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First-Class Infusion Spaces

Designing infusion areas that prioritize patient choice, comfort

You’re stuck in an uncomfortable seat for hours with little choice as to where you sit, limited control over the temperature and no control over your view. Your seatmate insists on chatting when all you want to do Read More …

Dedicated Geriatric Unit Tailored to Meet Needs of Older Adult Patients

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in New Jersey, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, has opened a new geriatric unit. The unit consists of 24 private rooms, spanning two floors of the hospital and is outfitted to meet the needs of older adult patients. Read More …

Vertical Expansion Provides Built-in Opportunities for Future Planning

America’s healthcare systems are learning to adapt during a period of great disruption. The COVID-19 pandemic, combined with large aging and acute populations, have highlighted spatial limitations in even the most advanced and well-designed medical centers, creating pressure for healthcare systems to expand Read More …

Virtually Confronting the Behavioral & Mental Health Crisis

The influence of telehealth and the built environment in today’s mental healthcare climate

In 2021, on the first day of February, my family of four became a family of three. Liam, my 15-year-old son, had the world at his feet; a great student, boy scout, multi-sport athlete, kind friend, leader, amazing big brother and an energetic soul. Despite the endless list of reasons to love his life, he made the decision to end it. Read More …

Rural Resolve: Diverse design programming can improve community well-being

About 60 million people — nearly one in five Americans — live in rural areas and depend on their local hospitals for care. Despite the fact that hospitals are crucial for the health and economic well-being of the communities they serve, U.S. rural hospitals have increasingly faced closures since 2010, with many more vulnerable to closure.  Read More …

Designing for the Ages: Trends in population health design

The design of healthcare centers are continually evolving to match the needs of communities. These designs must adequately address the vast range of experiences that a diverse population represents, including generational diversity. Facilities designed with all community members in mind allow for a community-centric approach to healthcare.  Read More …

Navigating Shifting Terrain: Frameworks for the future of pediatric health

Historically, disruptions to our health system cause a fundamental re-examination of expectations for patients and providers. The question is two-fold for pediatric providers: How is value defined differently for pediatric health systems, and how has the pandemic changed the value equation?  Read More …

5 Key Considerations for Behavioral Health Facilities

Over 51 million Americans – more than one in five adults – live with a mental illness. Given the events of the last year, that number is only expected to rise, increasing the demands on behavioral health facilities exactly when they are needed most. Read More …

New Center for Children’s Health Breaks Ground in Flint to Serve Community’s Long-Term Recovery Needs

The Genesee Health System and the Greater Flint Mental Health Facilities Inc. have recently broken ground on a new GHS Center for Children’s Integrated Services building. The mental and physical health treatment center will Read More …

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