Award-Winning Pediatric Center Now Open

Award-Winning Pediatric Center Now Open

Happy to announce that the award-winning pediatric center, Salah Foundation Children’s Hospital at Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has wrapped up a $27.5 million renovation and expansion project. The multiphased project, which began in 2015, renovated inpatient and outpatient areas in various pediatric units across the hospital, including the addition of 30 new private rooms in the […]

Thoughtful Design Impacts a Patient’s Outcome

Posted by on Nov 30, 2018 in Behind the Design | No Comments
Thoughtful Design Impacts a Patient’s Outcome

Understanding how design can impact a patient’s outcome is the first step in achieving a thoughtful design approach that serves all stakeholders. Saturated with information and new ideas, Healthcare Professionals, Architects, and Designers are changing how we build for Mental Health. The Center for Health Design (CHD) Behavior Health Design held a conference last year where […]

Another Fabulous and Educational Conference Under My Belt :)

Posted by on Nov 16, 2018 in About Marie Wikoff | No Comments
Another Fabulous and Educational Conference Under My Belt :)

Last week I had the opportunity to attend the Healthcare Design Expo & Conference in Phoenix, Az. Over three thousand industry professionals attended the event. It was the ultimate networking, education, and product-sourcing experience. I was able to browse the Expo checking out hundreds of exhibitors showing the latest and greatest products. As a designer, I look […]

Furniture That Checks All the Boxes

Posted by on Nov 10, 2018 in Featured Projects | No Comments
Furniture That Checks All the Boxes

In Healthcare, seating is mostly used in waiting areas. The expectations of waiting room furniture for a healthcare environment have grown and manufacturers are doing a great job producing options that check all the boxes. Today, healthcare designers look to furniture to define a space, create comfortable environments for many types of visitors and stand up harsh […]

Bringing Joy to Healthcare Spaces

Bringing Joy to Healthcare Spaces

In this Q+A, Healthcare Design talks with Ingrid Fetell Lee, designer and founder of The Aesthetics of Joy, on how to bring joy to healthcare spaces. I loved reading this interview and encourage all designers to do so. We often think of joy as something intangible but research proves that the built environment can have a direct effect on our […]

An Interview with Alise Robles, this Year’s HCD Rising Star

An Interview with Alise Robles, this Year’s HCD Rising Star

Each year, Healthcare Design Magazine (HCD) awards exceptional healthcare designers an award for their outstanding achievements so far and what they plan to do in the future. The interview below is particularly interesting because Alise Robles, this year’s rising star winner has an interesting view on how outside players such as Amazon will get into […]

Building Patient Satisfaction by Improving the Physical Environment

Posted by on Oct 19, 2018 in Behind the Design | No Comments
Building Patient Satisfaction by Improving the Physical Environment

As noted in a recent report by the American Hospital Association (AHA) and its American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE), improving the patient experience through the health care physical environment means a better outcome for all the stakeholders involved. Caring staff, patient-centered operations and well-designed facilities work together to support an excellent patient experience, a […]