Gallery: California’s First LEED Certified Children’s Hospital

Rady Children’s Hospital’s new Acute Care Pavilion is California’s first children’s hospital in California to achieve LEED certification by combining sustainability and evidence-based medicine into its design. The hospital’s architects, Stantec, drew upon research that identifies specific design strategies known to speed healing, enhance patient well-being, reduce staff stress, and minimize incidences of patient falls, medical errors, and infections. Given all the upsides related to patient care and recovery, we’re surprised it has taken so long for the medical industry to catch-on. Hopefully the Rady Children’s Hospital will serve as a model for future healthcare institutions, extending well beyond its San Diego home.

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