Infection control, safety concerns and operational efficiency are key drivers of today’s restroom design in health care facilities. Industry research and statistics underscore the growing importance of these priorities — all of which have direct impacts on patients, staff, visitors and administration.
Patients and staff can’t complain much about the food at St. Luke’s Hospital Anderson Campus in Easton.
St. Luke’s University Health Network partnered with Rodale Institute in July to build an organic farm on the hospital’s 500-acre campus. Fresh produce from the garden is used daily in cafeterias at the health network’s six hospital locations.
Suburban Hospital in Bethesda is planning to break ground in late October on a $230 million expansion.
The hospital is planning for a 235,000-square-foot addition and a new parking garage, which will be the first major campus enhancement in 30 years. The major upgrade is expected to be ready for patients by 2020, and the garage is supposed to be open by 2017.
Opening in October, the $215 million Nemours/A.I. DuPont Children’s Hospital expansion is a five-story contemporary facility that features a long list of patient and caregiver amenities. With 450,000 square feet, the five-story building boosts the hospital’s bed count from 200 to 260 and increases the emergency department from 29 to 44 bays.