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.
A healthcare project’s conditions of satisfaction set the ultimate goal for work by defining success. The UHS Henderson Hospital project, part of the in-progress Union Village health village in Henderson, Nev., provides an example of the conditions that were identified for the new hospital as well as how team members will measure them.
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.