Medical Construction & Design

JUL-AUG 2017

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MCDM AG.COM | J U LY/AUGUST 2017 | Medical Construction & Design 53 working and are interested in workspaces which foster both health and happiness. Integration of natural light into buildings has been shown to enhance energy and increase worker productivity up to 12 percent 4 . Visual access to the outdoors through windows, skylights, rooftop patios and courtyards enhances an em- ployee's sense of well-being. The design of a facility which promotes the health and happiness of its employees should address both the build- ing and its site. A stroll through nature has been shown to improve memory and attention by 20 percent, while even just 10 minutes spent looking at a picture of nature improves cog- nitive performance. Including landscaped paths, natural vistas, organic materials and biophilic artwork into a facility design provides opportunities for mental refreshment and helps workers to combat stress. Outside of a campus over- haul, smaller projects may be initiated to promote health and happiness within the workplace. The integration of standing desks or balancing balls into the offi ce furniture encourages a healthy atmo- sphere, while a healthy food pantry and preparation space encourages nutritious food decisions. Increasingly, gymna- siums, pools, workout facilities, meditation and yoga spaces are being integrated into hospital campus design. These facilities provide a convenient location for clinicians to decompress and practice the principles of a healthy, active lifestyle. Many of the above trends in healthcare facility design are not generationally dependent; Baby Boomers benefi t just as much as Millennials from the incorporation of natural light and value-infused messaging. Millennials, however, have the newfound confi dence to demand such things of their employers. While data suggests this new generation is more narcis- sistic and entitled, the fact that we are having this conversation — on the future of healthcare design as it relates to attract- ing and retaining Millennial clinicians — demonstrates the infl uence they may have over the industry. As the 80 million American Millennials begin to phase into (and Boomers out of ) the workforce, companies interested in courting employ- ees will need to examine their brand and building strategies. For better or worse, entitled or optimistic, the face of health- care is changing. Regan Henry, Ph.D., AIA, LEED AP, LSSGB, is the research director and a healthcare architect at E4H Environments for Health Architecture. 1 http://www.futureofwork.com/ article/details/how-the-future- workplace-is-going-to-look. 2 http://bestplacestowork- millennials.com/UserFiles/ File/Unlocking%20Millen- nial%20Talent%202015.pdf. 3 Linkedin: Relationships @Work study. 4 The Best Place to Work: The Art and Science of Creating an Extraordinary Workplace. Many of the trends in healthcare facility design are not generationally dependent; Baby Boomers benefi t just as much as Millennials ... Accu-Mount Series 300 D esi g ned f or Anesthesia Booms, E quipment Mana g ement Systems ĂŶĚdĂŶĚĞŵ ŽŶĮ ŐƵƌ ĂƟŽŶƐ Accu-Mount Series 100 D esi g ned f or Exam & Procedure > ŝŐ Ś ƟŶŐDŝĐƌŽƐĐŽƉĞƐĂŵĞƌĂƐ /Ŷũ ĞĐƚŽƌƐĂŶ Ě EĂǀŝ ŐĂƟ ŽŶ ƋƵ ŝƉŵ ĞŶƚ Accu-Mount Series 200 ĞƐŝŐŶĞĚ Ĩ Žƌ^ŝŶŐůĞŽƌDƵůƟ ƉůĞ H ead Sur g ica l Li gh ts an d D ŽŶ ŝ ƚŽƌ ƋƵŝ ƉŵĞ Ŷƚ ^ƵƌŐŝĐĂůŽŽŵΘ>ŝŐŚƚDŽƵŶƟŶŐ^ŽůƵƟŽŶƐĨŽƌǀĞƌLJƉƉůŝĐĂƟŽŶ ǁǁǁŚĞĂůƚŚĐĂƌĞƚĞĐĐŽŵ 8 77. 8 7 8 . 3534 A ccu-Mount support systems are p re-en g ineered & pre-manufactured Ɛ ŽůƵƟŽŶƐ Ɖ ƌĞ Ĩ ĞƌƌĞĚ ď LJ ƌĐŚŝƚĞĐƚƐ WƌĞƐŽ ů ǀĞĚ ƐĂǀĞƐ ƟŵĞ ǁŝƚ Ś ĚĞƐŝ Ő Ŷ ĚĞ ů ŝǀĞƌĂ ďů ĞƐKƵƌƐƵ ƉƉ ŽƌƚƐ LJ ƐƚĞŵƐĂƌĞ r eco g nized for superior quality & ĞĂƐĞ Ž Ĩ ŝŶƐƚĂůůĂƟŽŶ ĐĂŶ ĂƩĂĐŚ ƚŽ ĂŶ LJ ď Ƶŝ ů ĚŝŶ Ő ƐƚƌƵĐƚƵƌĞ ƚ LJƉ Ğ ĂŶĚ ĂƌĞ Ɖ ƌŽǀĞŶ ŝŶ ƚŚŽƵƐĂŶĚƐ ŽĨ ŝŶƐƚĂůůĂƟŽŶƐdƌLJĂďĞƩĞƌƐŽůƵƟŽŶ I ncorporate Accu-Mount into your ď ĞƐƚ Ɖ ƌĂĐƟĐĞƐƚŽĚĂ LJ PRE-ENGINEERED. PRE- S O LVED .

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