Building Patient Satisfaction by Improving the Physical Environment

Posted by on Oct 19, 2018 in Behind the Design
Building Patient Satisfaction by Improving the Physical Environment

As noted in a recent report by the American Hospital Association (AHA) and its American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE), improving the patient experience through the health care physical environment means a better outcome for all the stakeholders involved. Caring staff, patient-centered operations and well-designed facilities work together to support an excellent patient experience, a […]

Create an Engaging Environment with Supergraphics

Posted by on Oct 12, 2018 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
Create an Engaging Environment with Supergraphics

Supergraphics are an exciting way to express the overall aesthetic of a project and create an engaging environment. These pieces are large-scale applied artwork that range in size from a few feet to the side of a building. However, to those unfamiliar with the printing process, introducing this design solution may seem intimidating and too […]

Behavioral Healthcare Design Improvements

Behavioral Healthcare Design Improvements

With a growing number of adults and adolescents in the U.S. being diagnosed with mental disorders, building and design teams are being called upon to design specialized psychiatric facilities where patients can be treated quickly, safely and with dignity. Stand-alone Behavior Healthcare Facilities are starting to pop up in communities throughout the country. What is […]

Finalists Chosen for Conceptual Design Competition Focused on Imagination and Innovation in Healthcare

Posted by on Sep 27, 2018 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
Finalists Chosen for Conceptual Design Competition Focused on Imagination and Innovation in Healthcare

In its new conceptual design competition, Breaking Through, Healthcare Design challenged industry members to forget the usual rules and restrictions of healthcare design to answer the challenges they anticipate for the future of healthcare delivery. Unencumbered by codes, budgets, schedules, and so on, 43 teams ultimately submitted innovative design concepts. In the end, an elite jury of industry […]

FIRST LOOK: CapRock Health

Posted by on Sep 21, 2018 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
FIRST LOOK: CapRock Health

CapRock Health, which was born in College Station, Texas, in 2014, as a freestanding emergency department, is now venturing into the development of what leaders are calling “neighborhood hospitals,” as a natural progression in its mission to increase the quality and lower the cost of care in the acute care setting. Patients Seen in Under […]

The Physical Work Environment Affects Nurses’ Ability To Do Their Jobs Effectively and Efficiently

Posted by on Sep 13, 2018 in Behind the Design
The Physical Work Environment Affects Nurses’ Ability To Do Their Jobs Effectively and Efficiently

The physical work environment in hospitals affects nurses’ job satisfaction, with implications for patient outcomes, and healthcare costs. Therefore, investing in improving nurses’ work environments is extremely worthwhile. Job Satisfaction Pays Off Job satisfaction is an important predictor of registered nurses’ (RNs) job turnover, patient satisfaction, and nurse-sensitive patient outcomes (including pressure ulcers and falls), which […]

2018 Healthcare Design Merit Awards

2018 Healthcare Design Merit Awards

Every year, Healthcare Design Magazine (HCD) showcases the best hospital designs. They have announced the winners of the Merit Awards. Here is a look at the winning projects: Award of Merit: Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM) (Montreal, Quebec, Canada), submitted by CannonDesign and NEUF Architect(e)s Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (Chicago), submitted by HDR and Gensler Sunshine […]