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 […]

The Heart Wants What It Wants

Posted by on Mar 16, 2018 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
The Heart Wants What It Wants

Cardiovascular care in McKinney, Texas will be more accessible next year when the one-story Heart Hospital Baylor Plano opens this time next year. The expansion is better explained as a “hospital in a hospital”. The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano in McKinney will operate with a separate license from its host, Baylor McKinney, but with the opportunity for both […]

Featured Inspiration: Surrey Memorial Hospital Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Stabilization Unit

Featured Inspiration: Surrey Memorial Hospital Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Stabilization Unit

Being in a hospital can be a scary and stressful experience for kids, especially younger ones who may not fully understand what’s happening or why. Creating a comfortable space that appeals to kids of all ages is what Surrey Memorial Hospital Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Stabilization Unit did. Here, they designed a calming environment with careful […]

Opioid Crisis Drives Emergency Department Reconfiguration

Opioid Crisis Drives Emergency Department Reconfiguration

Reflecting both the national opioid-abuse crisis and rising awareness of mental health conditions, hospitals are recognizing an intense need to accommodate cognitively impaired patients more effectively and more sensitively in the emergency department (ED). Connecticut’s Waterbury Hospital and Newport Hospital in Rhode Island Lead the Way Hospital leaders are seeking a careful balance in separating […]

Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel Opens Inspiration Place

Posted by on Feb 23, 2018 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel Opens Inspiration Place

Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel in Wesley Chapel, Fla., recently opened Inspiration Place, a newly built concierge health facility dedicated to whole-person healthcare services for women. Whole-person healthcare services present a vision of health care for the future that honors the whole person–mind, body, and spirit. The 11,000-square-foot project, built by Stevens Construction, features wood, tile, and stone finishes, […]