White papers

Biophilia: Designing with Nature in Mind

Now more than ever, the designed environment in healthcare is proving its increasingly vital role in the health and wellness industry. New research shows just how important investing in the designed space can be when it comes to promoting psychological wellbeing and economic responsibility.

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The Flawless Interior

The overall condition of a facility speaks volumes to not only those who live and work there, but also to visitors and potential users. The old adage is: You only get one chance to make a good first impression.

Healthcare Facilities Solutions Guide

Healthcare facilities are complex. The cost to deliver healthcare to a population that is growing and living longer continues to increase. Hospital management must balance financial, operational and clinical goals while addressing ever changing regulations. The effects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are still not fully clear. Now more than ever it is important to reduce the total lifecycle costs of your facility and enable it to adapt to the future demands as the roles of buildings evolve in the continuum of care.

7 Strategies To Improve Patient Satisfaction

Hospital reimbursements are now influenced, in part, by patient satisfaction scores. Read about seven areas to target in your hospital for happier, more satisfied patients. Read white paper.

Noise reduction strategies for the 21st century hospital

Historically, Florence Nightingale is credited with bringing up the issue of noise in 1859, saying “Unnecessary noise, or noise that creates an expectation in the mind, is that which hurts a patient.”  It takes a team approach and fresh thinking to tackle the factors making today’s hospitals twice as noisy as they were 50 years ago. The design community has numerous tools in their kit to bring quiet to healing.

Business Case for the Use of Antimicrobial Copper Touch Surfaces in Hospitals

Bacterial contamination on touch surfaces leads to Hospital-Acquired Infections (HAI).  This is significant given that at any given time, an alarming 1 in 20 hospital patients have an HAI.  Metallic Antimicrobial Copper touch surfaces have been proven to continuously kill disease-causing bacteria.