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Radical Redesign of Nursing Homes: Applying the Green House Concept in Tupelo, Mississippi

Author(s): Rabig, J., Thomas, W., Kane, R. A., Cutler, L. J., McAlilly, S.
The Green House design should be considered as nursing home resident numbers are growing. Early experiences with the “pod-like” structure show positive effects on residents, families, and staff.
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Effect of built-environment factors on healthcare: Satisfaction, operations, and outcomes

Author(s): Etchegaray, J., Fischer, W., Sisolak, J., Lipka, S.
Reduced noise levels, pleasant distractions, safety features, wayfinding systems, support spaces, and patient/family/caregiver control reduces stress, errors, and pain, while at the same time increasing referrals and staff retention. 
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Environmental leadership for healthier patients and facilities

Author(s): Cohen, G., Vittori, Atwood, Rossi, Lent, Brannen, Harvie, Schettler

The boom goes on

Author(s): Carpenter, D.

Patient room investment blueprint

Author(s): ABCo

Cultural transformation and design

Author(s): Hamilton, D.K., & Orr, R.D

Designing the 21st Century Hospital : Environmental Leadership for Healthier Patients, Facilities, & Communities

Author(s): Guenther, R.F., Vittori, G., Atwood, C.