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"The nurses’ station is the central hub of the in-patient floor. Although there’s a trend toward decentralization, you often find main nursing stations operating 24/7 on each floor."
"Additional studies show that professionals with at least 3 hours of daylight exposure during their shift have higher job satisfaction than those who have less exposure to daylight."
"In patient corridors, you want to be sensitive to a non-institutional feeling, and carry the hospitality theme from the main lobby through the corridors and into the patient rooms."
"Daylight via a window is required in all patient rooms by the AIA Guidelines for Design and Construction of Hospitals and Health Care Facilities so the patient is oriented to the outside world – a critical element in stress reduction."
"Lighting systems in cancer centers are designed with one primary goal: patient comfort. Patients undergoing chemotherapy need control over their environment, and this includes lighting."