UCSD Brings Santa to Help Spread Christmas Cheer to the Hospital

The following post highlight comes from Kenny Goldberg at KPBS.org. To read the whole story, click here. Like other parents with babies in the NICU, Ana Perez couldn’t take her daughter to visit Santa. So UCSD brought Santa to the unit. Nurse Manager Jan Herbert said he took a picture with every family. “It brings a smile […]

New Trend Has Patients Ruling in Healthcare Design

Posted by on Dec 19, 2014 in In the Media | No Comments

It appears that one of the unintended changes of the ACA (Affordable Care Act) is elevating healthcare design to increase a patient’s satisfaction and therefore, experience.  This is based upon healthcare providers being reimbursed for outcomes instead of services provided.  It has been proven that if a patient is more satisfied with his healthcare, the […]

Fighting the Fight In Comfort

  It’s the news no one wants to hear. The dreaded “Big C … Cancer”. It comes in all forms and doesn’t discriminate. Young, old and everyone in between face it on a daily basis. The treatment that we most often hear about is radiation and chemotherapy. The facilities of the past have always left […]

Healthcare Design Magazine Podcast: 3 Design Ideas That Are Transforming Emergency Departments

The podcast comes from HealthcareDesignMagazine.com. Listen below or visit HealthcareDesignMagazine.com. Emergency Department Designs are Evolving In this Healthcare Design podcast, Jeff Brand, design principal at Perkins Eastman, Jon Summers, principal, BRG3S Architects, and Craig Pickerel, project manager and architect at SSOE Group, discuss the trends they’re seeing and some of the design strategies they’re putting […]

Health Advocacy Through Design

As healthcare design specialists, we strive to create environments where the best treatment can be given and received. Evidence Based Design Research has proven that natural, clean, well lit environments help heal the sick, calm the friends and families of patients and help caregivers perform their best. Certain design techniques, such as art may be implemented into […]

Sleek and Modern | Healthcare Design

The photos featured here came from a group/team of designers who performed work outside of the united states.  Healthcare Facilities Magazine author Amy Eagled featured several world-wide projects that included United States Design firms such as Will + Perkins,  HKS Inc., and RTKL. The original post may be seen in it’s entirety here.   The Royal […]

Healthcare Design: Create a Warm Inviting Space For the Holidays

Posted by on Nov 18, 2014 in Behind the Design | No Comments

Holiday decorations in hospitals can be tricky because most common decorations are not suitable for use in a Licensed Care Facility and could could result in a citation from surveyors. Natural cut Christmas trees, boughs and paper tree ornaments are a fire hazard and are prohibited. Hanging decorations must be flame-resistant and hung in a way […]