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Humanizing Healthcare Construction

Kelly Greene

BY Kelly Greene /

We’ve all been there – sitting in a hospital room with a clinical design that’s as sterile as the room itself. It doesn’t ease tensions or improve dispositions, and the cost to renovate and innovate keeps it from being a space that fosters recovery. How can we build hospital rooms that change everything from the bottom line to a lifeline? The answer is one you might not have considered before but is literally built right into the walls. Prefab construction humanizes the patient experience.

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Topics: Prefab Construction, Healing Spaces

Case Study: Maryhaven

Continental Office

BY Continental Office /

Maryhaven has helped people and families dealing with addiction and mental illness find a path to recovery since 1953. With a modest budget, they wanted to bring life to their healing space through branding by creating a donor wall as well as incorporating inspirational images and quotes throughout their space. This not only made it more welcoming and impactful, but created a positive experience for patients.

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Topics: Branding, Healing Spaces

Take a Tour of a DIRTT Healthcare Lab!

Luciano Carfagna

BY Luciano Carfagna /

When you finish a healthcare construction project, you’ll likely ask yourself:

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Topics: Prefab Construction, Healing Spaces

Why the Experience is More Important Than Ever in Healthcare Environments

Continental Office

BY Continental Office /

A patient’s perception of the overall healthcare experience is closely tied to the quality of care received, cleanliness, safety, and communication. The physical environment is becoming more and more important to this overall experience. The delivery of facilities services must evolve to keep pace with patients’ expectations. It’s especially important since people often have a choice of where they go for their healthcare.

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Topics: Healing Spaces, All Areas

The Future of Healthcare Facilities: A Case Study

Luciano Carfagna

BY Luciano Carfagna /

Healthcare continues to evolve. Today's medical professionals have to create spaces that are flexible to meet changing demands. In addition, few sectors have to be as responsive and responsible as healthcare. Patients range from newborns to seniors. The industry responds daily to injuries, illnesses, and preventative health care. In short, they never stop working for us.

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Topics: Prefab Construction, Healing Spaces

Why Healthcare Facilities are Building Better and What You Need to Know

Kelly Greene

BY Kelly Greene /

Consumerism and patient influence on healthcare facilities is growing. According to Health Facilities Management and the American Society for Healthcare Engineering of the American Hospital Association's 2016 Hospital Construction Survey, more than 86% of survey respondents said that patient satisfaction is "very important" in driving design changes in health facilities and/or services. The survey also reported that 63% of respondents stated they include the public in the design process.

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Topics: Prefab Construction, Healing Spaces

Is Your Healthcare Space Ergonomically Friendly?

Susan Bishop

BY Susan Bishop /

In the world of healthcare, it’s important to consider the holistic experience. That’s why healthcare facilities today are creating environments designed with a compelling selection of settings across the entire health system. Still, there’s a greater need for ergonomic solutions in these spaces, whether that’s providing flexible seating options in the waiting room or sit-to-stand solutions for staff members. Here are three additional ways to make your healing spaces more ergonomically friendly.

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Topics: Furniture, Healing Spaces

Why We Love Healthcare Construction and Design (and You Should Too!)

Rachel Iannarino

BY Rachel Iannarino /

Over the past decade we've seen dramatic changes in healthcare construction in terms of demands and delivery. This extends to cost factors and green building requirements, which are having a profound and exciting impact on the development of healthcare facilities. Changes are often difficult to predict so new buildings are being designed to be flexible and adaptable. It can get especially tricky with the redevelopment of existing buildings. Those responsible for redeveloping existing buildings know it can adversely affect air quality or have long construction timeframes.

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Topics: Prefab Construction, Healing Spaces

Great Spaces Magazine - Fall/Winter 2018

FEATURED AUTHORS

Amber Konkoli

AMBER KONKOLI

CREATIVE DESIGN DIRECTOR
Cindy Eastep

CINDY EASTEP

DIRECTOR, WAREHOUSING SERVICES & SAFETY
Dustin Francis

DUSTIN FRANCIS

DIRECTOR, CONCRETE FINISHES
Marty Davis

MARTY DAVIS

GRAPHIC DESIGN DIRECTOR
Michael Sharp

MICHAEL SHARP

VP, SALES
Nannette Maciejunes

NANNETTE MACIEJUNES

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, COLUMBUS MUSEUM OF ART
Pam Blair

PAM BLAIR

EVP, HUMAN RESOURCES
Rich Oliver

RICH OLIVER

SVP, SALES
Scott Bartlett

SCOTT BARTLETT

VP, FLOOR MAINTENANCE GROUP
Sue Zazon

SUE ZAZON

REGIONAL PRESIDENT, HUNTINGTON BANK