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, […]

Children’s Hospital Halloween

Posted by on Oct 31, 2013 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
Children’s Hospital Halloween

Childrens Hospitals are helping kids enjoy Halloween with the help and donations made by Spirit Halloween and those that shop there. Below is a great video on one such hospital that hosted a Halloween parade for over 60 kids.  Because many of the children are on restrictive diets and cannot eat candy, nurses treated them […]

Featured Inspiration

Posted by on Oct 15, 2013 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
Featured Inspiration

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia A pioneer in targeted cancer treatments, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia developed a new therapy for patients with relapsed cases of acute lymphoblastic leukemia. The hospital is also studying a way to treat certain types of lymphoma and neuroblastoma with a single pill. It offered the world’s first proton-beam therapy […]

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 […]