This monograph provides a detailed checklist that can be used to gather data and answer fundamental questions associated with the architectural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing,... read more
This Inside ASHE article explains how a hospital used a unified workflow to create efficiency.
This Inside ASHE article shows how to transition a new facility from construction to operations and asset management.
This webinar features 2016 Vista Award recipients. They discuss how project teams can work together to... read more
This On Demand recording discusses case studies of hospitals that have addressed health care design challenges. The recording also shows how the Center for Health Design is collecting research to offer new approaches to common challenges.
This Inside ASHE article explains a new CDC-ASHE project aimed at reducing health care associated infections through better facility and design.
This Inside ASHE article presents the 2016 Vista Award winners and the projects they completed.
This Inside ASHE article describes how to use engineering and equipment planning to create successful operating room spaces.
This Inside ASHE article show how Seattle Children's adapted a former big box retail location into a health care clinic.
This webinar recording introduces viewers to the idea that the built environment and influence organizational culture and that the confluence of the two factors can have a significant impact on patient satisfaction.
This Inside ASHE article explains how filtration design for hospital air systems can help reduce health care-associated infections (HAIs).
This Inside ASHE article explains the functional program requirements as outlined by the 2014 edition of the FGI Guidelines.
This Inside ASHE article explains the concept of flexible design and answers common questions about the concept.
This Inside ASHE article explores efforts to make U.S. hospitals more resilient, including an initiative from the White House focused on protecting hospitals from natural disasters.
This Inside ASHE article highlights the 2015 winners of the Vista Awards.
This Inside ASHE article explains how proper fire protection system design can improve HCAHPS scores and raise satisfaction.
The lack of empirical data on the nature of plug loads in the health care setting requires designers to estimate plug load based on simultaneous peak use of equipment.... read more
This webpage contains a variety of conference recordings that ASHE members can access for free. These on-demand seminars allow members to learn about topics such as code compliance; facility... read more
Links to errata for several editions of the Facility Guidelines Institute's Guidelines for Design and Construction documents
This Inside ASHE article explores how Swedish Medical Center in Washington State met sustainability goals and provided operational efficiency and annual savings.
This Inside ASHE article explains changes regarding acoustic requirements in the 2014 edition of the FGI Guidelines.
This article from the 2014 ASHE Advocacy Report explores how ASHE is working with code organizations to promote larger smoke compartment maximums to accommodate modern needs without diminishing patient safety.
This article from the 2014 ASHE Advocacy Report gives direction on how to get the latest edition of the FGI Guidelines adopted in your state.
This Inside ASHE article compares the 2014 and 2010 editions of Facility Guidelines Institute documents and outlines changes to operating room requirements.
This Inside ASHE article offers advice on how facility managers can keep construction projects running smoothly during all phases of the planning, design, and construction process.
This Inside ASHE article states that making flexibility a key design element is one way health care facility executives and designers are creating buildings that will stand the test of time.
This Inside ASHE article highlights the 2014 winners of the Vista Awards, which celebrate teamwork in health care projects.
This Inside ASHE article highlights the importance of health care organizations finding their culture before embarking on new construction projects.
This Inside ASHE article details several important changes between the 2010 and 2014 editions of the FGI Guidelines.
This Inside ASHE article explains the specialized design and construction requirements needed for proton therapy centers.
This Inside ASHE article focuses on the growing demand for accelerated health care construction because of the oil boom the western United States and population growth in the... read more
This Inside ASHE article outlines medication safety zones as required by the 2014 FGI Guidelines for Design and Construction of Hospitals and Outpatient Facilities.
This Inside ASHE article explores the use of elastomeric foam duct liner in health care facilities, and a sidebar shows the changing requirements regarding duct liners.
This digital exclusive Inside ASHE article shows how the Facility Guidelines Institute weighs the costs and benefits of various proposals.
The physical environment of a health care facility can help or hinder a health care organization's clinical and financial performance. In fact,... read more
An article was published in the March 2011 issue of Health Facilities Management magazine, which explored 10 forces changing health care design.... read more
With the goal of achieving BIM-enabled facility management, Northwestern Memorial HealthCare established the infrastructure, tools, and... read more
As health care facilities undergo remodeling projects, the belief--or hope--often exists that current facilities are capable of handling increased electrical loads. But a piecemeal... read more
This Inside ASHE article details why the commissioning process is so crucial in health care facilities.
While there are currently about 100 hospitals in the United States with hybrid capability, that number is expected to increase by 15 percent each year... read more
Operating Room HVAC setback has the potential to save significant energy and operating costs but has not yet been widely implemented for a variety... read more
While the planning and design of health care facilities represents only a small part of the overall cost of a building over its lifetime, if properly... read more
Waste takes on many forms (discrete, synergistic, and systemic) in the project delivery processes that have been instilled in us over the past 100 years.... read more
Links to USP <797> text.
Mental disorders are not uncommon in the United States: an estimated 26.2 percent of Americans ages 18 and older—about one in four adults—suffer from a diagnosable... read more
In this memo, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) clarifies policy regarding existing interior finish for fire safety purposes.
This document was compiled from a variety of institutional standard‐of‐practice documents used for construction of health care facilities. While intended to share best... read more
Infection preventionists play an increasingly important role in preventing health care-associated infection in the physical environment associated with... read more
This memorandum clarifies the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) requirements for ASC waiting areas, including the prohibition on the sharing of waiting areas with other entities.
This memo from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) clarifies the ASC interpretive guidelines to indicate that an ASC and an Independent Diagnostic Testing Facility (IDTF) may not share space, even when temporally separated.
For health care facility planners, designers, and engineers, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) safety has historically been a non-issue, relegated to the domain of the MRI equipment... read more
The fundamental goal of the Request for Proposal (RFP) process is to solicit and evaluate architectural and engineering (A&E), construction management (CM), and... read more