Lighting In An Intensive Care Unit Patient Room Plays A Role In Quality of Care, Safety, Sustainability, and Patient Comfort

Posted by on Feb 11, 2021 in Behind the Design
Lighting In An Intensive Care Unit Patient Room Plays  A Role In Quality of Care, Safety, Sustainability, and Patient Comfort

Intensive care unit (ICU) patient rooms serve critically ill patients. With requirements for close monitoring and observation, as well as specialized equipment and technology, the physical environment can be frightening for families and requires special considerations to optimize staff efficiency, promote quality care and safety of patients, and support loved ones. Lighting in an ICU […]

Materials and Finishes Invite Young Patients to Relax and Play

Posted by on Feb 4, 2021 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
Materials and Finishes Invite Young Patients to Relax and Play

Children sometimes require special help as they grow and develop. The Outpatient Pediatric Rehabilitation Clinic was designed to do just that. They provide expert help to children ranging from newborns through age 16 for physical, sensory, motor, language, and cognitive disorders or developmental delays. These services are offered at the new Erie Medical Center. (source) […]

Patient Experience Surveys Guide Change, Like Access to Care

Posted by on Jan 28, 2021 in Behind the Design
Patient Experience Surveys Guide Change, Like Access to Care

Patient Experience Surveys guide change in healthcare design. They have become so important that it is now one of the first steps administrators and designers take when beginning a renovation or a new project. Asking patients the question “How can we make this better?” drives change in processes and design in healthcare. The steps taken […]

Meet Healthcare Design’s Breaking Through Finalist – SmithGroup, Who Used Existing Infrastructure to Solve A Problem In Healthcare

Posted by on Jan 21, 2021 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
Meet Healthcare Design’s Breaking Through Finalist – SmithGroup, Who Used Existing Infrastructure to Solve A Problem In Healthcare

Meet Healthcare Design’s Breaking Through finalist, SmithGroup, who used existing infrastructure to solve a problem in healthcare. Breaking Through 2020 is a conceptual design competition focused on imagination and innovation. As part of the 2020 HCD Virtual event, Healthcare Design hosted the second installment of its Breaking Through conceptual design competition, which encourages innovation by asking participants to solve […]

Samuel Oschin Cancer Center at Cedars-Sinai Uses Neighborhood Concept to Build a Community for Patients

Posted by on Jan 14, 2021 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
Samuel Oschin Cancer Center at Cedars-Sinai Uses Neighborhood Concept to Build a Community for Patients

In the recent relocation and redesign of Samuel Oschin Cancer Center located in Cedars-Sinai, the building and design team used a Neighborhood concept to build a community for patients. The result is a modern space that groups like-cancer services together. This means patients can occupy the same waiting rooms and clinical exam rooms without traveling […]

Light-Filled Family Area Provides Respite at Doylestown Hospital

Posted by on Jan 8, 2021 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
Light-Filled Family Area Provides Respite at Doylestown Hospital

Doylestown Health is a leader in heart and vascular care. They are the only Community Hospital in PA to be recognized as one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by IBM Watson Health. (source) Many patients have benefitted from life-saving care offered by Doylestown Health’s Heart and Vascular Center. Their patient experience is further […]

Happy Holidays from WDS!

Posted by on Dec 18, 2020 in About Marie Wikoff
Happy Holidays from WDS!

Holiday greetings from Wikoff Design Studio!! The year 2020 has been one for the books, there is no doubt. I am looking forward to this holiday season more than in prior years. Even though it looks and feels different, one thing is constant. Goodwill and resiliency abound! I’ve experienced firsthand the community outpouring for many […]