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Hospital Architecture
Dec 3, 2018 15:31:11   #
mallen1330 Loc: Chicago western suburbs
 
Hospital design is a specialty involving many complex requirements. A hospital’s physical design becomes a crucial element of patient health, comfort and well-being. Good hospital design can affect a patient's feeling of well-being, reducing patient stress and pain levels. The grander spaces like these may seem like a waste of money better spent on direct medical care. But, they contribute to the atmosphere of "best place to be". They can have a positive effect on the staff as well as the patients. [These are from Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital in Wheaton IL.]


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Dec 3, 2018 18:00:40   #
RichardTaylor Loc: Sydney, Australia
 
Super set.

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Dec 3, 2018 18:38:43   #
robertjerl Loc: Corona, California
 
Nice looking place and nice pictures.

However I have to disagree about the architecture having spent more time than I want to think about in hospitals. Also influenced by my wife (retired surgical and OR Charge Nurse) and my daughter (in medical school well on her way to being an orthopedic surgeon).
I want a hospital to be clean, efficiently laid out and not depressing in appearance. Pretty is wasted on me.
As to the "best place to be" I will take ratings, reputation among medical professionals and former patients etc.
Like Starkist and Charlie the Tuna, I want a hospital that is and does good, not one that looks good.

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Dec 3, 2018 18:48:39   #
RichardTaylor Loc: Sydney, Australia
 
robertjerl wrote:
Nice looking place and nice pictures.

However I have to disagree about the architecture having spent more time than I want to think about in hospitals. Also influenced by my wife (retired surgical and OR Charge Nurse) and my daughter (in medical school well on her way to being an orthopedic surgeon).
I want a hospital to be clean, efficiently laid out and not depressing in appearance. Pretty is wasted on me.
As to the "best place to be" I will take ratings, reputation among medical professionals and former patients etc.
Like Starkist and Charlie the Tuna, I want a hospital that is and does good, not one that looks good.
Nice looking place and nice pictures. br br Howev... (show quote)


From personal experience this year I don't see much of this from Emergency or a cardiac ward, with a lot of wires hanging out of myyself
However I did experience a great food court when my wife was in for a day or so.

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Dec 3, 2018 20:53:54   #
mallen1330 Loc: Chicago western suburbs
 
robertjerl wrote:
Nice looking place and nice pictures.

However I have to disagree about the architecture having spent more time than I want to think about in hospitals. Also influenced by my wife (retired surgical and OR Charge Nurse) and my daughter (in medical school well on her way to being an orthopedic surgeon).
I want a hospital to be clean, efficiently laid out and not depressing in appearance. Pretty is wasted on me.
As to the "best place to be" I will take ratings, reputation among medical professionals and former patients etc.
Like Starkist and Charlie the Tuna, I want a hospital that is and does good, not one that looks good.
Nice looking place and nice pictures. br br Howev... (show quote)

Yes! Of course, I agree with all your points. I assume that modern hospitals are all that. I was highlighting architectural design that goes above and beyond clean and efficient to delight and heal the psyche. I should have said, "best place to be when you need medical attention."

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Dec 4, 2018 08:21:27   #
jaymatt Loc: Alexandria, Indiana
 

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Dec 4, 2018 09:07:07   #
Jimmy T Loc: Quicksburg, Virginia
 
Robert, I have to agree, however, I would just like to use/visit a hospital where the staff makes use of the "Hand Sanitizer" stations inside/outside of the patient's rooms. I guess the hospital staff thinks that we don't notice, and they really get in a huff when you call them on it. Sorry, I guess that this is a rant.
robertjerl wrote:
Nice looking place and nice pictures.

However I have to disagree about the architecture having spent more time than I want to think about in hospitals. Also influenced by my wife (retired surgical and OR Charge Nurse) and my daughter (in medical school well on her way to being an orthopedic surgeon).
I want a hospital to be clean, efficiently laid out and not depressing in appearance. Pretty is wasted on me.
As to the "best place to be" I will take ratings, reputation among medical professionals and former patients etc.
Like Starkist and Charlie the Tuna, I want a hospital that is and does good, not one that looks good.
Nice looking place and nice pictures. br br Howev... (show quote)



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Dec 4, 2018 13:23:55   #
robertjerl Loc: Corona, California
 
Jimmy T wrote:
Robert, I have to agree, however, I would just like to use/visit a hospital where the staff makes use of the "Hand Sanitizer" stations inside/outside of the patient's rooms. I guess the hospital staff thinks that we don't notice, and they really get in a huff when you call them on it. Sorry, I guess that this is a rant.

Robert, I have to agree, however, I would just lik... (show quote)


I don't really watch for that but the model at my hospital makes a sound and the personnel use disposable gloves (racks of them in every room with a trash can by the door as they go out).
Plus having been partly raised around my Grandparent's farm and two years in Nam I am not really a freak about that kind of stuff. My wife and daughter are (RN and Medical Student) and so is our oldest son (Army Reserve Civil Affairs and qualified as an EMT among about a dozen other things-he took every school they would let him in during 6 years active duty-he even came within one class of finishing the Special Forces Combat Medic Course before he got off active duty.) They all think I have a suicide wish when it comes to germs etc.

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