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.
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.
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.
Lean Leadership: How Five Minutes a Day Creates More Effective Teams

During an interview with Derek West, he alluded to a lean leadership tool he's found to be effective and time-efficient. Learning from the contractor world, he sees the value of quickly removing barriers, and if if you can do it in five minutes, seems like a no-brainer!
Time to Get Serious About the Greatest Threat to Human Health (And it's not COVID)

Become a member of a robust community--healthcare engineers, designers, facility personnel, financial and regulation experts and more—to tackle the greatest challenges facing the Healthcare sector toward achieving carbon neutrality. Share your expertise. Share your experience. Share your passion to help us build a better, more sustainable Healthcare sector.
2030: Next Steps to Healthcare Climate Leadership

This paper is intended to catalyze the “next steps” in healthcare climate leadership, with NAM at the helm. Now is the time for healthcare leaders and members of the health professions – among the most trusted people in society – to bend the arc of climate change towards planetary and human health.
COVID-19 Technology at the Los Angeles Convention Center

In reference to Dr. Li’s technology, “… it’s a game changer, especially during this pandemic. Constant monitoring, no cross-contamination because you don’t have to touch the patient, no wasting of supplies (PPE), and no disturbing the patient at 2:00 in the morning to take their temperature.”
What if we "reimagined" the OR alongside clinicians?

According to the American College of Surgeons (MA Chapter), Americans experiences an average of six operating room procedures in a lifetime. Any invasive procedure brings a significant amount of risk and expense to both the patient and healthcare organization. If we can improve the effectiveness of these physical spaces, we can help improve outcomes and overall public health.
What if we "reimagined" the ICU alongside clinicians?

On the final day of the Healthcare Facilities Symposium (in Boston), Thursday September 19, we’ll kick off the next two-day “Reimagining Workshop” focusing on critical care spaces, presented by the Facility Guidelines Institute (FGI) & theSociety of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM). We’re assembling leading designers and clinicians, including folks from Harvard, Kaiser, Brigham Woman’s, Mayo Clinic, and more. Participating architects and clinicians earn continuing education credits.
What's the power paradigm shift and how are hospitals prime to lead?

The silent operation of a hospital microgrid illustrates a paradigm shift. The rapid advancement of technology is forcing people to reevaluate the opportunities and, resultantly, regulations for how power is provided to critical facilities like hospitals.
10/20/18   Troy Savage
Reimagining Childbirth Facilities: Experiencing the Outside - In

Healthy mother and baby is the top priority. AND, the experience of childbirth, including respecting a woman’s desires and choices within the process, is a significant priority. Where we can, let’s give patients a viable choice to interact in the type of “atmosphere” nature provides.
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