Beyond Break Rooms – Taking Care of Staff

Posted by on Jul 17, 2019 in Behind the Design
Beyond Break Rooms – Taking Care of Staff

Say goodbye to mismatched chairs, folding tables and random coffee mugs. Healthcare design trends are taking staff quarters beyond your average break room and for good reason. Big strides are being made to accommodate staff in the hospital setting. In the past, the design of staff spaces came as an afterthought. Many breakrooms didn’t have […]

Gaining Insight from Research is the Ultimate Guide for Successful Healthcare Design, Especially When It Comes to Veteran Care

Posted by on Jul 3, 2019 in Behind the Design
Gaining Insight from Research is the Ultimate Guide for Successful Healthcare Design, Especially When It Comes to Veteran Care

Gaining insight from research is the ultimate guide for successful healthcare design. Just ask the Veterans and VA Staff from Louisiana. After Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and destroyed the previous VA medical center there, NBBJ collaborated on the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System Replacement Medical Center with two local New Orleans firms, Eskew+Dumez+Ripple and Rozas Ward Architects. Together, […]

Hospital Design Can Reduce Risks

Hospital Design Can Reduce Risks

The greatest risks for patients during a hospital stay are hospital-acquired infections, medical errors and falls. This is where a hospital’s physical design becomes a crucial element of patient health, comfort and well-being. Good hospital design can reduce these risks. Models Built to Test Efficiency Last year, the Sacramento VA Medical Center asked healthcare design […]

Designing Without a Window

Designing Without a Window

Healthcare Designers like windows because they offer healing daylight, views and they help create a warm, welcoming environment. However, the reality is that some hospital rooms don’t have windows because of how they are situated or because the operating equipment won’t allow it. Whatever the case, you can design without a window using Sky Factory […]

A Modern Hospital Room Is Adaptable

Posted by on May 23, 2019 in Behind the Design
A Modern Hospital Room Is Adaptable

Have you been in a modern hospital room lately? If you have, you may have noticed a few things. First, almost everything is on wheels including the wall partitions. This is because flexible workspace helps healthcare administrators adapt to the changing market and technology. An operating room today can easily be transformed into a patient […]

A Connection to Nature – The Hows and Whys of Biophilic Interior Design in the Healthcare Setting

Posted by on May 17, 2019 in Behind the Design
A Connection to Nature – The Hows and Whys of Biophilic Interior Design in the Healthcare Setting

Biophilic Design Interior Design that is inspired by the local environment, is called biophilic design. Exposure to the natural environment provides comfort and inspires healing. For that, biophilic design works well in the healthcare setting. That being said, it doesn’t work the same in each space. Patient rooms and communal spaces must be treated differently. […]

Questioning Healthcare Principles and Practices Drive Change

Posted by on Mar 22, 2019 in Behind the Design
Questioning Healthcare Principles and Practices Drive Change

Healthcare principles and practices drive change when processes are questioned. New ideas are born because people in a built environment ask themselves, how can I make this better? The desire to improve processes revolutionize healthcare and make it better. Innovation such as that improves quality of care, creates more access, eliminates waste and ultimately lowers […]