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Regional Operation Centers: Electrical System Reliability

Medical supplies for hospitals are traditionally stored on site at the hospital. However, space within the hospitals is at a premium. Every square foot is scrutinized in order to optimize efficiency and provide the most effective care for patients; which makes it challenging to allocate adequate storage space on site.  Due to storage requirements, logistics … read more

Telemedicine Spaces: Lighting Design with Communication in Mind

Accuracy in telemedicine is dependent on clear visual communication, both parties must be able to clearly and comfortably see each other. Therefore, providing proper lighting is a critical factor to accurately assess and treat patients while utilizing telemedicine. The lighting must enable medical examination and facial expression recognition of the patient, as well as patient … read more

Repurposing Commercial Spaces for Healthcare Applications: Finding the Perfect Building

It seems more and more frequently there are new medical office suites opening, breathing life into old, abandoned storefronts. These spaces run the gamut from walk-in urgent care providers to full service ambulatory surgery centers specializing in a variety of different procedures. While the availability of these storefronts and commercial office spaces is a boon … read more

Commissioning: Improving Resiliency by Testing in a Controlled Environment

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The commissioning process is one that can benefit mechanical and electrical systems in new and operational buildings. While the commissioning process can impact efficiency and impact operational costs, the focus of this blog will be mitigating risks and improving resiliency. The recent guide asks the questions: “How do we adapt these systems to work … read more

Reducing Patient Readmissions Through Lighting

Healthcare facilities are always striving to provide the best care for their patients. Part of that goal is to prevent current patients from having to return after being discharged due to an infection. Lighting systems within healthcare facilities should be designed with the reduction in the number of HAI’s in mind. Through new technologies utilizing either Ultraviolet or Visible Spectrum lighting, air-borne and surface dwelling pathogens can be killed regardless of whether or not a room is occupied.