Ceiling Design for Healthcare
Ceilings affect positive medical outcomes in healthcare spaces
Ceilings play multiple roles in ensuring the comfort and well being of staff and patients in healing environments. In addition to their impact on the overall aesthetic, ceilings are integral to controlling noise, maintaining Indoor Air Quality and influencing lighting and energy use. CertainTeed provides endless creative solutions that balance all of the functions ceilings perform in healthcare spaces.
Acoustics that promote healing
Nowhere is it more important to reduce noise and stress than in healthcare facilities. Stressed out patients can’t rest or heal. Stressed out doctors and nurses make mistakes, suffer from burnout, and end up getting sick themselves. Creating low-noise, low-stress healthcare environments that allow patients to rest and heal while enabling practitioners to work better is easier with CertainTeed acoustic ceilings solutions.
Providing the benefits that matter most to patients, caregivers and families
High noise levels in healthcare environments have been shown to increase the likelihood of medical errors by critical care personnel. Sound-absorbing products allow doctors and patients to communicate, and a quieter environment makes it easier for professionals think clearly when making life or death decisions.
Research has shown that patients exposed to continuous noise experience anxiety, elevated blood pressure, memory alteration, increased agitation, less pain tolerance and even increased cholesterol. Beyond regulatory and code requirements for acoustic controls, a well-designed acoustical environment can improve overall patient healing.
Healthy product choices are paramount for healthcare spaces. CertainTeed provides numerous low-VOC product options and ensures transparency with HPDs and EPDs available on many products. Moisture resistant products also support healthy environments by minimizing the threat of mold exposure.
Product Spotlight: Rx Symphony Panels
Video demonstration of the scrubbable surface, stain resistance, and water repellency of the high-performance RX Symphony acoustic panels for healthcare and food service spaces.
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