Successful healthcare facilities are looking to expert interior designers to help make more efficient use of existing resources that encompass every facet of healing.
There are many benefits to a well-designed facility. The obvious ones are:
1) Speeding up the healing process. Designs that use plenty of light and art work have been proven to further aid patients in the healing process.
2) Providing a comfortable, nurturing environment for patients’ friends and family. Use of space and furniture will create a feeling of privacy and help families feel more at home.
3) Assist staff so that they have the tools needed to deliver the best care. Decentralized nursing stations keep the nurses from double-backing between patients’ rooms and allows patients more privacy.
The image shown here is from Stanislaus County Psychiatric Health Facility. It was designed by Marie Wikoff of Wikoff Design Studio.
The 18 bed behavioral health facility located in Ceres, CA provides a home-like environment for its guests. Completed in 2014, the Wikoff team provided the following services:
- Interior Design
- Space Planning
- Construction Documents
- Lighting Design
- Construction Administration