A New Kind of Clinic

Posted by on Aug 11, 2017 in Behind the Design
A New Kind of Clinic

The information below is an excerpt of an article posted on healthcaredesignmagazine.com. It discusses the newest trends in healthcare design. The article focuses on patient centered design and creating spa-like treatment centers to improve patient experience. In today’s healthcare model, flexibility and adaptability are essential to delivering quality care, responding to today’s needs as well […]

2017 Design Showcase Award of Merit: Going Places

2017 Design Showcase Award of Merit: Going Places

Every year, Healthcare Design Magazine showcases the best hospital designs. This design recently caught my eye because of it’s whimsical approach to the architecture and it’s use of color and space on the inside. The information below was originally posted on healthcaredesignmagazine.com. It was written on July 31st, 2017 by Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, editor-in-chief. Enjoy! The Buerger Center […]

Improve Overcrowded Emergency Departments with Design

Posted by on Jul 28, 2017 in Behind the Design
Improve Overcrowded Emergency Departments with Design

We have seen an increase in recent years of Emergency Department (ED) demand. With that demand comes new challenges that the healthcare administration and the staff must overcome in order to provide the utmost care. Below is a summary of an article written by Lisa Ellis, a Boston-based freelance writer for The Center for Health […]

The Use of Color in Healthcare Settings Can Impact Mental Health

Posted by on Jul 21, 2017 in Behind the Design
The Use of Color in Healthcare Settings Can Impact Mental Health

  Color is a fundamental element of design. Interior Designers are well schooled in the psychological effects of each color and combinations of color. Colors can put people in a certain state of mind. Some colors make us feel calm and relaxed while others cheer and excite. When we think about what colors are to […]

This Interactive Design Tool Provides a Deeper Understanding of How to Make Healthcare Facilities Safer and More Efficient for All

Posted by on Jul 14, 2017 in Behind the Design
This Interactive Design Tool Provides a Deeper Understanding of How to Make Healthcare Facilities Safer and More Efficient for All

Last year, Marie Wikoff of Wikoff Design Studio in Reno, Nevada, acquired the Evidence-Based Design Accreditation and Certification (EDAC). The accreditation is highly sought after because individuals with this level of expertise can improve health outcomes and reduce healthcare costs through design. The Center for Health Design provides industry tools that EDAC healthcare design professionals can […]

Three Design Tips to Create a First Impression That Lasts

Posted by on Jul 8, 2017 in Behind the Design

The condition of a healthcare facility speaks volumes to patients, their friends and family and to the staff providing service. The old adage is: You only get one chance to make a good first impression. Below are some quick tips to ensure that healthcare designers can make a first impression that lasts.  Define the First […]

Healthcare Design Magazine Reveals Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Posted by on Jun 30, 2017 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
Healthcare Design Magazine Reveals Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

The article below highlights an Ohio Cancer Center that was remodeled. Every new part of the hospital is designed to optimize the adolescent experience. Patients can now feel more empowered about their treatment, connect socially, and have the ability to get out of the room whenever possible.  The information below comes from Donna Paglia. Project and Photos by […]