A Look at the Erlanger East Expansion – The Region’s First Lifestyle Hospital

Posted by on Jun 23, 2017 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
A Look at the Erlanger East Expansion – The Region’s First Lifestyle Hospital

Erlanger East – A Hospital Like No Other Erlanger East Hospital is located in Chattanooga, Tennessee. With the completion of a $50 million expansion, Erlanger has opened the doors to the new Erlanger East Hospital. The region’s first lifestyle hospital is now referred to as “A hospital like to other.” Erlanger East Hospital is focused […]

Pediatric Waiting Rooms – Ease Tension with Colorful, Kid-Sized Chairs and Furniture That Can Be Easily Cleaned

Posted by on Jun 16, 2017 in Behind the Design
Pediatric Waiting Rooms – Ease Tension with Colorful, Kid-Sized Chairs and Furniture That Can Be Easily Cleaned

When designing a pediatric waiting room, the goal is to make kids feel comfortable. Familiarity is comforting to kids, especially when they are in a strange place. Using colorful, kid-sized waiting room chairs that can be easily cleaned is one way to bring familiarity, safety and comfort to the waiting room. Standard lobby chairs do […]

Four Design Products that Aid in Bringing the Outdoors In

Posted by on Jun 4, 2017 in Featured Projects
Four Design Products that Aid in Bringing the Outdoors In

Designers know that the connection with nature can be very healing. Research proves that exposure to nature can be a way to alleviate stress and anxiety. The challenge as a designer is to understand all of the other factors that may restrict the ability for us to bring the outdoors in. For instance, many medical […]

UF Health North’s New Private Patient Rooms Promote Healing and Patient Experience

Posted by on May 30, 2017 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
UF Health North’s New Private Patient Rooms Promote Healing and Patient Experience

On May 23, UF Health North’s inpatient hospital, located in Jackson, Fla., opened to the public. The hospital is home to 92 private patient suites. Each suit promotes healing and improves patient experience. Using the latest technology and evidence based design techniques, the new UR Health North will provide high-quality healthcare to patients across Northeast […]

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 […]