FIRST LOOK: CapRock Health

Posted by on Sep 21, 2018 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
FIRST LOOK: CapRock Health

CapRock Health, which was born in College Station, Texas, in 2014, as a freestanding emergency department, is now venturing into the development of what leaders are calling “neighborhood hospitals,” as a natural progression in its mission to increase the quality and lower the cost of care in the acute care setting. Patients Seen in Under […]

The Physical Work Environment Affects Nurses’ Ability To Do Their Jobs Effectively and Efficiently

Posted by on Sep 13, 2018 in Behind the Design
The Physical Work Environment Affects Nurses’ Ability To Do Their Jobs Effectively and Efficiently

The physical work environment in hospitals affects nurses’ job satisfaction, with implications for patient outcomes, and healthcare costs. Therefore, investing in improving nurses’ work environments is extremely worthwhile. Job Satisfaction Pays Off Job satisfaction is an important predictor of registered nurses’ (RNs) job turnover, patient satisfaction, and nurse-sensitive patient outcomes (including pressure ulcers and falls), which […]

2018 Healthcare Design Merit Awards

2018 Healthcare Design Merit Awards

Every year, Healthcare Design Magazine (HCD) showcases the best hospital designs. They have announced the winners of the Merit Awards. Here is a look at the winning projects: Award of Merit: Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM) (Montreal, Quebec, Canada), submitted by CannonDesign and NEUF Architect(e)s Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (Chicago), submitted by HDR and Gensler Sunshine […]

Positive Distractions

Posted by on Aug 31, 2018 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
Positive Distractions

The University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital scored big with jurors for a 2018 Design Showcase Award of Merit: Rising To The Top. The project did well for a variety of reasons but one of my favorites was the thoughtful design and positive distractions meant to entertain, soothe and heal. In the featured photo shown above, you […]

Two Is Better Than One – Just Ask the Patients and Staff at Carson Dermatology

Posted by on Aug 24, 2018 in Behind the Design, Featured Projects
Two Is Better Than One – Just Ask the Patients and Staff at Carson Dermatology

When two people get together, sometimes it just clicks. That is true with Marie Wikoff and Dewitt Jones. Their professional collaboration over the past few years has proved to be a win-win for all. For the last 3 years, Marie Wikoff of Wikoff Design Studio and Dewitt Jones of Healing Images have formed a two-way […]

Now Open – Specialty Care Center Built Just for Kids

Posted by on Aug 17, 2018 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
Now Open – Specialty Care Center Built Just for Kids

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland is the East Bay’s largest pediatric specialty care center built just for kids. UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals’ new outpatient center offers families greater access to our award-winning specialists. The new, six-story outpatient facility: Adds 89,000 square feet of exam rooms and workspace to our existing outpatient center. Increases clinic space by […]

A Complete Guide to Color in Design: Color Meaning, Color Theory, and More

Posted by on Aug 10, 2018 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
A Complete Guide to Color in Design: Color Meaning, Color Theory, and More

The other day, I was doing some research for one of my design projects and I stumbled upon this amazing article about color theory, color meanings and how to choose the right palette for your work. Some of our most popular blog posts have been about color and how to choose the right colors in […]