Thinking outside the white-walled box, new Bay Area hospitals strive for integration

November 20th, 2015

When it comes to the latest wave of new or rebuilt Bay Area hospitals, there’s a similar must-have list in virtually every instance. All the cool CEOs, doctors and architects gotta have them: All-private rooms, sleek TV/computer monitors, “green” design, murals, paintings and photographs galore, lots of natural light and outdoor gardens where staffers, patients and families can take a break from the stress or just contemplate through a dramatic window.