Planning and Designing of Specialty Healthcare Facilities

by Shakti Kumar Gupta, R Chandrashekhar, Sunil Kant

The book is intended to facilitate the planning and designing of new superspecialty hospitals and to steer a clear path for hospital administrators, planners and medical architects through the systems and processes that they need to understand as members of a team overseeing the planning of new hospital building projects, major refurbishment or remodeling of an existing hospital. The book comprises 51 chapters. Chapters on wellness center, green and smart hospitals, telemedicine, assisted reproductive technology facility, critical care unit, sleep center, nanomedicine and nanotechnology, stem cell center and facility for robotic surgery may be appropriately and optimally utilized as standalone or add on centers with existing healthcare institutions. Chapter 50 titled “COVID-19: Planning Premises and Design Considerations for Healthcare Facilities” incorporates metamorphic changes in the planning and designing of specialty healthcare facilities necessitated by the global emergence of COVID-19 disease. Last Chapter 51, “Laws Applicable to Hospitals” provides a comprehensive brief of the diverse legal and statutory norms applicable to hospitals. This book is great relevance to architects unfamiliar with hospital building requirements


Book Detail

Author Author's Affiliation
1. Gupta Shakti Kumar
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Dr Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences and Jai Prakash Narayan Apex Trauma Centre, New Delhi, India
AIIMS, New Delhi, India
Dr RP Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
2. Chandrashekhar R
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, New Delhi, India
Government of India, New Delhi, India
3. Kant Sunil Army HQ, New Delhi
Army Medical Corps
Office of Director General Armed Forces Medical Services, New Delhi, India
Medical Services, New Delhi, India
ISBN 9789389188981
Speciality Hospital Administration
DOI 10.5005/jp/books/18567
Edition 1/e
Publishing Year 2021
Pages 662
Book Type Professional


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