Medical Construction & Design

JUL-AUG 2017

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2 Medical Construction & Design | J U LY/AUGUST 2017 | MCDM AG.COM July/August 2017 > Volume 13, Issue 4 > Contents 50 54 FEATURES 36 Partners in Care Research and focus groups guide fruition of Southeast Louisiana Veteran's 'Project Legacy.' 44 Beyond the Intercom Today's nurse call and communication systems deliver improved patient care. Modern nurse call systems are now an integrated part of the ever-evolving patient care solutions that interface with patient electronic medical records and provide real-time patient status to improve patient safety. 46 Children First Meeting needs of children, families and healthcare workers through design. 50 Attracting Millennial Clinicians The 80 million American Millennials, aka Generation Y-ers and often characterized by being born between 1980 and 2000, are the largest age group in American history. Healthcare systems seeking to attract and retain younger employees will need to examine the design of their facilities. 54 Universal Language Integrating art throughout the built environment to aid healing. Much like how caregivers provide the gift of a universal language of comfort, art can be utilized as a universal language of the built environment to create an optimized healing environment for patients and their families. ON THE COVER

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