Environmental Design

COVID-19 Facility Risk Mitigation – Use or Repurposing of Current Space and Additional Mobile Space

By Carleton Knotts, Advisory Specialist, Facility Management, Intalere As we continue to work through the current COVID-19 pandemic, as well as plan for a possible second wave, many healthcare facilities are experiencing a surge of patients. Many of these patients should be placed in negative pressure rooms, isolation areas and the ICU. To manage the […]

Ventilation Considerations for COVID-19 Surge Conditions

In preparation for the above and more dire situations where existing patient room and treatment area capacity has been exceeded and planning or implementing some type of temporary surge areas is necessary, be sure to consult your facility engineering team or HVAC supplier to best consider ventilation options for triage and treatment spaces. As a […]

Optimize Your HVAC Systems to Reduce Infection Spread Risks

Mike Gerhardt, Intalere Sr. Director, Facility Management Advisory Solutions For my healthcare facility manager colleagues out there, my thoughts are with you, your families and all your co-workers as you brace for the impending Coronavirus patient surge. I know most of you are on top of this, but I thought it may be helpful to compile […]

Pillars of a Successful Construction Project

By Mike Reid, Vice President, Construction, Capital and Facility Contracting To shape building or renovation plans, decrease costs and ensure projects meet functional requirements, healthcare providers must build a comprehensive program that covers all aspects of construction – from planning to furniture. Just as important as design specifications and functional requirements, are clinical resources and […]

Intalere Member Best Practice Spotlight – Fairfield Medical Center – Project Bright

ISSUE Fairfield Medical Center’s (FMC) facilities were out of date and did not provide the resources needed for the latest technology in surgical services, limiting Fairfield’s ability to provide the best quality services for their patients and community. There were also limitations in FMC’s healing environment that dictated the need to improve on patient recovery […]

Don’t Overlook the Importance of Healthcare Environmental Design and the Patient Experience

by Mike Reid, Vice President, Construction, Capital and Facility Services, and Tom Wessling, Vice President, Nutrition, Environmental Services, Contracting Operations Only two of the questions on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey deal directly with the physical healthcare environment, but the fact is that all facility surroundings impact the patient […]