Hospital Administrators Look to Design Principles to Help Re-engineer the Customer/Patient Experience

Posted by on Dec 11, 2013 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
Hospital Administrators Look to Design Principles to Help Re-engineer the Customer/Patient Experience

Medical practitioners are starting to realize that better design can reduce anxiety, increase patient satisfaction, and even lead to better health outcomes. An article from Atlantic Magazine “The Art of Healing” cites how hospitals, doctor offices and clinics are taking cues from cutting edge retailers like Starbucks and Best Buy to redesign the patient experience. Medical practices, […]

How To Choose The Right Design Solution: Faux vs. Real

Posted by on Dec 6, 2013 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
How To Choose The Right Design Solution: Faux vs. Real

Hospitals recognize the therapeutic benefits of nature in the healing process.  That is one of the reasons why so many facilities are located on hilltops or in scenic areas.  Views and access to the outdoors has proved to help in the healing process. Recently, the Spaulding Hospital and design team had a tough decision to make…Faux […]

Children’s Hospital Celebrates Thanksgiving a Little Early

Posted by on Nov 27, 2013 in Featured Artists and Inspirations

Patients, families and staff came to celebrate at the annual Thanksgiving party sponsored by the Children’s Hospital University of Illinois. Read the full story here. “There’s great food, great joy and many, many hugs,” said pediatric oncologist Mary Lou Schmidt as she surveyed the lively scene around her last Saturday in Student Center West. About […]

Marie’s Inspirational Flash-Backs

Posted by on Nov 19, 2013 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
Marie’s Inspirational Flash-Backs

Healthcare design is a dynamic and constantly changing practice. The various ways design professionals approach and treat building design and healthcare design are evolving as quickly as ever, especially due to advances in Evidence Based Research which proves that a patient’s healing process and a caregiver’s quality of work are greatly impacted by the hospital […]

Summoning Nature for Healing

Posted by on Nov 14, 2013 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
Summoning Nature for Healing

More and more hospital administrators are realizing that certain design components can change the healthcare experience. One of these components is a healing garden.  It is not a new idea however, it is being implemented into healthcare design in refreshing, new ways. Overall, a healing garden offers relaxation and stress reduction.  It’s something we all know […]

Bringing Natural Elements Closer to Patients, Family, and Caregivers

Posted by on Nov 12, 2013 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
Bringing Natural Elements Closer to Patients, Family, and Caregivers

Stacked Sky Gardens: Several new thoughtful design approaches have emerged in healthcare architectural and interior design. Each approach stems from Evidence Based Research and stands out both for it’s form and function. Evidence Based Research has shown that exposure to daylight and nature accelerates patient’s  recovery time and increases productivity of physicians and caregivers. The following […]

Good Bye “Plunk Art.”

Posted by on Nov 7, 2013 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
Good Bye “Plunk Art.”

“Plunk Art” a term coined by a well respected design professional, defines “plunk art”  as a practice that occurs when a remodel or new design occurs without the art program in place as part of the original plan and design.  When that happens, the art becomes an afterthought in the overall design.   Janell Baglien, […]