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Hospital design and health outcomes

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Hospital Design and Health Outcomes is the largest evaluation of hospital design in Canada delves into understanding how the design of a hospital can enhance health and well-being. Our new hospital was specifically designed to foster connection to the community, nature and the urban environment, and inspire social interaction and physical activity. Celeste's research has focused on assessing whether the hospital design met these objectives, both before and after the move to the new Bridgepoint facility and in comparison to a similar facility. The project is the first of its kind in the world and has a well-developed knowledge exchange and translation component that includes organizing symposia, developing tools and templates for healthcare facility design with the expectation that the results of this study will be used to help guide design of healthcare facilities for years to come.

Design and Evaluation: The Path to Better Outcomes

Architectural Comparative Analysis Report

Researcher: Celeste Alvaro

Funding: Dr. Alvaro's research is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Partnerships for Health System Improvement (PHSI) program via the Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research and the Rx&D Health Research Foundation (Fostering Innovation in Healthcare Initiative), with partnered funding from the Health Capital Investment Branch of the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care.