Facility design can have small impacts - like reducing a child's pain by 10%. It can also have sweeping effects like improving community health by reducing emissions and serving as a shelter during natural disasters. Find out which US hospitals have made a large positive change in recent years.
Two obstacles to great design exist in today's hopsitals, according to Barry S. Rabner, MPHA and President, CEO & Trustee of Princeton HealthCare System. The first is a lack of appreciation for how design decisions impact economic and clinical drivers. The second obstacle is that CEOs often delegate oversight to others who may not understand the organization's long-term values and strategies.
In 2003, Princeton HealthCare System completed a strategic plan that called for the replacement of its 220-bed acute care hospital, University Medical Center at Princeton. The New Jersey banking community has been a key partner to its success in the intervening years.
It was a model room - meant for one patient only with a foldout sofa, outdoor views and a novel drug dispensary. What happened when patients stayed here? They required 30 percent less pain medication and had a hastened recovery and rehabilitation.
Designing for pediatric facilities takes special thought and consideration. Quentin Elliot, Director of Healthcare Design at Moody Nolan, shares his thoughts on key elements for pediatric ambulatory care spaces, including designing positive distractions to improve the experience and using color and images to appeal to kids from newborn to their twenties.
Quentin Elliot, Director of Healthcare Design at Moody Nolan, shares his thoughts on key elements for pediatric ambulatory care spaces...
Christine Chadwick, Global Strategy Officer and National Healthcare Lead, AECOM, Canada, was co-author of this article that appeared in Issue 2 of Arab Health Magazine. The story highlights the role of medical equipment in patient experience and features some great projects that AECOM is working on.
Shanghai is a showcase for China's emergence onto the world stage as a thriving, modern economic power. With a landmark-quality design that thoughtfully blends Chinese and Western concepts without healthcare, the city's newest medical facility, Huashan Hospital, will be a symbol of the country's advancements.
Featuring Hank Adams, Vice President / Healthcare Principal, HDR Architecture - This article explores various trends and innovations being utilized within health facilities to meet the demands of the future. From and architectural perspective we learn what it means to be innovative with regards to health facilities.