In the News
Publication: Architectural Digest
Title: Field Hospitals Should be Assembled Right Now in These Locations
Date: March 25, 2020
Excerpt: When considering locations that sick patients will be moving to in the coming weeks and months, it’s also important to consider the spaces used in the past to treat other infectious diseases. “We can also learn lessons from prior health care designs, such as the tuberculosis sanatorium,” says Diana Anderson, M.D., an internal medicine physician and a board-certified health care architect and a current clinical fellow at the University of California San Francisco. “These facilities were initially designed so that the building itself could be used as a form of treatment, given the lack of pharmacologic treatments at the time. Similar to the scenario we face with COVID-19, fresh air, ventilation, and isolation are key factors in controlling the spread, all of which have connections to the built environment.”
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