1/09/24   Troy Savage
Reimagining the NICU: a human-centered design approach to healthcare innovation

The Reimagining the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit workshop sought to generate ideas for the future, optimal NICU without specific site or client constraints. Key themes include family-centered care, technology-enabled care, neighborhood and village design and investing in the care team. Recommendations include a supportive physical environment, celebrating milestones, complementary and alternative medicine, enhancing the transition of care, aiding the transition period, and leveraging technology.
Mazzetti Spearheads the Largest Renewable Energy Microgrid in the U.S., Connected to a Hospital Emergency System

Mazzetti is helping transform healthcare infrastructure through renewable energy, working in partnership with Valley Children’s Healthcare.  
Valley Children’s Energy Resilience and Environmental Strategy

What started as a quest for improving aging energy infrastructure and overall operational resilience, evolved to an opportunity to become the first net-zero pediatric hospital campus in the country and largest renewable energy microgrid for a hospital emergency system in the country.
Striving to Become the First Net-Zero Pediatric Hospital in the Country

Striving to become the first net-zero pediatric hospital campus in the country, Valley Children’s Healthcare is launching a revolutionary energy resilience and environmental strategy. Upon completion, Valley Children’s will achieve net-zero carbon emissions and operate the largest pediatric healthcare-based renewable energy microgrid in the country.
ASHRAE Publishes "First of its Kind" Risk Mitigation of Infectious Aerosols

Infectious Aerosols is a public interest issue and the magnitude of risk from aerosolized pathogens has become increasingly obvious, especially during the COVID crisis. These risks are particularly elevated in enclosed buildings. Public-health officials, policymakers, building owners, designers, and members of the public all need accurate, reliable guidance for appropriate ways to mitigate the risk from these pathogens.
How to be Resilient in a World of Creeping Climate Change

Many healthcare systems are aware they need to think about the impact of a changing climate on their ability to deliver effective health services. This awareness likely stems from the increasing frequency and severity of climate change-driven disasters. These disasters have included year-round wildfires, increasingly intense rain events and flooding, unseasonable freezes and record-setting heat.
What Healthcare Organizations Need to Know About the IRA to Leverage Financial Incentives

The Inflation Reduction Act was developed in reaction to exponential rises in the cost of energy, global impacts of climate change, and a growing need for the federal government to ease these economic burdens on American's. This bill incentivizes emissions reductions by providing tax credits accessible by private citizens, local municipalities, large corporations, and disadvantaged communities to produce clean power, increase climate resiliency, and modernize existing infrastructure.
Five Things Healthcare Business Executives Should Know About ESG

It’s imperative for healthcare organizations to lead on climate change action; here’s a primer on what to do now.
New Research Finds Healthcare Electrical Systems for Plug Loads Significantly Oversized

This story has been literally years in the making. It’s been a quest to illuminate truth. It’s about “right-sizing” the electrical systems appropriate to actual electrical demand. As you may recall, this research (Mazzetti has been spearheading for years), is meant to illustrate the ACTUAL peak electrical demand when a hospital is stressed to the max... Queue a once-in-a-century pandemic.
The Imperative for Healthcare to Combat our Climate Crisis

Healthcare leaders are increasingly recognizing the responsibility of the industry to respond to this crisis. In the world of design, we say that “form follows function”...
Is the Traditional NICU Delivering the Best Outcomes for All Preemies?

Approximately 11% of babies worldwide are born premature. Most babies born at 32 weeks of pregnancy have only a few temporary health issues that require a stay in the NICU for  a few days to a few weeks. At 32 weeks, babies still have a couple months to go before reaching their full birth weight, but they’re well developed.
Hot Water for Handwashing: Is it necessary?

Hot water is not required for effective handwashing (AAH Journal Article).
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