Hospitals have an opportunity to serve as the base upon which health districts that improve the well-being of a community can be built. The Baton Rouge Health District in Baton Rouge, La., serves as an example of how it’s done.
The healthcare practice leader at Perkins+Will’s San Francisco office discusses the evolution of wellness and sustainable healthcare design, the need for outcome-based codes, and why we need to start think beyond buildings to create healthcare districts.
A healthcare design firm is developing a technology that will produce hard metrics for teams to present to clients to answer questions about the real value of wellness initiatives, an attempt to capture effectiveness and measure cost against benefit.
Cleveland’s safety-net hospital of 175 years is evolving to support efforts that improve the health of its patients and the community where they live. The move is inspiring a years-long campus transformation project that addresses healthcare as well as economic opportunity, access to nature, public transit, and more.
Critical access hospitals and other remote healthcare sites face unique challenges and provider goals, calling for healthcare spaces that support those needs. A recent research study identifies some proven paths for design.