White Papers for Healthcare Facility Planning and Design Providers

  • Spellman Brady & Company Brochure

    Spellman Brady & Company is a nationally recognized interior planning and design firm specializing in healthcare, higher education, multi-family, and senior living. As a Certified WBE Small Business, our interdisciplinary team has delivered comprehensive interior design, furniture planning,...
  • Prelude Phishing Services

    Training your staff to recognize phishing attacks is an important component of your cybersecurity defenses.

    CREATING COMMUNITY SFCS worked to restore the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Gulfport, MS, after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. This LEED® Gold certified building, is situated on 46 acres on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico and accommodates 580-600 residents with three residential...
  • Senior Fall-Prevention Resources-- What is Missing?

    It’s Not Just How to Prevent Falls, It’s How to Prevent Injuries From Falls For Seniors and at-risk-of-falls populations, maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle is an important factor in maintaining physical strength and balance to help prevent falls. There is an abundance of excellent data,...
  • Why humidify?... For Offices

    Establishing balanced relative humidity (RH) is essential to occupant health and wellness in addition to maintaining peak efficiency.
  • The Experience of Aging & Art

    Aging brings with it biological, psychological, cognitive, and social changes. Older adults, however, are not a uniform group. The experience of aging varies from person to person, but from the perspective of the ecology of aging, older adulthood is a phase in life greatly influenced by the...
  • Introducting: BestCare® Dignity Suites

    Create a peaceful, well-balanced environment with out line of ligature-resistant plumbing fixtures and accessories.
  • Occupant Comfort Study

    Our own headquarters was built based on our Occupant Experience (OX) approach, serving as a living laboratory for the concepts that Saint‑Gobain Commercial Solutions Team promotes.
  • Joining the Global Shift towards Sustainability

    You can create optimal spaces for healing without compromising the greater good for our planet - you don't have to choose one goal at the expense of the other. Partner with Furniture Concepts to achieve eco-friendly solutions that can enhance your healing space and help take care of the...
  • Wireless Connectivity: A Critical Element in Healthcare

    In this guest post, Black Box Senior Wireless Product Manager, Cristine Kimbrel, explores the challenges of in-building wireless connectivity and presents a strategy focusing on three key principles: network design based on the application and device requirements; the choice of the right...
  • Developments with a Sense of Place: Exploring Mixed Use Complexes & Pocket Neighborhoods

    Today’s seniors have a desire to age differently and are evaluating housing options with a new set of criteria. Providers, developers and designers understand these changing expectations and are exploring unique housing alternatives to redefine senior living—marketable options to entice a...
  • Guidance for Disinfection of ATI Door Skins

    The EPA published a list of disinfectants that meet its criteria for use against SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. OMNOVA* has tested disinfectants that are approved for use against SARS-CoV-2 on its Door Skin. Those approved for use against SARS-CoV-2 are in blue,...
  • Advantages of Modular Acoustic Flooring

    Learn more about the advantages of 5mm flooring options.
  • Senior Living Design Trends

    The traditional drab nursing home is no longer acceptable. A high level of care in a setting with the comforts of a home are now the benchmark.

    One of the year’s most exciting reveals was Thirty-One on 30A, a remarkable beachside residence in pretty-as-a-postcard Seagrove, Florida. Rena Anderson, an interior designer at Barbara J Gordon Designs, takes us behind the design of this desirable coastal destination.
  • National Hospital Group Installation

    In late October of 2018, a well-known, National Hospital Group approached us with a request to create a 36 foot Board Table and incorporate commercial construction criteria into it. By early December of 2019, we had we collaborated with their Board, the designer and the AV people to fine-tune...
  • Health, Wellness & Specifying Luxury Vinyl Tile

    Today, Health-conscious designers, building owners and facility managers are paying more attention and asking more questions than ever before about products that they are purchasing as interest in the health and wellness aspects of the built environment continue to grow. This paper focuses on...
  • Transforming the Neighborhood Clinic

    Overview of how healthcare organizations are planning neighborhood clinic to deliver targeted services in HGA's e-newsletter Health Matters.
  • Better Care, Less Cost and More Value-Getting in Tune with Healthcare Realities

    ACA-based adjustments have ramped up over the last few years amid sometimes complex regulatory guidelines. But, in essence, the changes unfolding have two main drivers: performance and value. Health organizations no longer get paid for just the quantity of healthcare they provide, but also for...
  • The What, Where, Why & How of Sound Masking

    Sound masking is the addition of a familiar sounding, air conditioning-like background sound to an environment. Masking covers up or “masks” human speech and helps mitigate the distraction of other sounds, making an environment more comfortable, workers more productive and creating speech...
  • Choosing Flooring for Healthcare Environments

    Choosing a health care floor... As long as the floor is clean and looks good, it’s OK for the patient…right? WRONG…this couldn’t be further from the truth.