Lessons learned after the opening of the 1.6 million-square-foot outpatient center drove design improvements on four shell floors, which were on display during one of the facility tours at this year’s Healthcare Design Expo & Conference.
Cooper University Hospital reviewed the workings of its existing medical/surgical units to fuel new ideas and approaches to nursing stations, in-room computer stations, and collaboration spaces for two new floors at the Roberts Pavilion.
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.
July 25, 2016 Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
One of the founding partners of 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.
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.
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.
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.