Wikoff Finds Niche in Healthcare Design

Posted by on May 18, 2017 in In the Media

The article here was written by Duane Johnson, a reporter at Northern Nevada Business Weekly.  In her experiences working as an interior designer, Marie Wikoff has become passionate about healthcare design. Wikoff, who owns Wikoff Design Studio in Midtown Reno, has developed numerous local projects, including for Renown Health, the Ronald McDonald House, and Carson Dermatology. Abroad, […]

A Well-Designed Hospital Comes From a Lean Process

Posted by on May 5, 2017 in Featured Projects

What comes to mind when you hear the words “well-designed”? Perhaps it’s a car, a website, a smart phone or even a good suit. No matter what it is, what is that thing that makes it better than the next? Take a well-designed website as an example. On a well-design website, you can find what […]

Featured Project: The New Stamford Hospital

Posted by on Apr 23, 2017 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
Featured Project: The New Stamford Hospital

The featured project shown here is of the new Stamford Hospital – designed by EYP Health.  In 2002, Stamford Hospital in Stamford, Conn., was challenged on a couple fronts: Neighborhoods to the south of the campus were in socioeconomic deterioration, and patient satisfaction ratings had room for improvement. That set the stage for planning a new […]

Design that Reduces Adverse, Preventable Events & Promotes Safety

Posted by on Apr 14, 2017 in Uncategorized

The World Health Organization (WHO) states that “No adverse event should ever occur anywhere in the world if the knowledge exists to prevent it from happening.” (World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Patient Safety Solutions, 2010) Adverse Events that Occur in Patient Rooms There are many adverse events that can occur in a patient’s room. […]

Product Feature: Small Touches that Create Engaging Environments

Posted by on Apr 10, 2017 in Featured Artists and Inspirations

Small touches can make all the difference in any environment. Small touches like the ones shown here help create a more engaging, non-threatening environment for kids. Hospital environments are especially cold, unfamiliar and scary to youngsters. As a designer, incorporating a custom wall mount for the diagnostic station is a great way to soften the experience […]

A Warm Welcome – Creating a Positive First Impression with Healthcare Lobbies

Posted by on Mar 30, 2017 in Featured Artists and Inspirations

Studies show that a warm welcome goes a long way in one’s perception of quality of care. Creating a positive first impression with healthcare lobbies is the new “must” in healthcare design. Improve Patient Experience Lowly lobbies and stark, noisy waiting rooms are history. As healthcare organizations work to improve the patient experience, these spaces […]

A Look at Strip Mall Clinics

Posted by on Mar 24, 2017 in Behind the Design

Modern Healthcare The modern approach to healthcare service is to provide patient centered care. One example of patient centered care is decentralized clinic locations.  Decentralized clinic locations are more convenient for patients and operate at a lower cost. The reduced operating cost is good for the patient because it decreases the cost of care. Because of […]