All posts tagged “COVID-19”

4 Trends to Enhance Interactions between Patients, Care Providers

Real-time locating systems drive design of patient-centered environments

Operational efficiency has been a mantra throughout the healthcare delivery environment for years. If you’re a hospital or clinic manager, you’ve been under significant pressure to cut costs and reduce errors while providing Read More …

Healthcare Facilities Designed, Built to Meet Patient Care in New + Transformative Ways

As the COVID-19 pandemic quickly spread across Minnesota and its neighboring states early last year, several healthcare systems recognized the need to make structural facility changes to advance patient care in new and transformative ways. Read More …

Scenario Planning for Resilient Facilities: Preparing for Normal, Extreme Circumstances

The minute health systems started shutting down services at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, reality hit that something was broken. It was more than the supply chain, which buckled under a 17-fold increase in demand for such things as facemasks and gowns at a time when organizations only kept Read More …

Emergency Conditions White Paper Released

The Facility Guidelines Institute has released the white paper “Guidance for Designing Health and Residential Care Facilities that Respond and Adapt to Emergency Conditions.” This white paper, which includes the draft Guidelines for Emergency Conditions in Health and Residential Care Facilities, is the result Read More …

COVID-19 Centers of Excellence Offer Recovery, One-Stop Primary Care Services to Hardest-Hit NY Neighborhoods

The second of three COVID-19 Centers of Excellence has recently opened in New York City. Perkins Eastman is the architect and designer of the three, first-of-their-kind facilities. Gilbane Building Company is the construction manager. The project team also Read More …

2021 PDC Summit to Provide Key Information on Health Facility Planning, Design + Construction

The 2021 International Summit & Exhibition on Health Facility Planning, Design & Construction will help leaders in health facility planning, design and construction prepare to lead post-pandemic recovery and rebuilding efforts. The event Read More …

ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force Releases Updated Airborne Transmission Guidance

The ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force released an updated, unequivocal statement on the airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in buildings.

 

ASHRAE has released the following statement: Read More …

Guidance Released on HVAC Controls for Healthcare Facilities

The American Society for Health Care Engineering, and the Naval Medicine Readiness and Training Command, have created a new document that provides a literature review of recommended practices from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Read More …

Children’s Mercy Kansas City’s New Research Building Opens,  Accelerates Discovery of Cures + Transforming Pediatric Care

Children’s Mercy Kansas City has opened its new nine-story, 375,000 square-foot pediatric research facility. Located on the hospital’s Adele Hall campus in the heart of downtown Kansas City, the new building is home to the Children’s Mercy Research Institute, which was established in 2015 to accelerate precise diagnoses and treatments Read More …

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