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Greater Efficiency and Savings Through Observation Unit Utilization

Posted by Guest Contributor on Sep 28, 2012

Recent studies in Health Affairs (1) and supported by the Advisory Board Company (2) express the efficiency of using observation units. These units can be more efficient for providing care to.....READ MORE

Topics: planning, architecture, ER, specialty architecture, healthcare design, ACA, Array, renovation, hospitals, architects, continuous improvement, healthcare, advisory services, Shane Williams, array architects

Operational Planning and Continuous Design

Posted by Jonathan Bykowski on Jul 23, 2012

Healthcare facilities can be places of great hope and healing. Through their design they can offer patients, family members and staff access to restorative spaces, nature, respite and community.....READ MORE

Topics: BIM, architecture, specialty architecture, healthcare design, IPD, Array, renovation, Jonathan Bykowski, hospitals, building information modeling, architects, healthcare, array architects, integrated project delivery

Art and Healthcare

Posted by Nicole Wood on Jul 02, 2012

I believe strongly in the healing power of art. I recently had the opportunity to revisit one of Array’s projects that opened back in November. It was incredibly rewarding to hear the hospital’s.....READ MORE

Topics: architecture, art, specialty architecture, healthcare design, interior design, ACA, Array, renovation, Nicole Wood, hospitals, exterior design, architects, art and healthcare, continuous improvement, healthcare, hospital design, array architects

The Universal Room and What it Means

Posted by Guest Contributor on Jun 18, 2012

The broad spectrum of hospital room types required for most Acute Care Hospitals can appear daunting. From rooms used specifically for surgical needs, pediatric, oncology, critical care,.....READ MORE

Topics: universal room, architecture, specialty architecture, healthcare design, interior design, ACA, Array, renovation, hospitals, architects, continuous improvement, healthcare, hospital design, Shane Williams, array architects

Evidence-Based Design

Posted by Pat Malick on Jun 17, 2012

Can you imagine a time when every healthcare facility is designed with a patient’s health, safety, comfort and well-being in mind? Applying the principles of Evidence-Based Design (EBD) does just.....READ MORE

Topics: EBD Array, architecture, evidence based design, Pat Malick, specialty architecture, healthcare design, interior design, renovation, hospitals, architects, continuous improvement, healthcare, array architects

Stretching Your Capital Dollars

Posted by Marsha Whitt on Jun 14, 2012

In this new economy, hospitals are looking to new ways to make their capital dollars go further. The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) helps hospitals access affordable financing for capital.....READ MORE

Topics: Marsha Whitt, FHA, architecture, specialty architecture, healthcare design, Array, renovation, HUD, OHF, hospitals, architects, continuous improvement, healthcare, advisory services, hospital design, array architects

Proper Materials for Risk Reduction in Behavioral Healthcare Facilities

Posted by Joe Doherty on Jun 14, 2012

When conceptualizing the design or renovation of a behavioral healthcare facility, it’s important to institute features and materials that are conducive to privacy and personal dignity.Maintaining.....READ MORE

Topics: risk reduction, architecture, Joe Doherty, specialty architecture, healthcare design, Array, renovation, behavioral healthcare, antiligature, hospitals, architects, continuous improvement, healthcare, hospital design, array architects

Differences Between SNFs and LTACHs

Posted by Lisa Lipschutz on Jun 14, 2012

While sharing a common mission to provide a safe, nurturing long-term care environment for their residents, Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF) and Long Term Acute Care Hospitals (LTACH) function.....READ MORE

Topics: Lisa Lipschutz, LTACH, architecture, specialty architecture, healthcare design, Array, renovation, hospitals, SNF, architects, continuous improvement, healthcare, advisory services, hospital design, array architects

Positive Distractions

Posted by Pat Malick on Jun 14, 2012

The healing power of nature has been proven to increase patient response to treatment, encourage a feel-better mentality and increase staff satisfaction in their job. An eye toward integrating.....READ MORE

Topics: architecture, art, specialty architecture, healthcare design, SkyePirch, ACA, Array, renovation, Positive Distractions, art and healing, hospitals, architects, continuous improvement, healthcare, array architects

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