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Insights & Solutions

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Project Brief
August 2015 Project Brief

Learn about: design solutions for a new birthing unit, process mapping and mock-ups that enabled scenario tests of the new space, and input from staff, physicians, and families used to inform the project.

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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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October 2014 Project Brief

Learn about: how St. Mary's Hospital targeted noise reduction goals for their cardiac care unit, about onsite sound measurements that informed material selection, and about design changes that resulted in reduced noise from the highest sources of sound.

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March 2015 Project Brief

Learn about: the interdisciplinary infection control working group created to guide design decisions, the methods used to protect individuals from infection during the construction process, and the design strategies implemented in the new facility to reduce the spread of infections.

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Project Brief
October 2014 Project Brief

Learn about: the impact of noise on both patient and staff outcomes, about the methods the research team used to evaluate noise levels, and the difference between patient and staff perceptions of noise sources.

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October 2015 Project Brief

Learn about: how Florida Waterman built patient rooms to reduce noise, how patient satisfaction scores improved as a result of room design changes, and how the team studied the impact of the new design strategy.

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Interview
April 2016 Interview

Learn about: the ways population health makes it easier to identify at-risk patients and give them extra support, the built environment shift beyond healthcare facilities and what this means from a design standpoint, and technologies that will facilitate the delivery of healthcare in the home setting.

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Project Brief
July 2015 Project Brief

Learn about: the ways hospital planners worked within both architecture and urban planning parameters; a new facility that could serve various populations in a diverse cultural environment; and a hospital setting that could function as a self-sustaining community and enhance wellness.

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March 2015 Project Brief

Learn about: the benefits of creating multidisciplinary stakeholder teams, the complications that can arise with some antimicrobial cleaners, and the close connection between cleaning standards and furniture selection.

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Project Brief
March 2015 Project Brief

Learn about: the design features implemented to create a patient- and family-centered space, the importance of working with like-minded partners who can maintain the vision of the project, and the importance of considering the culture of the organization in conjunction with the new space.