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healthcare FEATURE Regulations Shape Hospital Design In a highly regulated environment, architects find ways to enhance the patient experience and still comply. Kenneth W. Betz, Senior Editor D esigning and building an acute-care healthcare There are a host of regulatory and code entities that given the federal, state, and local regulations must be taken into account when planning and con- that must be observed. The desire to make a hospital a structing an acute-care hospital, Jeffrey Monzu, AIA, more patient-friendly environment can run up against NCARB, vice president, senior project manager, Leo A those regulations, even though the common goal of reg- Daly, Omaha, NE, pointed out. These include: ulatory agencies and healthcare designers is to improve * Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Or- 8 COMMERCI A L A RCHI T EC T URE MAY 2016 ganizations (JCAHO) and ensure the health of those using the facilities. facility is a challenging and exacting endeavor, * * * * Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Facility Guideline Institute (FGI) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) * Local building and fire codes.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Commercial Architecture May 2016

The Architects
Regulations Shape Hospital Design
Architectural Glass Goes First Class
Healthcare Green Design
Interiors Products
Insulation Chills Cold-Storage Facility
Exteriors Products
Dynamic Glass Transforms Elevated Oasis
High-Speed Doors Add Zip To Service Center
Windows & Doors Products
Controlling The Sun
Building Technology Products
VRF Holds Key To Detroit Renovation
Tankless Units Heat Water For 17 Stories
HVAC & Plumbing Products
Retrofit Cuts Operation Costs by 85%
Power Monitor Tracks Non-Light Loads, Too
Lighting & Electrical Products

Commercial Architecture May 2016