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Antimicrobials in HC: Synthetic vs. Natural

January 20, 2014


I will be the first to admit microbiology is not a formidable weapon in my knowledge arsenal.  Although as a parent, patient, and healthcare design professional, I care to know the options available to keep surfaces germ-free. Antibacterial hand soaps have been a focus of the FDA lately due to the belief we may be […]

U.S. Infection Control Could Learn From Europe

November 7, 2012


Many architects dismiss vendors who want to come to their firm and pitch their wares. Not me. I find vendor presentations an easy and rewarding way to keep up with industry products—and not just because of the CEUs and free lunches. I especially like to attend lunch-and-learns on products that are not healthcare related, to make sure […]

Healthcare Interiors Trends 2012

November 5, 2012


Trend mining is like panning for gold. Every once in a while a nugget is found, but it can take a large volume to find what you are looking for. Medical Construction + Design’s Sept/Oct issue (pages 40-1) has a healthcare article that touched on four new interiors trends.  Unbeknownst to trend prognosticators, one designer’s trend is another designer’s best practice. Only […]

Growth Prospect: Support Services Consolidation

April 6, 2012


Real estate on hospital campuses has always been valuable. Just how valuable…well that is being further clarified by current building trends. One of those efforts is the consolidation of healthcare support services, and their relocation to areas away from the main hospital. Support service is a catch-all term for anything not directly linked to diagnosis, […]