It’s Busy in Here and I Need to Chart. Where Do I Go?

It’s Busy in Here and I Need to Chart. Where Do I Go?

Needing a place to chart or a private place to have a difficult conversation with a patient’s family is harder than you would think in many hospitals. A frequent complaint of medical staff is that medical facilities are often crowded and there’s competition for open spaces, offices and conference rooms. Part of the reason for […]

Using Research to Inform Design

Posted by on Aug 9, 2019 in Behind the Design, Featured Projects
Using Research to Inform Design

Linking research and design is the core of Evidence-Based Design or EBD. In fact, what differentiates EBD from a typical design approach is its emphasis on using research to inform and support design decisions and evaluate design strategies and innovations. Using research helps designers glean valuable insights that inform design decisions. In EBD, research generally […]

Great Design Can Help Overcome Sleep Disturbances in Hospitals

Posted by on Jul 24, 2019 in Behind the Design
Great Design Can Help Overcome Sleep Disturbances in Hospitals

Have you ever been a patient in a hospital? If so, you can sympathize with this article. One of the hardest things to do is to get a good night’s sleep. More often than not, patients are jarred awake several times a night by the staff making their rounds, their roommate and their tv, family […]

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 […]