Healthcare facilities are multipurpose hubs for various levels of medical care. Aesthetics aside, these places should be highly functional, facilitating communications, day to day processes and traffic flow while ensuring privacy when needed. A design that is easy to maintain will reduce operating costs and promote safe practices.
Hospitals and clinics can become models of sustainability. Design features that support sustainable efforts include energy and water conservation, use of alternative energy sources and inclusion of nontoxic components only.
Clearly, well-designed health facilities enhance efficiencies, improve standards of care and ensure better patient outcomes.