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Insights & Solutions

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Tool
August 2015 Tool

This tool provides healthcare designers and professionals with ideas on how to improve nurse-patient communication through facility design.

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Design Strategies
May 2014 Design Strategies
Overview

HCAHPS scores related to noise in the hospital environment are typically among the lowest. Acoustic intervention packages implemented by healthcare organizations are often a combination of built environment and operational measures.  

 

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Tool
September 2015 Tool

This tool provides healthcare designers and professionals with ideas on how to address the issue of noise in facility design.

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Project Brief
August 2015 Project Brief

Learn about: how one hospital’s emergency room pilot project increased patient satisfaction, the standards developed post-pilot to decrease noise transfer to other areas of the hospital, and why having design changes on paper may not be enough.

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Interview
October 2014 Interview

Learn about: the key noise issues facing the industry today, design strategies that can be implemented to mitigate noise, the problems with spaces that are too quiet.