As 2023 concludes, Sanitary design is taking a look at some of this year’s most read articles that caught the attention of the design community.
Among this popular reading list are impressive, award-winning facility projects, discussions of advances in technology and construction methods, and deep dives into decarbonization and energy efficiency.
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2023 Sanitary design popular articles
Mass General Brigham adopts templated clinical design
The healthcare system’s new outpatient facility concept can be tailored to suit different community needs while improving patient and staff experience. By Brooke Bilyj
Bon Secours Mercy Health Takes Prefabrication to the Next Level
The healthcare organization and Danis Construction built a temporary prefabrication facility at the construction site of the new Kings Mills Hospital in Greater Cincinnati, resulting in a faster schedule and cost savings. By Anne DiNardo
Healthcare aims for decarbonization
Healthcare organizations are focusing on climate change and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by adopting new emerging technologies and strategies. By Anne DiNardo
Glick Center transforms care in Cleveland
In this in-depth case study, Healthcare Design describes the MetroHealth Glick Center in Cleveland, a new hospital supporting a billion-dollar investment in the urban healthcare campus and the community it serves. By Jennifer Kovacs Silvis
Three Key Principles for Successful Orientation in Healthcare Facilities
Finding the best approach to help patients and visitors navigate unfamiliar healthcare environments requires early planning and a customized mix of lighting, signage, colors, textures and architectural cues. By Kristin D. Zeit
4 design strategies for treatment spaces for people with eating disorders
Treatment spaces for people with eating disorders require specialized strategies regarding layout, natural lighting, and circulation. By Meredith Banasiak
Valley Children’s Healthcare to install microgrid on California hospital campus
The project team, including Mazzetti, sought the renewable energy solution of a microgrid to help reduce costs and improve resiliency on the Valley Children’s Hospital campus in Madera, California. By Anne DiNardo
Five steps for hospitals to improve energy efficiency
A strategic approach to energy savings can balance healthcare facilities’ sustainability goals and operational realities. By Rob Fleming
Crystal Clinic Orthopedic Center, Ohio: 2023 Design Showcase Merit Award
The new clinic offers an efficient, hospitality-inspired design that establishes the facility as a national destination for orthopedic care. By Jennifer Kovacs Silvis
Should healthcare say goodbye to waiting rooms?
The self-catering model can help alleviate points of friction within the clinical environment and meet growing patient demand for seamless healthcare experiences. By Jordan Gill