The latest developments in healthcare and effects on planning and designing world-class specialty hospitals — facilities with a narrower treatment focus than their full-service counterparts — will be discussed by health and design experts during the Spring 2016 Architecture-For-Health Lecture Series at Texas A&M. The lectures, open to the public, will take place on most Fridays at 11:30 a.m., on campus, in Langford C105.
“Leading public health administrators, physicians, healthcare facility administrators and architects will identify new and emerging design challenges associated with specialty hospitals, which are facilities that provide a limited range of services such as orthopedic surgery or obstetrics,” said George J. Mann, series coordinator and holder of the Ronald L. Skaggs, FAIA Endowed Professorship in Health Facilities Design. For more details, visit one.arch.tamu.edu. Upcoming lecture topics include:
March 4: An ICU Doctor’s Nine-Year Journey: Design and Construction of the National Taiwan University Cancer Hospital, Taipei
March 11: John Becker, director of the Defense Health Agency’s Facility Planning Division
April 8: Safe Room 101: Elevating Your Patient Safety Vocabulary
April 15: Practicing Globally, Designing Locally
April 22: Elevating the Treatment Experience: A Look at CallisonRTKL’s Specialty Care Facilities
April 29: Cancer Care and Proton Therapy Environments in Inpatient and Outpatient Settings