Rooms and Workspaces


Reducing Waiting In Healthcare

December 1, 2016     Joan Suchomel
As the patient experience becomes more important than ever, it’s time to remedy one of healthcare’s biggest pain points—
the waiting room. 

2016 Nightingale Awards Winners Honored At HCD Expo

November 30, 2016     Anne DiNardo, Executive Editor

More than 20 product awards were handed out during the annual Nightingale Awards ceremony at the 2016 Healthcare Design Expo & Conference in Houston.


All together Now

November 21, 2016     Tom Clark

Post-occupancy evaluations conducted on four different Patient-Centered Medical Home clinic designs yield insights into what works best.


New Approaches To Planning Emergency Departments

November 18, 2016     Christine Guzzo Vickery

Emergency departments must be designed to handle high-stress situations and run efficiently while answering the challenges that come with a diverse patient population, ranging from safety and security to behavioral health issues. Here are some ideas to get you started. 


Transitioning The Care Model

November 11, 2016     By Kara Freihoefer, Sarah Cypher, and Pamela Scherff

Design research can play an important role in change management, as seen in one academic medical center’s transition from a centralized to decentralized care model in its medical/surgical unit.


Caring For The Caregivers

November 7, 2016     Sharon Schnall

More innovative spaces dedicated to employees’ work and respite are increasingly finding their way into building programs across healthcare for a variety of reasons, requiring solutions that are effective but won’t break the bank.


Having It All: New Trends In Clinic Design

November 3, 2016     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor

The care provided in clinics is becoming more and more comprehensive, pushing designers and providers to create collaborative, flexible, and welcoming spaces that accommodate a multitude of needs.  


Designing For The Next Wave

November 2, 2016     Susan Kreimer

As metro Orlando’s population swells, Florida Hospital has debuted a new tertiary facility offering services for women of all ages, from general wellness to maternity and specialty care.


Put To The Test

November 1, 2016     Camilla Moretti and Upali Nanda

A research team shares how a diagnostic tool was created to analyze field research in a medical/surgical unit, which could then be applied to help design a more functional space  


How To Weigh In On The FGI Guidelines

October 31, 2016     Bryan Langlands and Byron Burlingame

The public comment period for the latest draft of the FGI Guidelines for Design and Construction is open. Here’s a summary of changes being considered, what they mean for the industry, and how to share your opinions on them. 


Take Five With Deb Sheehan

October 26, 2016     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

The client strategies leader with CannonDesign discusses the top five trends and issues getting her attention right now.


What Corporate America Can Teach Healthcare About Staff Satisfaction

September 15, 2016     Vincent Della Donna

There are plenty of design ideas worth borrowing from retail and hospitality leaders to provide healthier work spaces for healthcare staff. 


All Together Now: POE Insights Into Clinic Design

September 8, 2016     Tom Clark

Post-occupancy evaluations conducted on four different Patient-Centered Medical Home clinic designs yield insights into what works best.


Listen Up: Design Strategies To Quiet Healthcare Environments

August 23, 2016     Lisa D. Ellis

How managing noise through design can make a hospital a healthier place. 


Class Act: University Of Minnesota Health Clinics And Surgery Center

July 12, 2016     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

This academic medical center, opened February 2016, in Minneapolis, features a host of new approaches to operations and layout that were inspired by other markets, including retail and airports.

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