Cheery Atmosphere Helps Cancer Patient

Posted by on Aug 20, 2013 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
Cheery Atmosphere Helps Cancer Patient

“One day all the stress of coping with cancer hit me at once.  I dropped onto the edge of my bed and felt my courage and energy desert me.  Then I lifted my eyes to the painting on my wall, the ones I had created in the painting group.  There was my courage, inspiration, strength, […]

Art Benefits Health

Posted by on Aug 15, 2013 in Behind the Design
Art Benefits Health

“An increase amount of natural substances that are beneficial to your health are produced in your body when you’re exposed to music and other forms of art…” – National Institutes of Health National Institutes of Health agree:  “Scientists are finding that the arts can benefit both your mental and physical health.  Current research is following a […]

Daylighting: It’s not just for executives any more

Posted by on Aug 12, 2013 in In the Media

Northern Nevada Business Weekly presents the following article in this week’s news. To see the abbreviated article online click here. August 12, 2013 Daylighting is the practice of placing windows and reflective surfaces so that natural daylight provides effective internal lighting and views of the outdoors into a space. Humans are affected both psychologically and physiologically […]

Patient Room 2020 – The Hospital Room of the Future

Posted by on Aug 7, 2013 in Featured Artists and Inspirations

Good design may revolutionize healthcare industry, & improve outcomes Earlier this month, a team of architects and designers introduced “Patient Room 2020”. This product uses “smart design” to revolutionize healthcare the way it’s done for electronics and aircrafts. Background: In 2006, NXT Health received a Department of Defense grant to help produce “the hospital room of […]

Inspirations

Posted by on Aug 5, 2013 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
Inspirations

Inspirational Quotes: “Little as we know about the way in which we are affected by form, by color and light, we do know this: They have an actual physical effect.”  – Florence Nightingale No matter how busy we get, it is important to enjoy nature and to have rest and relaxation with good friends and […]

Hospitals, Kids and Color

Posted by on Jul 19, 2013 in Behind the Design
Hospitals, Kids and Color

It’s no surprise that kids crave color. But why? Ongoing psychological studies suggest that color selection can influence mood and behavior, stimulate the brain and body and even affect one’s health. Marilyn Read, an associate professor of design and human environment at Oregon State University, believes that children’s attraction to color in general goes far […]

Art and the Healthcare Experience Measured Results

Posted by on Jul 15, 2013 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
Art and the Healthcare Experience Measured Results

When caring artists and compassionate healthcare organizations join forces, the results cannot just be felt, they can be measured. The following charts portray information that was gathered from a study conducted at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center based in Atlantic County, NJ. Soon after the data was collected, the leadership at AtlantiCare decided to furnish a new seven-story […]