Planning, Design, and Construction of Health Care Facilities, 4th Edition

When patient and work safety is at risk, stakes for a successful project are even higher.

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Release Date: December 24, 2019. 192 pages.

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Planning, Design, and Construction of Health Care Facilities, 4th Edition
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A well-designed and safely-built health care facility is key to the provision of safe and effective care within that structure’s walls. Many new health care facilities are being built around the world, and even more health care facilities are being renovated and updated to accommodate modern health care technology and care needs. Just like any construction or renovation project, health care facilities require resources, education, communication, and collaboration throughout the process, which encompasses planning, design, construction, and commissioning. When patient and worker safety are at risk, the stakes for a successful project are even higher.

This new 4th edition of Planning, Design, and Construction of Health Care Facilities, developed in partnership with the American Institute of Architects Academy of Architecture for Health (AIA-AAH), is a comprehensive guide for health care organizations around the world looking to build new facilities—or update current structures—in compliance with Joint Commission, Joint Commission International (JCI), and other recognized standards of health care design excellence. This new edition includes a wealth of information, strategies, tools, case studies, and experiences that will help you to understand core concepts for a successful project.

Key Topics:

  • Chapters focused on a specific phase of the project process (planning, design, construction, and commissioning) and how it interacts with the other phases
  • The renovation process – resources, education, communication and collaboration
  • Expanded information on process improvement, risk assessment and commissioning

Key Features:

  • Project Gallery - highlights projects by domestic and international health care organizations
  • Standards Sidelight- reinforces how Joint Commission and JCI standards relate to key concepts
  • Overreaching Issue - addresses issues relevant throughout the entire project
  • Focus Features – covers critical and supplementary related topics, such as designing for safety and reliability, alternate facility delivery models, and more

Standards: Joint Commission and JCI standards related to the planning, design and construction of health care facilities, including Environment of Care (EC), Infection Prevention and Control (IC), and Life Safety (LS) as well as Facility Management and Safety (FMS); Governance, Leadership, and Direction (GLD); and Prevention and Control of Infections (PCI)


  • Domestic: Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Critical Access Hospitals, Hospitals, Laboratories, Nursing Care Centers, Office-based Surgery Practices
  • International: Ambulatory Care, Clinical Laboratories, Hospital, Long Term Care, Primary Care

Key Audience:

  • Hospital leaders
  • Facilities managers
  • Architects
  • Designers
  • Construction firms
Table of Contents

Table of Contents

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Table of Contents



About the Foreword Writer

Charles H. Griffin, AIA, FACHA, EDAC, is a member of the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects. He is also senior principal and studio leader for WHR Architects. Griffin has close to 40 years of health care architecture experience and was a founding member of the American College of Healthcare Architects.

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