Designing For Adaptability and Resilience in Healthcare
Creating spaces that elevate patient care and comfort are a top priority. Building in adaptability and resilience to the space is a necessity, now more than ever.
Increasing the performance of the healthcare built environment through better air quality and quiet, restful spaces means reducing hospital acquired infections and getting patients home faster.
Whether you are currently renovating, or designing new construction, you can start at the ceiling to surround patients and staff with healthy, sustainable building materials. These products make a difference by cleaning and disinfecting the air and providing acoustic performance that supports privacy and patient well-being.
Indoor Environmental Quality in Healthcare Facilities
Number of people who check into a U.S. hospital each day*.
Studies suggest that 10% to 20% of Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI) are the result of airborne transmission**.
Peak Hospital noise levels often exceed 90 db, similar to a lawn mower or hair dryer.
“It was a significant improvement,” he says. “We are now able to maintain the required pressure throughout the day.... If we need another room that requires negative pressure, I would highly recommend this system.”
- Kevin McNeil, Director of Plant Operations, Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital
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Support an Effective Healthcare Environment
Armstrong provides solutions that help create safe and adaptable spaces for the healthcare environment. Products that help contain air, are cleanable, provide superior acoustics and are able to integrate seamlessly.
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The Hennepin County Medical Examiner's facility in Minnetonka, MN features an expansive autopsy suite that is bright, innovative, and inviting. Acoustics and light play a important role in indoor environmental quality (IEQ), contributing to occupant health and well-being. The DESIGNFLEX portfolio provides the opportunity to mix and match different shapes, sizes, colors, and materials to create a signature ceiling, and help deliver acoustic performance and light reflectance. The DESIGNFLEX panels are also part of the Armstrong CLEANASSURE family of products and the Armstrong SUSTAIN portfolio.
* Based on 2019 data
** Kowalski, 2016