Safety by Design

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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Creating A Destination Campus For Wellness And Inclusion

October 26, 2016     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

The Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital, YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids, and Carol Van Andel Healthy Living Center are colocating at a 117,000-square-foot Y to provide health activities and programs, a musculoskeletal clinic, and wellness center.

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Showcase 2016: University Medical Center New Orleans, New Orleans

August 2, 2016     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

This new community hospital is at home in The Big Easy with resiliency features and custom touches, including graphics and artwork, designed to honor its New Orleans heritage.

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6 Evidence-Based Design Strategies For Med/Surg Rooms

May 19, 2016     Debra Levin

The Center for Health Design studied patient rooms in medical/surgical units to identify the top design considerations that should be introduced for improved patient and staff safety. Here’s a look at the top six. 

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Historic Renovation Offers Lessons In Adaptive Reuse

April 7, 2016     Steve Wiser

A landmark building offered the ideal site for a Louisville, Ky., nonprofit healthcare provider, but retrofitting the 80-year-old space to support modern care delivery was a historic challenge.

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New Terrain: Designing Outdoor Rehab Spaces

April 1, 2016     Brenna Costello

Rehabilitation patients are often challenged by what were once routine movements, such as traversing an incline or stepping up onto a curve. To help ease their transition from hospital to home, facilities are designing terrain parks and agility courses that challenge and help patients regain independence. 

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The Home Stretch: Designing Rehab Centers

March 18, 2016     Sharon Schnall

Well-designed rehabilitation centers provide responsive environments to patients over both short- and long-term stays, re-creating independent living as much as possible to help ease the transition back home.

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Risk Management: Preparing Your Facility To Handle Infectious Disease Patients

February 11, 2016     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Healthcare facilities should be thinking about and designing to handle infectious disease patients—for today’s cases as well as those in the future.

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Patient-Centered Design Applications for Modern Healthcare Spaces

December 17, 2015     Adam Armstrong

In the shift to an emphasis on value-based care, patient HCAHPS scores can be influenced from intake to discharge—presenting an opportunity for architects and designers to massively influence outcomes and reimbursement through design.  

Watch this video as Mark Allen, Founding Partner and President of Futrus® Solutions With DuPont™ Corian®, defines the top trends in patient-centered design for the clinical environment.  Joining Mark is Tim Wright, Regional Sales Manager for DuPont™ Corian® Solid Surface, as he outlines how Corian® is influencing modern applications and designs within healthcare.

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Balancing Act In Behavioral Healthcare Design

December 1, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Safety and patient empowerment star in new takes on patient room design for mental health facilities, as part of the Institute for Patient-Centered Design Inc.'s annual design competition.

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A New Movement For Healthcare: Universal Design

November 4, 2015     Gary L. Vance

As more and more boomers reach age 65, the healthcare planning and design community continues to search for clarity on how to design facilities for this significant cohort. With much still to learn about the generation’s unique requirements, universal design may serve as an ideal solution. 

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The Next Ebola Is Coming: Are Facilities Prepared?

October 23, 2015     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief

Infectious disease control was top of mind a year ago, but today, complacency is a threat. Understanding proper protocols and designing spaces to contain and treat highly communicative diseases require a pipeline of funding—and vigilance.

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The Evolution Of Behavioral Healthcare Environments

October 14, 2015     Peter L. Bardwell

Just as the delivery of behavioral healthcare care has transformed over the years, the spaces where treatment is provided is taking new shape to support these modern solutions, from private patient rooms to behavioral health spaces within EDs. 

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