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Adapting medical office buildings to increase patient safety and confidence

One of the less visible, but daunting challenges to healthcare delivery during the Covid-19 pandemic: how to engender confidence and a sense of safety in patients and staff, so that people continue to receive both preventative care and non-Covid related treatments. Some studies have shown that about 1/3 of Americans are delaying healthcare during the pandemic. Architects and engineers have an important role collaborating with our clients to ensure medical office buildings are safe, and designed to flexibly support healthcare in a range of scenarios. Derek Veilleux outlines some key considerations in this Healthcare Facilities Today article.