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Virginia Architect Discusses Design in Healthcare Environments

Noelker and Hull Associates, Inc.’s principal of healthcare Bruce Brooks, AIA,  addressed attendees at two sessions of the recent Virginia Society of Healthcare Engineers (VHSE) Annual Conference in Williamsburg, Virginia. The presentations, “State of Healthcare Design & Construction in Virginia” andLife Safety Design – Suites, Codes & Guidelines, and Legends,” discussed the value of architectural design in healthcare environments.

As a moderator of “State of Healthcare Design & Construction in Virginia,” Brooks led a discussion on ways population health impacts the physical healthcare environment and patient care among Virginia’s more than 370 licensed hospitals, nursing homes, and medical care facilities. Joined by construction and healthcare provider professionals, the panel examined what the architecture/engineering/construction (AEC) industry can do to help healthcare facility owners and how the economy impacts healthcare delivery.

During “Life Safety Design – Suites, Codes & Guidelines, and Legends,” Brooks reviewed a lean approach to National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) life safety codes, focusing on life safety “suites” under NFPA 101 and their advantage for the patient, healthcare provider, and facility.

Brooks is recognized as an industry leader in healthcare facility design and serves on the NFPA 101 Healthcare Occupancies and 99 Health Care Facilities Code committees. He is trained in best practices delivery, lean design, process management, code analysis, and regulatory and compliance concerns in the healthcare market. A frequent speaker at regional industry conferences, Brooks has spoken on topics ranging from the patient experience and life safety analysis to post occupancy evaluations and case studies, demonstrating the influence of design on positive patient outcomes.

July 21, 2017

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Virginia Architect Discusses Design in Healthcare Environments

Noelker and Hull Associates, Inc.’s principal of healthcare Bruce Brooks, AIA,  addressed attendees at two sessions of the recent Virginia Society of Healthcare Engineers (VHSE) Annual Conference in Williamsburg, Virginia. The presentations, “State of Healthcare Design & Construction in Virginia” andLife Safety Design – Suites, Codes & Guidelines, and Legends,” discussed the value of architectural design in healthcare environments.

As a moderator of “State of Healthcare Design & Construction in Virginia,” Brooks led a discussion on ways population health impacts the physical healthcare environment and patient care among Virginia’s more than 370 licensed hospitals, nursing homes, and medical care facilities. Joined by construction and healthcare provider professionals, the panel examined what the architecture/engineering/construction (AEC) industry can do to help healthcare facility owners and how the economy impacts healthcare delivery.

During “Life Safety Design – Suites, Codes & Guidelines, and Legends,” Brooks reviewed a lean approach to National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) life safety codes, focusing on life safety “suites” under NFPA 101 and their advantage for the patient, healthcare provider, and facility.

Brooks is recognized as an industry leader in healthcare facility design and serves on the NFPA 101 Healthcare Occupancies and 99 Health Care Facilities Code committees. He is trained in best practices delivery, lean design, process management, code analysis, and regulatory and compliance concerns in the healthcare market. A frequent speaker at regional industry conferences, Brooks has spoken on topics ranging from the patient experience and life safety analysis to post occupancy evaluations and case studies, demonstrating the influence of design on positive patient outcomes.