This Interactive Design Tool Provides a Deeper Understanding of How to Make Healthcare Facilities Safer and More Efficient for All

Posted by on Jul 14, 2017 in Behind the Design
This Interactive Design Tool Provides a Deeper Understanding of How to Make Healthcare Facilities Safer and More Efficient for All

Last year, Marie Wikoff of Wikoff Design Studio in Reno, Nevada, acquired the Evidence-Based Design Accreditation and Certification (EDAC). The accreditation is highly sought after because individuals with this level of expertise can improve health outcomes and reduce healthcare costs through design. The Center for Health Design provides industry tools that EDAC healthcare design professionals can […]

Three Design Tips to Create a First Impression That Lasts

Posted by on Jul 8, 2017 in Behind the Design

The condition of a healthcare facility speaks volumes to patients, their friends and family and to the staff providing service. The old adage is: You only get one chance to make a good first impression. Below are some quick tips to ensure that healthcare designers can make a first impression that lasts.  Define the First […]

Healthcare Design Magazine Reveals Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Posted by on Jun 30, 2017 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
Healthcare Design Magazine Reveals Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

The article below highlights an Ohio Cancer Center that was remodeled. Every new part of the hospital is designed to optimize the adolescent experience. Patients can now feel more empowered about their treatment, connect socially, and have the ability to get out of the room whenever possible.  The information below comes from Donna Paglia. Project and Photos by […]

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 […]