Medical Construction & Design

JAN-FEB 2017

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28 Medical Construction & Design | JA N UA RY/ F EBRUA RY 2017 | MCDM AG.COM BY WILLIAM H. SCOTT III T he design and con- struction of hospitality healthcare facilities are as profound and complex as for a full-service hospital. Like any construction or renova- tion project, specialty projects require resources, experience, communication and collabora- tion that span between design and construction phases. Healthcare facilities are primarily remembered and evaluated based on patients' and families' total experience. When placing emphasis on guest-focused care, design is infl uenced beyond what is strictly required by healthcare codes. The intangible aspects of healing, such as the qual- ity of food served, colors and textures of materials used and natural light quality, are equally as important as the pri- vate, antiseptic environments needed for healthcare and healing. Patients and families are responding to welcoming and comforting lobbies and nu- trition staff that can serve kind- ness and support along with meals. Amenities help improve health outcomes by reducing stress and anxiety for both the patient and their families. 5,800 Rough number of hospice providers. In 1985 there were 1,545 hospice providers. — National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization 1.7M patients served by hospice in 2014. — National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization FIVE-STAR HEALING ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Specialty facilities bring in comforts of home via hotel-like features 1 2 SPECIALTY CARE ISSUE FOCUS

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