White Papers for Healthcare Facility Planning and Design Providers

  • Joining the Global Shift towards SustainabilityBy

    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 HealthcareBy

    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 NeighborhoodsBy

    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 SkinsBy

    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 FlooringBy

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

    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.
  • PARADISE FOUND: SPECTACULAR BEAUTY AT FLORIDA’S THIRTY-ONE ON 30ABy

    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 InstallationBy

    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...
  • Flooring & AcousticsBy

    Dispelling the Myths of the Role Flooring Plays in Room Acoustics:Acoustics has become an ever increasing factor in modern construction. Whether in healthcare, education, residential housing, or any other industry, acoustics plays an important role in nearly every sector of the market. For...
  • Benefits of System-Wide Strategic PlanningBy

    Overview of system-wide strategic planning in HGA's e-newsletter Health Matters.
  • Better Care, Less Cost and More Value-Getting in Tune with Healthcare RealitiesBy

    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 MaskingBy

    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 EnvironmentsBy

    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.