Frances Anderton's DnA show on KCRW (2:30 pm) today looks at the link between health and hospital design, specifically focusing on CO Architects-designed Palomar Medical Center West, the "hospital of the future," (pictured) among other topics. The show will also interview Todd Hutlock, a healthcare design journalist, according to Anderton's blog. Meanwhile, in terms of service aka the best medical care, here's the 2009 ranking of the best hospitals by US News and World Report (Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, designed by C.C. Pei and IM Pei is number 3). Meanwhile, anyone living in Hollywood/Los Feliz has long been watching the construction of the new facility at the Childrens Hospital Los Angeles.
· Do Hospitals Make You Sick; Can Good Design Help you Heal? [DNA]
· America's Best Hospitals: the 2009–10 Honor Roll [US News]