Creative Healthcare Delivery

Posted by on Jan 12, 2020 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
Creative Healthcare Delivery

What happens when the mission is: Creative healthcare delivery and a focus on the mind, body, and spirit? The new Inova Sports Medicine complex. The facility featured here is a non-clinical space with larger-than-life performance graphics, views of an outdoor sports field and bold fabrics reflective of sports team uniforms and logos that ad focal points […]

Memorable Care – Healthcare Design Techniques That Cater to the Growing Population with Dementia or Alzheimer’s

Memorable Care – Healthcare Design Techniques That Cater to the Growing Population with Dementia or Alzheimer’s

Seniors with dementia or Alzheimer’s are a growing part of the patient population. There are a number of concepts and recommendations to help healthcare designers make them feel at ease. These measures can also help improve designs of more general healthcare facilities. A Look at Today’s Population To understand how vast the need is, take […]

Looking for a Charity to Support? Ronald McDonald House Is A Great One

Looking for a Charity to Support? Ronald McDonald House Is A Great One

The spirit of giving touches people most this time of year. If you are looking for a charity to support, the local Ronald McDonald House is a great one and very close to my heart. The Reno Ronald McDonald House opened in 1987. The House welcomes families living more than 30 miles away from Reno […]

The Importance of Art in Healthcare Design

Posted by on Dec 13, 2019 in Behind the Design
The Importance of Art in Healthcare Design

When it comes to healthcare design, art can make all the difference. Normally when one thinks of a hospital, thoughts of sterile hallways and cold floors come to mind. This has led to a reputation that medical facilities are foreign and alienating. Artwork is one way of improving this image. But art has more to offer […]

Acoustics in Healthcare Design

Posted by on Dec 5, 2019 in Behind the Design
Acoustics in Healthcare Design

Hospitals are noisy and bustling with activity. One of the most frequent complaints that patients have while in the hospital are noise levels, according to a survey by HCAHPS. Unwanted noise can increase patient stress levels, heart rate, blood pressure, and have a deleterious impact on their health.   A study from AECOM showed that when patients are exposed to unwanted noise, […]

A Deep Understanding of Customers Moves Healthcare Forward

Posted by on Nov 25, 2019 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
A Deep Understanding of Customers Moves Healthcare Forward

There is no question about it. Our market is fast-paced and things are only starting to move faster. The collection of data and it’s insights are helping companies identify problems, needs, and gaps in the product and service market. The healthcare industry is no different. In an evolving market, healthcare organizations need to go beyond […]

Choosing the Right Materials for Healthcare Facilities

Posted by on Nov 16, 2019 in Behind the Design
Choosing the Right Materials for Healthcare Facilities

One of the most challenging aspects of healthcare design is choosing the right materials for medical facilities. There are a multitude of factors to consider. Should the interior designers select a material that is easily cleaned, or should the designer instead choose a material that is more aesthetically pleasing? This article presents several factors healthcare interior […]