Family Centered Care

Posted by on Sep 30, 2013 in Featured Artists and Inspirations

The following design is another great example of a refreshing solution to  healthcare’s specific design challenges…  Family-Centered Care. Seattle Children’s “Building Hope” project, completed in April 2013, includes a 330,000-square-foot expansion with a focus on family-centered care. Among desired outcomes for the project was a design that would eliminate waiting and maximize visibility. To that […]

Color Splash

Posted by on Sep 26, 2013 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
Color Splash

Several new thoughtful design approaches have emerged in Healthcare Architectural and Interior Design.   Each new approach stands out both for it’s form and function. In Healthcare design there are specific design challenges that must be addressed.  Things like patient comfort, family comfort, visibility and nurse and doctor mobility all need to be taken into […]

Latest Advances in Hospital Design: The New Parkland Hospital

Posted by on Aug 26, 2013 in Featured Artists and Inspirations

Last week  Healthcare Design Magazine, American Institute of Architects, Academy of Architecture for Health, and The Center for Healthcare Design hosted a conference in Dallas, bringing more than 125 architects, engineers and designers from around the country to learn about the latest advances in hospital design. Dallas was the chosen location because the conference hosts wanted to […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]