Single-Family NICU Rooms a Plus (11-13-14)

Work by Lester and his team supports the use of single-family rooms (SFRs) in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). The researchers studied “medical and neurobehavioral outcomes at discharge in infants born <1500 g.

Urban Zen in a New York Hospital

A pilot project evaluates the impact of a multifaceted ‘optimal healing environment’ intervention.

Designing for Children's Health

Researchers have investigated the design of environments that promote children’s health, from pediatric hospitals to neighborhood streets to play areas.

Keeping Patients Happy (and Alive)

Hand washing and art—there are few elements of healthcare environments that are more often researched, but new solutions are still being revealed.

Healthcare Design: What, Where, Why

Hospitals can be seen through different lenses, such as a business case lens, a cultural lens and an ethical lens, and all have implications for design.

Enhancing the Patient Experience: Patient Room Design

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Patient Hospital Room

Identical (and  not mirrored) patient rooms show benefits, and there is an increasing emphasis on patient bathroom design.