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Journal of Nursing Administration:
doi: 10.1097/NNA.0b013e31819c9b95
Departments: Health Facility Design

Joint Optimization: Merging a New Culture With a New Physical Environment

Stichler, Jaynelle F. DNSc, RN, FACHE, FAAN; Ecoff, Laurie PhD, RN, NEA-BC

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Abstract

Nearly $200 billion of healthcare construction is expected by the year 2015, and nurse leaders must expand their knowledge and capabilities in healthcare design. This bimonthly department prepares nurse leaders to use the evidence-based design process to ensure that new, expanded, and renovated hospitals facilitate optimal patient outcomes, enhance the work environment for healthcare providers, and improve organizational performance. In this article, the authors discuss the concept of joint optimization of merging organizational culture with a new hospital facility.

© 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

 

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