Encourage Playtime

Encourage Playtime

Playtime is an important part of healthy childhood development. It allows children to use their creativity while developing their imagination, dexterity, and physical, cognitive and emotional strength. That is why we as designers need to encourage playtime. In a recent post, Healthcare Design Magazine featured an article written by Mathew Hall. He writes about a […]

Questioning Healthcare Principles and Practices Drive Change

Posted by on Mar 22, 2019 in Behind the Design | No Comments
Questioning Healthcare Principles and Practices Drive Change

Healthcare principles and practices drive change when processes are questioned. New ideas are born because people in a built environment ask themselves, how can I make this better? The desire to improve processes revolutionize healthcare and make it better. Innovation such as that improves quality of care, creates more access, eliminates waste and ultimately lowers […]

Sierra Nevada ENT Project Complete

Sierra Nevada ENT Project Complete

Last summer, Carson City Mayor Bob Crowell broke ground with Sierra Nevada ENT for their new location on the Carson Tahoe Hospital medical campus. The new SN ENT main office location will be open mid-April 19 after their move-in. The new building, located at 1493 Medical Parkway allows Sierra Nevada ENT to expand their services […]

Disasters Will happen. Is Your Facility Ready?

Posted by on Mar 7, 2019 in Behind the Design | No Comments
Disasters Will happen. Is Your Facility Ready?

It seems every day, there is a new disaster. Whether it is a devastating storm or a terrorist attack, hospitals are on the front line when disaster strikes communities. Is your healthcare facility ready to withstand any unpredictable scenario? The first line of defense is an emergency preparedness plan. Complexity of the Unknown The hardest […]

Strategic Use of Color and Layout Merge Two Clinics

Strategic Use of Color and Layout Merge Two Clinics

A strategic use of color and layout bring two sister clinics together. In the photo shown here, the Capital Aesthetic and Laser Center becomes one with the Comprehensive Woundcare Services. Together, under one roof, the office in Washington, D.C. can share overhead, and collaborative work areas. Clinics are accounting for more and more of the […]

Three Steps to Create a Space That Is Efficient and Appealing

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Three Steps to Create a Space That Is Efficient and Appealing

Form & Function in Interior Design It is a well-known belief that in design, form should always follow function. That means the room needs to function first before it’s pretty. It’s human nature to be drawn to beautiful things but unless they serve a purpose you may not want to incorporate random, beautiful things into […]

Hello Care – Personalized Healthcare Delivery from AECOM

Hello Care – Personalized Healthcare Delivery from AECOM

Hello Care is a conceptual design that was unveiled at the Healthcare Design’s Breaking Through Conceptual Design Competition. It is a system of autonomous vehicles that brings care to patients, eliminating the need for a clinic or hospital visit. Inside the vehicle, a caregiver is virtually located next to the patient via a larger interactive […]