Building Patient Satisfaction by Improving the Physical Environment

Posted by on Oct 19, 2018 in Behind the Design
Building Patient Satisfaction by Improving the Physical Environment

As noted in a recent report by the American Hospital Association (AHA) and its American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE), improving the patient experience through the health care physical environment means a better outcome for all the stakeholders involved. Caring staff, patient-centered operations and well-designed facilities work together to support an excellent patient experience, a […]

The Physical Work Environment Affects Nurses’ Ability To Do Their Jobs Effectively and Efficiently

Posted by on Sep 13, 2018 in Behind the Design
The Physical Work Environment Affects Nurses’ Ability To Do Their Jobs Effectively and Efficiently

The physical work environment in hospitals affects nurses’ job satisfaction, with implications for patient outcomes, and healthcare costs. Therefore, investing in improving nurses’ work environments is extremely worthwhile. Job Satisfaction Pays Off Job satisfaction is an important predictor of registered nurses’ (RNs) job turnover, patient satisfaction, and nurse-sensitive patient outcomes (including pressure ulcers and falls), which […]

Two Is Better Than One – Just Ask the Patients and Staff at Carson Dermatology

Posted by on Aug 24, 2018 in Behind the Design, Featured Projects
Two Is Better Than One – Just Ask the Patients and Staff at Carson Dermatology

When two people get together, sometimes it just clicks. That is true with Marie Wikoff and Dewitt Jones. Their professional collaboration over the past few years has proved to be a win-win for all. For the last 3 years, Marie Wikoff of Wikoff Design Studio and Dewitt Jones of Healing Images have formed a two-way […]

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 […]

Innovation in Healthcare – Why It’s so Important

Posted by on Dec 8, 2017 in Behind the Design
Innovation in Healthcare – Why It’s so Important

New ideas lead to new process that revolutionize daily life and make it better. Innovation in healthcare is very important because it improves quality of care, creates more access, eliminates waste and ultimately lowers costs. As healthcare organizations face unprecedented operational challenges, generating and implementing new ideas and processes is important. But, how do hospitals do it? Texas […]

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 […]

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 […]