
When planning lighting programs in healthcare facilities, it’s important that designers think beyond the role daylighting plays in the healing process. Many critical body functions take place while we sleep at night and require total darkness in the patient care environment.
It’s important to understand the complex role that lighting systems play within healthcare facilities, as the right approach and mix of designs and light sources can go a long way to create an environment that supports patient satisfaction and outcomes.