Spurred by the healthcare building boom, Evidence-Based Design for Healthcare Facility design is an important and growing trend in creating safe and nurturing patient-care environments. Hospital administrators are continually searching for proven, cost-effective strategies to do everything from enhancing patient safety and staff efficiency to improving the budget and bottom line.
In this book, nurse and healthcare design consultant Cynthia McCullough gives readers the necessary knowledge, tools, and strategies to incorporate these design concepts into any design project—from the largest new healthcare facility construction to the smallest departmental renovation.
- Working with design firms
- Healing environments
- Family-centered care
- Sustainability/green practices
- Move-in transition planning
- Future trends
2010 AJN Book of the Year award winner by the American Journal of Nursing in the history and public policy category.
About the Author
Cynthia McCullough, RN, MSN, is vice president, senior healthcare consultant, and director of clinical services for HDR Architecture. A former hospital administrator, McCullough is Lean Healthcare Certified. In 2007, she was honored by Healthcare Design as one of 20 people who are making a difference in advancing the design of healthcare facilities. She has written several articles and contributed to numerous books, and is editor of Creating Responsive Solutions to Healthcare Change, published by STTI.