Cherokee Tribe Marks New Hospital Construction


(03/27/2014)
Tribal leaders representing the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation have broken ground on the new Cherokee Indian Hospital (CIH) campus. When completed in early 2016, the 150,000-square-foot health care facility

Modular Walls A Cleaner, Greener Solution for Health Care Facilities

By Audrey Arthur
(03/19/2014)
The Detroit Medical Center has transformed a previously underused storage space into a 24-hour observation unit using healthy building strategies. The 29-bed unit opted for a prefabricated, modular interior rather than using drywall due to speed and cleanliness of construction, in addition to avoiding potential patient health risks of constructing spaces with gypsum.

Cradle to Cradle Offers New Product Registry

By Audrey Arthur
(03/19/2014)
To increase product transparency and usability, the Cradle to Cradle Innovation Institute (CCII) has launched the Cradle to Cradle Certified Product Registry. The product registry allows designers, builders and consumers to review how Cradle to Cradle-certified products perform in the five categories of certification.

Q&A: A Look Inside Interior Health Care Design

By Audrey Arthur
(03/06/2014)
The rapidly evolving ways health care providers are caring for their patients and the new information on the built environment’s effect on the healing process is transforming health care design from the inside out. Increased focus on healthy materials, greater awareness of the benefits of green design and an aging population are drivers of today’s modern health care facility.

Healthy Hospitals Bring the Outdoors Inside


(03/06/2014)
or many hospitals and clinics, reducing recovery times, decreasing stress and cultivating happier employees tops the institutional wish list. However, rather than hiring consultants and instituting wellness programs, many facilities are opting for a more natural approach. Indoor healing or therapeutic gardens are now blooming in hospitals, outpatient clinics, substance abuse facilities and hospice settings across the country.