Carson Dermatology – Showcases the Design of Wikoff Design Studio and Her Chosen Art Pieces from Healing Images

Carson Dermatology – Showcases the Design of Wikoff Design Studio and Her Chosen Art Pieces from Healing Images

Carson Dermatology, a five-physician practice, is the top-rated dermatologist in Northern Nevada. Earlier this year they moved into a new 13,000 square-foot building at 1505 Medical Pkwy, Carson City, Nevada. The new location is more suiting to their top-rated reputation giving them the room they needed to expand. The space is about three times the size of the […]

Healthcare Design Magazine Honors Top 10

Posted by on Oct 13, 2017 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
Healthcare Design Magazine Honors Top 10

Each year,  Healthcare Design Magazine (HDC)  honors the top 10 in healthcare design. This year marks the fourth annual HCD awards. The top 10 are individuals and organizations that made a significant mark in the healthcare design industry over the past year. “The stories behind how and why individuals ended up pursuing careers in healthcare […]

I Work in Healthcare to Make a Difference

Posted by on Oct 6, 2017 in About Marie Wikoff
I Work in Healthcare to Make a Difference

People ask me why I focus on healthcare design. The answer is simple. I work in healthcare to make a difference. There are dark days for everyone. Patients undergoing long-term treatments may have the darkest of them all. Fear of the unknown, losing the ability to live and work as you please, worry for your […]

Connecting to Nature

Posted by on Sep 29, 2017 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
Connecting to Nature

Interior design elements reinforce a connection to nature theme in the latest building addition on Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley campus.  The addition was designed by Hasenstab Architects (Akron, Ohio). The design theme reflects the surrounding area which is a beautiful park. In the photo shown here, circular cutouts in the second floor seating area funnel natural light into […]

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 […]