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Stretching Your Capital Dollars

Posted by Guest Contributor 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: FHA, Architecture, Specialty Architecture, Healthcare Design, renovation, OHF, hospitals, Architects, Continuous Improvement, Healthcare, Advisory Services

Proper Materials for Risk Reduction in Behavioral Healthcare Facilities

Posted by Guest Contributor 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, Specialty Architecture, Healthcare Design, renovation, antiligature, hospitals, Architects, Continuous Improvement, Healthcare, Behavioral Health Design

Incorporating ROI in Ambulatory Care Design

Posted by Kent Doss on Jun 14, 2012

Before EHRs and patient-focused healthcare delivery, there were two arenas of outpatient care: what physicians provided in their office and what hospitals offered as an “add-on” to already.....READ MORE

Topics: Planning, Architecture, Ambulatory Care, Healthcare Design, renovation, hospitals, Architects, Continuous Improvement, Healthcare

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: LTAC, Architecture, Specialty Architecture, Healthcare Design, renovation, hospitals, SNF, Architects, Continuous Improvement, Healthcare, Advisory Services

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, Specialty Architecture, Healthcare Design, Affordable Care Act (ACA), renovation, Positive Distractions, hospitals, Architects, Art and Healthcare, Continuous Improvement, Healthcare

First Impressions . . . Lasting Impressions

Posted by Pat Malick on Jun 14, 2012

When people visit medical facilities, particularly those in urban areas where the exterior is often from another era, the interior environment can be a powerful indicator of quality: quality of.....READ MORE

Topics: Architecture, Healthcare Design, renovation, First Impressions, hospitals, Architects, Continuous Improvement, Healthcare

Designing for Durability and Longevity

Posted by Guest Contributor on Jun 13, 2012

Interior finishes for the healthcare environment not only look different from corporate or hospitality finishes, but they perform differently as well. Selecting healthcare finishes involves much.....READ MORE

Topics: Architecture, durability, Healthcare Design, renovation, hospitals, Architects, Continuous Improvement, Healthcare