Medical Construction & Design

SEP-OCT 2014

Medical Construction & Design (MCD) is the industry's leading source for news and information and reaches all disciplines involved in the healthcare construction and design process.

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2 Medical Construction & Design | September/October 2014 26 S E P T E M B E R / O C T O B E R 2 0 1 4 > V O L U M E 1 0 , I S S U E 5 MCD MEDICA L CONST RUCTION MEDICA L CONST RUCTION & DESIGN DESIGN FOCUS: GREEN & SUSTAINABLE SPOTLIGHT: DOORS AND HARDWARE Smart, simple delivery of care 16 There are countless types of doors on the market, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. A clear trend is emerging among specifi ers: the sliding door. Top fi ve tips 22 Five ways door hardware can make medical facilities more safe and secure, effi cient and conducive for care and healing. FEATURES Creating positive distractions 26 Hospitals are realizing artwork has an immeasurable impact on the healing process. More time and effort is invested to put together a well-thought-out art program that coordinates with interior design. From Dark Ages to Digital Age 30 Managing growth and technology in today's healthcare facilities. The best way for any healthcare institution to plan for budding technology is from the very outset of a project. Centralized facility management 34 In order to address multi-site/multi-building facility challenges, facilities management and C-Suite executives are turning toward centralizing the fi nancial, technical and operational aspects of running these complex facilities. Pulse of activity 36 Today's emergency departments are developed to not only be more responsive to the needs of patients and families, but also provide fl exible and effi cient spaces to deliver the highest quality of care. IN EVERY ISSUE 4 Project News 10 Industry News 60 Project Pipeline 62 People News 64 Product Application 68 Green Products 70 Product News 72 Industry Events 72 Advertiser Index 30 56 COVER STORY 40 Danbury Hospital The 300,000- square-foot Peter and Carmen LĂșcia Buck Pavilion offers sustainable solutions to benefi t the whole community. An in-depth look at the project's sustainable strategies. 46 Fresh perspectives An emerging focus on creating spaces that promote patient health and community well-being. 50 Measure up New database to supercharge project planning, delivery and LEED projects. 52 Hospital waste management Improving infection control and cleanliness through sustainable operations and integrated waste management have moved to the forefront of issues facing hospitals as they seek to reduce adverse risk, improve patient safety and promote satisfaction. 56 Sustainable synergies Water reclamation strategy becomes reality at the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. >> page 49

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