Healthcare

Samuelson Furniture’s Madison Chair

Stylish Healthcare

Samuelson Furniture’s Madison Chair is handcrafted and defined by its distinctive shape—a wooden base and tapered, splayed legs. Ideal for healthcare spaces, the Madison Chair comes with two options. One is the discreet TILT system, which allows the seat to tilt forward, exposing a drop-through frame that makes the chair easy to clean. The chair also comes with another upgrade option—a patent-pending hardware system called CATCH by Samuelson that suspends a folded walker on the back of the chair. Both add-on features increase the chair’s resiliency and flexibility for healthcare facilities.

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Horton Automatics Swing doors

Swing and Slide into the Future

Medical facilities have specialized access needs so choosing the right door system is critical in today’s ever-changing healthcare environment. The 120,000-sq.-ft. Medical Center Muncy in northern Pennsylvania, which opened in January, has a full-service emergency department, clinical decision unit, intensive care unit, operating suite, 20 inpatient beds and primary and specialty care areas.When construction began on the new $100 million medical center architects at NBBJ needed a door system that would meet the demanding requirements specific to the clinical sector.

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Strait Rx, Infinity Rx

A Prescription of Acoustic Flooring for Patients, Staff at Methodist Mansfield

Renovated medical center’s NICU experiences the unexpected quiet of vinyl Rx surfacing. The center in Mansfield, Texas, began the $8.7 million expansion of its existing Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in 2018. The hospital, which offers full-service maternity care, added eight private rooms, family amenities, a state-of-the-art infant security system, and dedicated respiratory and lactation support spaces. They needed a flooring fit for the job. Interior designer Whitney Hendrickson had unique insight into what the space demanded. Prior to becoming a certified interior designer, Hendrickson was a pediatric nurse.When it came time to select the flooring, Hendrickson recalled a 2017

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Center for Advanced Healthcare at Brownwood

More Hospitality into Healthcare

The Center for Advanced Healthcare at Brownwood is designed to feel more like an elegant home or a hotel than a hospital. A hospital can be clean without appearing sterile, professional without being impersonal. It can feel more like a resort or hotel. This was a goal of the Center for Advanced Healthcare at Brownwood (CAHB) in The Villages, Fla. A goal supported by the fact that the new, 234,000-sq.-ft. ambulatory care hospital in central Florida’s master-planned retirement mega-community, The Villages, was built concurrently and adjoining the Brownwood Hotel and Spa. This project was a collaboration between The Villages’ design group led by Tracy Morse—one of the thr

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Mercy Health Muskegon Medical Center, Muskegon, Mich.

Medical Center Becomes Signature Building on Hospital Campus

Architects chose several building envelope solutions during the planning phase so that owners could achieve several key objectives: creating a signature building for the entire campus and contributing to LEED certification for green buildings. Mercy Health Muskegon Medical Center in Muskegon, Mich., a $271-million, 10-story health care facility, doubles the amount of floor space for medical staff to treat patients. The facility boasts nearly 300 private patient rooms, serves as the new home for the emergency department, and houses state-of-the-art surgical units. For the building’s exterior, designers sought to create visual interest while also delivering versatility and optimal perfor

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St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center

Colorado Delivers for COVID-19

Providing more than 200 beds in less than a month’s time, the two design-build projects involved the renovation of two floors at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center in Pueblo for non-acute patients and a three-story tower for acute and non-acute patients at St. Anthony’s North in Westminster.“Both projects required a highly responsive, collaborative approach and the commitment of all stakeholders, and design and trade partners to successfully execute in a condensed time frame,” reports Keegan Snow, design phase manager, Mortenson, Denver.To keep pace, the project teams worked to quickly disseminate information to enable efficient design making and worked around the clock w

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NewYork-Presbyterian David H. Koch Center

Triple-Paned Glazing

Triple-paned insulated glazing with SunGuard SuperNeutral 70/37 and a slatted wood screen reduces solar glare, building heat gain and the need for solar and privacy shading. Designed with integrated sustainable features, it is LEED Gold certified. A hospital must carefully monitor light penetration as well as solar heat gain to protect its visitors, and therefore needs high-performing glazing such as SunGuard SuperNeutral 70/37. The multifunctional coating offers strong solar protection and thermal insulation.

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Colorful Solution

Designers with Missoula, Mont.-based In2itive Architecture decided late in the building process to punch up the color of the façade for a new medical facility in their hometown. The four-story headquarters for Consumer Direct Care Network now features more than 18,000 sq. ft. of Envelope 2000 composite panels in Regal Blue, Sky Blue and Silver Grey. 

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Northwestern Medical Center, Chicago, Ill.

No Chicago H2O Blues

Very near Lake Michigan in Chicago, Northwestern Medical Center faced several challenges in bringing a new campus building to life. Designed by Perkins+Will, the project involves a phased construction where a 14-story base building is presently under construction; a 20-story tower addition is planned for construction in five to 10 years. Since the project is built-out to all property lines there are no at-grade landscape areas, which presented a particular challenge given the city’s Dept. of Stormwater Management permit requirement that the project account the total building mass and footprint. Translation: 10,000 cubic ft. of stormwater detention was required. Further, city code requi

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Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore

The Proof is in the Flooring

Building products can easily claim numerous accolades of their technologies, but the real proof comes through end-user feedback. A great example of such well-vetted research is Johns Hopkins Hospital’s 90-day testing program of 20 resilient and non-carpet flooring products. Emerging from the pack was Ecore Commercial Flooring’s Terrain Rx, a rubber fusion-bonded to a contemporary, modern heterogeneous vinyl sheet surface, which reduces the risk of falls and delivers both sound control and comfort. Also testing well for durability, stain removal and clean-ability, JHH went on to install the product in 56 inpatient rooms at the Meyer Neuro & Rehab facility in Baltimore. 

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