Bariatric Care Starts in the Waiting Room

Posted by on Sep 22, 2017 in Behind the Design
Bariatric Care Starts in the Waiting Room

Bariatric care is a priority in today’s healthcare facilities. Paying attention to bariatric care when designing is necessary in today’s healthcare design environment. Design techniques can help enable organizations to improve care quality while improving the patient’s experience. One way to do this is by using bariatric furniture in the waiting room. The ultimate goal […]

Ground Breaking Ceremony Held for “The BIG Outside”

Posted by on Sep 12, 2017 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
Ground Breaking Ceremony Held for “The BIG Outside”

Cardon Children’s Medical Center in Mesa, Ariz., recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for “The BIG Outside,” an outdoor play space and healing garden for patients and families. The outdoor area, which is expected to open in December, will offer activities and features to help kids keep their minds off treatment. It also offers a place for […]

Cancer Survivors, Current Patients and Family Members Advise on Design

Cancer Survivors, Current Patients and Family Members Advise on Design

A patient advisory group of cancer survivors, current patients, and family members informed much of the design for the University of Wisconsin Cancer Center at ProHealth Care in Waukesha, Wisconsin. The healthcare center recently caught the attention of Healthcare Design Magazine’s 2017 Design Showcase Awards when it was given honorable mention for delivering on design in numerous […]

Animated Wayfinding Software – A Resource that Keeps Patients and Visitors from Getting Lost in Hospitals

Endless corridors that seem to lead nowhere…. Poorly marked entrances…. Multiple elevator banks and incomprehensible signs…. Sound familiar? Hospitals are realizing they have a design problem as patients and visitors struggle to navigate the maze of modern medical complexes. Confusing layouts and signage add to patients’ anxiety at a time when many are feeling ill […]

The Architect’s Argument

Posted by on Aug 25, 2017 in Behind the Design
The Architect’s Argument

Architects have always argued that a building’s structure can affect our thoughts, feelings and behaviors.  Now, behavioral scientists have facts to back up those claims. The Beginning Formal investigations into how humans interact with the built environment began in the 1950s, when several research groups analyzed how the design of hospitals, particularly psychiatric facilities, influenced […]

5 Characteristics of a Flexible Hospital Room

Posted by on Aug 20, 2017 in Behind the Design
5 Characteristics of a Flexible Hospital Room

Building flexible hospital rooms that can accommodate multiple functions has become a top priority in healthcare design. If a room/space can serve as the environment for several different things, then the level of hospital efficiency goes up and costs to patients go down. To understand just how much, Joseph Johnston Jr., principal at FreemanWhite (San Diego), […]

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 […]