Women’s Hospital Now Open

Posted by on May 10, 2018 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
Women’s Hospital Now Open

The new Medical City Women’s Hospital in North Texas is now open. The new facility is the only North Texas hospital with both a full-service children’s hospital and adult hospital in the same location. Where Excellence Meets Elegance and Healthcare Is Personalized Just for Women The expansion adds five floors to the top of Care Tower […]

A Setting for Respite and Reflection

A Setting for Respite and Reflection

Carteret Health Care recently opened a new specialty pavilion and patient tower expansion. The design mimics the shoreline in Morehead City, N.C., and offers expansive views as a positive distraction for patients and visitors. Access to the sweeping views creates a setting for respite and reflection throughout. The photo shown above is the new cancer center. It […]

Country’s Largest Freestanding, Full-Service Psychiatric Facility Coming Soon

Posted by on Apr 27, 2018 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
Country’s Largest Freestanding, Full-Service Psychiatric Facility Coming Soon

Nationwide Children’s Hospital wants to send a message that behavioral health is an illness just like cancer or asthma. So, it’s partnering with architecture firms NBBJ (Columbus, Ohio) and Architecture+ (Troy, N.Y.), to build the country’s largest freestanding, full-service psychiatric facility on its children’s hospital campus in Columbus, Ohio. By locating the new facility directly on its main campus, Nationwide […]

Colors and Design Features That Reflect the Region

Posted by on Apr 19, 2018 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
Colors and Design Features That Reflect the Region

When planning, consider geography in your architecture and design. Doing so will create a facility that reflects practical applications and weather conditions. It will also create a more cohesive healing environment for patients and staff. Geography Shapes Design Geography is often a key factor in shaping design and can influence design choices such as color, […]

Lighting Sets the Mood

Posted by on Apr 12, 2018 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
Lighting Sets the Mood

 Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital Renovation Goals When Nacogdoches (Texas) Memorial Hospital (NMH) implemented a $40 million renovation, which included a new surgery center and Women’s and Children’s Center, it wanted to address the internal appearance of the hospital to provide patient comfort and improve employee recruitment and retention. This renovation included lighting specifications for both tasks and ambiance. […]

Design Plays a Major Factor in Patient and Staff Satisfaction

Design Plays a Major Factor in Patient and Staff Satisfaction

A healthcare facility’s interior design plays a major factor in patient and staff satisfaction. A recent study conducted by design firm Gresham, Smith, and Partners (GS&P), showed that by merely changing the orientation of a patient’s bed, customer satisfaction went up. The results of the study showed that moving patient bed headwalls from being visible […]

Data Insights Drive Design

Posted by on Mar 29, 2018 in Behind the Design
Data Insights Drive Design

Insights gathered from data are shaping many business decisions these days and interior design with regards to healthcare is no different. Hospitals can survey patients on their experience and use the feedback to prioritize the design and service elements offered. Using data gathered from patient surveys is a great way for hospital designers to better understand […]