The design and installation of green roofs in healthcare have come a long way over the past decade, with earlier missteps yielding plenty of lessons to be applied to a new generation of healing spaces.
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 cancer patient volumes continue to grow, health systems are investing in new or expanded facilities to bring comprehensive care services under one roof while giving patients a better sense of privacy, more choice, and holistic services.
Grinnell Regional Medical Center turned vacant shell space into a soothing new chemotherapy infusion suite that's full of natural light, warm colors, and an inspiring botanical art installation that casts silhouettes of nature throughout the room all day long.
September 2, 2015 Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
St. Charles Bend Cancer Center earned an Award of Merit in the 2015 Healthcare Design Showcase by using design to maximize the long- and short-range views from its new addition and give patients an improved care environment.
July 31, 2015 Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor
Hospitals and health systems around the country are investing capital dollars in the birth experience, from creating standalone birth centers to renovating obstetrics units, all in an effort to get the details right for that special day—and, hopefully, inspire lifelong relationships along the way.
The effects of climate change and extreme weather events aren't just a concern for hospitals in traditionally high-risk areas anymore. Perkins+Will's Robin Guenther explains why more healthcare facilities should be assessing their vulnerabilities and adapting their designs.