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Insights & Solutions

    Interview
    February 2018 Interview
    Inside you will learn about: why behavioral health facilities have very different design requirements than general hospitals; how different areas of a behavioral health unit have different safety needs that influence design choices; and which types of safety measures and products should be incorporated into behavioral health units.
    Tool
    December 2015 Tool
    This Ambulatory Care Center Design Tool (ACCDT), developed by Dr. Anjali Joseph and Dr. Zahra Zamani from Clemson University in collaboration with The Center for Health Design (CHD), builds upon a series of papers, best practice case studies and in-depth literature reviews conducted by CHD as well as CHD's Clinic Design Post-Occupancy Evaluation Toolkit – Tool 2 Audit of Physical Environment with additions from a thesis by Crews (2013). The tool supports design teams in making key design decisions about ambulatory care centers linked to evidence based design goals and principles.
    EDAC Advocate Firm Project
    September 2011 EDAC Advocate Firm Project
    The goal for this project: to have the family-focused program at this case study site was to design and improve safety and quality to meet the specific needs of patients, their families, and staff.
    EDAC Advocate Firm Project
    September 2011 EDAC Advocate Firm Project
    The goal for this project was to evaluate the impact of single bedrooms in the UK health economy, reduction of infection, improvement in patient recovery time and wellbeing from impact of nature views, natural ventilation, and reduced staff travel time. Pembury is the first Pebble Project in the UK, and the first NHS hospital, with 100% single bed wards. Affordable patient safety was the core guiding principle.