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August 2015 Case Study
Learn about: a design that offers a care model across the full continuum of care, the ways the design takes full advantage of interior daylight, outdoor gardens, and courtyards, and homelike features that were added to enhance healing for babies and parents.
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August 2015 Case Study
Learn about: harnessing the healing power of nature inside and out, the ways the hospital and design team incorporated the patient’s point of view, and the design that achieved a cohesive campus with improved wayfinding and places for respite.
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August 2015 Case Study
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 Case Study
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 Case Study

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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August 2015 Case Study
Learn about: a mental healthcare center that sought a “non-institutional” healing environment, the design and products employed to normalize treatment settings, and solutions that increased patient privacy, while still meeting safety needs.
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March 2015 Case Study
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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July 2015 Case Study
Learn about: the application of evidence-based design to serve visually impaired patients, multiple sources of research and input that informed the project, and design changes that created immediate improvements to wayfinding and navigation.
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October 2014 Case Study
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 Case Study
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.