Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northern Nevada Is Hosting a Putt Putt Tournament and You’re Invited

Posted by on Sep 24, 2020 in About Marie Wikoff
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northern Nevada Is Hosting a Putt Putt Tournament and You’re Invited

Ready to get out and enjoy some family fun? I know I am! Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Northern Nevada is hosting a family fun fundraiser on Friday, October 9th at Wild Island Family Adventure in Sparks, Nevada. Proceeds from the event will help raise money for sick kids. It is open to the […]

Renown Caregivers Make a Wedding Dream Come True

Posted by on Sep 17, 2020 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
Renown Caregivers Make a Wedding Dream Come True

Each week, I spend time scrolling healthcare design related news, mostly for research and inspiration. This week, I came across the most touching article, and to think it happened in my very own community, I had to share. What’s more is the event took place at Fianna’s Healing Garden, which we featured on the WDS […]

Healthcare Design Magazine Offers A Series of Post COVID-19 Webinars Discussing Lessons Learned

Posted by on Sep 10, 2020 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
Healthcare Design Magazine Offers A Series of Post COVID-19 Webinars Discussing Lessons Learned

In response to the COVID-19 Crisis, healthcare designers come together in a series of webinars to discuss various topics relating to the built environment and how the lessons learned from COVID-19 will change the future landscape of design. The webinars are free to the public after registration. Below is the list of topics discussed. (source) […]

The New Kid-Friendly, Interactive Space at Renown Children’s Supports the Needs of Children

Posted by on Aug 26, 2020 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
The New Kid-Friendly, Interactive Space at Renown Children’s Supports the Needs of Children

We always like to highlight our local hospital, Renown’s news. Especially when the local community had a hand in it. Earlier this month, Renown Children’s became one of eight nationwide hospitals to provide children and parents with a Panda Cares® Center of Hope. The new, kid-friendly, interactive space in the Renown Children’s Specialty Center will […]

Special Beam Ceremony Represents a New Milestone In Pediatric Mental Health Project

Posted by on Aug 13, 2020 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
Special Beam Ceremony Represents a New Milestone In Pediatric Mental Health Project

Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters, located in Norfolk, Virginia, is the only freestanding children’s hospital in Virginia. The hospital treats infants, children, teens, and young adults aged 0–21. On August 11th, 2020, the hospital raised a special beam during a “topping off” ceremony to represent a new milestone in the pediatric mental health project […]

Biophilic Design Principles Provide Warmth and Familiarity to Maine Behavioral Healthcare Center of Autism and Developmental Disorders

Posted by on Aug 6, 2020 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
Biophilic Design Principles Provide Warmth and Familiarity to Maine Behavioral Healthcare Center of Autism and Developmental Disorders

Biophilia is important for our physical and mental well-being. If we are deprived of the ability to affiliate with nature, it does affect us. That is why the biophilic design featured chosen for Maine Behavioral Healthcare Center of Autism and Developmental Disorders is so important. Using biophilic design principles the facility will feature wood-look finishes, […]

The Role of Architecture and Design in Fighting COVID-19

Posted by on Jul 30, 2020 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
The Role of Architecture and Design in Fighting COVID-19

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has posed an unprecedented challenge to healthcare infrastructure around the world. Until we can better understand the virus’ pathways, we won’t be able to confidently redesign our existing spaces to adhere to new and higher standards of infection control guidelines. In the meantime, hospitals will continue to repurpose and convert their […]