09/02/2009

Lighting the Way to Good Healthcare Design

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By anticipating the lighting needs of the patient and the medical staff, it’s possible to reach a healthy, cost-effective, and sustainable system. Read on to learn about lighting in nurses’ stations, patient corridors, patient rooms, critical care areas, cancer centers, and children’s healthcare environments.

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