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Staff Wellbeing

When healthcare facilities do not have adequate staff to maintain operations, consequences can include lost revenue, high turnover of existing staff, and compromised patient outcomes. It is incumbent on healthcare futurists and leaders to rethink healthcare work environments. Creating spaces that not only support patient outcomes, but that support staff fulfillment, resilience and organizational commitment will be required for success as the healthcare industry seeks to sustain itself in the midst of high patient volumes and high operating expenses. Understanding the multifaceted impact of the built environment includes recognizing how acoustics, interruptions, break spaces, social support, and access to nature can be leveraged to support staff.

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Insights & Solutions

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April 2022 Webinar

In this webinar, Sarah Markovitz will outline the prevailing healthcare noise challenge—the conflict of the need to bring people together who need frequent contact, and the resulting distracting noise. She will then outline the potential negative impacts of noise on staff performance, satisfaction, and well-being and offer insights and strategies for how to mitigate those negative impacts. Finally, she’ll share  innovative ideas for restorative, high-performing inpatient unit workspace design that benefits both patients and staff.  

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Issue Brief
March 2014 Issue Brief

As part of the noise toolbox, in this issue brief you will learn about how excessive noise can negatively impact patients and staff in the hospital environment, ways to improve patients’ perception of sound, and low-cost, medium-cost, and high-cost design strategies that can reduce noise.

October 2015 Related Resource

This list of resources is made of up of articles, books, policies, organizations, and more, related to noise  Use this list to learn more about this topic.

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