11 Elements that the Best Children’s Hospitals Share

Feb. 1, 2010

Design and layout matter immensely when it comes to healthcare facilities – namely because physical and psychological comfort during treatment and recovery depend on the environment of care. And this especially applies to children’s hospitals.

While it’s true that all patients need to be in a clean, comfortable, and caring facility, pediatric patients respond to their environment in ways that are much different from adult patients. Listed on these pages are several techniques that will help you create and maintain the best healing environment for the children who walk through the doors of your hospital.

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Electronic Security Technology Doesn’t Equal a Secure Facility

It seems so easy when you watch CSI. That show has taught us that installing electronic security technologies is a phenomenally effective way to be safe and solve crimes. The lure of inexpensive, reliable, high-quality, and low-maintenance security technology is almost irresistible.

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CRISP Report on Preventing Burglary in Commercial and Institutional Settings Released
According to the latest CRISP Report issued by the ASIS Foundation, despite evidence that burglary rates declined in many countries in the past decade, burglary can affect as many as one-third of non-residential premises in many jurisdictions.
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ASHRAE Specialty Conference to Focus on Improving School Facilities
The ASHRAE High Performance K-12 School Facilities conference will present an integrated approach to complying with codes and standards while achieving a cost-effective, high-performance solution to K-12 facility design, construction, and operation.
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Livable Buildings Awards Identify Buildings Well-Liked by Occupants
The annual Livable Buildings awards recognize excellent design, operation, and occupant satisfaction. To qualify for the competition, a facility must be among the highest ranked buildings in CBE’s Occupant Indoor Environmental Quality Survey.
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Prentice Hospital Shares Lessons Learned During New Construction
Flexibility, sustainability, and commissioning at Prentice Women’s Hospital in Chicago hospital improved patient care while supporting future growth.
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Unique Research Technique Translates Needs into World-Class Healthcare Facility
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC unveiled a new, thoughtful design earlier this year that distinguishes itself as a model for pediatric healthcare for the 21st century.
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Preparing for Biometric Technology
The use of biometrics is seeing large growth in the area of intelligence that will spill over to more use in commercial and industrial spaces as the economy improves.
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Ignition by The HON Company
The new Ignition™ collection from The HON Company delivers seating with a breadth of function that fits a wide variety of users and applications.
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LRP-38 LEDs by Cree LED Lighting
The Cree LRP-38 delivers high-efficacy light with beautiful, warm color by mixing the light from red and yellow LEDs.
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New Seeker video inspection systems by General Tools & Instruments
General Tools & Instruments’ New Seeker™ line of video inspection systems offers a cost-effective way to visually inspect inaccessible or hazardous areas.
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