Following the success of 'Designing the World's Best Children's Hospitals' 1 and 2, this new publication provides an up-to-date reference guide for healthcare teams, design professionals and community members, who together engage in the exciting process of creating new healing environments for children's hospitals or paediatric units. With chapters focusing on exterior design, lobbies, art and gardens, the role of the community, the role of the parent in inpatient and specialised care areas, and project management, this book recognises the outstanding efforts of teams throughout the world for their contributions to healthcare and design. Featuring more than 300 colour photographs of exteriors, lobbies, gardens, patient rooms and other healing environments from hospitals around the world, this book brings together the many new facilities that have been completed since the publication of the previous book in this series, and demonstrates the significant progress made in recent years.
Bruce King Komiske, FACHE, is a healthcare executive and expert in planning, building, and engaging communities in creating world-class children's hospitals and healing environments. He has used his expertise to lead many teams that have set new standards for creativity, design excellence and family-centred care, including the award-winning Hasbro Children's Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island and the Maria Fareri Children's Hospital in Valhalla, New York. He is the editor of the two previous books in this series, as well as 'Heroes: The Story of Hasbro Children's Hospital' (ISBN 978 1 86470 346 7) and 'Maria's Wish: The Story of the Maria Fareri Children's Hospital' (ISBN 978 1 86470 146 3).