Top Five Healthcare Design Takeaways Of 2013

Posted by on Dec 30, 2013 in Behind the Design
Top Five Healthcare Design Takeaways Of 2013

This year Healthcare Design introduced a new series called Take Five, inviting healthcare design professionals to voice their opinions and share what was on their minds and why.  Below is a recap of the top five issues that were brought up by industry leaders. Contributors shared on a range of topics, from technology and Lean to healthcare […]

Promote a Quieter, More Restful Healing Environment

Posted by on Dec 18, 2013 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
Promote a Quieter, More Restful Healing Environment

Research has shown how important sleep is to mental and physical health, and that a peaceful environment is important to the healing process. Patients struggle with disturbances in hospitals every day, from overhead announcements, hallway conversations, and infuser pump alarms to squeaking wheels on rolling trays.  Noise not only disrupts patient healing, it is also a common source of […]

Hospital Administrators Look to Design Principles to Help Re-engineer the Customer/Patient Experience

Posted by on Dec 11, 2013 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
Hospital Administrators Look to Design Principles to Help Re-engineer the Customer/Patient Experience

Medical practitioners are starting to realize that better design can reduce anxiety, increase patient satisfaction, and even lead to better health outcomes. An article from Atlantic Magazine “The Art of Healing” cites how hospitals, doctor offices and clinics are taking cues from cutting edge retailers like Starbucks and Best Buy to redesign the patient experience. Medical practices, […]

How To Choose The Right Design Solution: Faux vs. Real

Posted by on Dec 6, 2013 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
How To Choose The Right Design Solution: Faux vs. Real

Hospitals recognize the therapeutic benefits of nature in the healing process.  That is one of the reasons why so many facilities are located on hilltops or in scenic areas.  Views and access to the outdoors has proved to help in the healing process. Recently, the Spaulding Hospital and design team had a tough decision to make…Faux […]

Children’s Hospital Celebrates Thanksgiving a Little Early

Posted by on Nov 27, 2013 in Featured Artists and Inspirations

Patients, families and staff came to celebrate at the annual Thanksgiving party sponsored by the Children’s Hospital University of Illinois. Read the full story here. “There’s great food, great joy and many, many hugs,” said pediatric oncologist Mary Lou Schmidt as she surveyed the lively scene around her last Saturday in Student Center West. About […]

Marie’s Inspirational Flash-Backs

Posted by on Nov 19, 2013 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
Marie’s Inspirational Flash-Backs

Healthcare design is a dynamic and constantly changing practice. The various ways design professionals approach and treat building design and healthcare design are evolving as quickly as ever, especially due to advances in Evidence Based Research which proves that a patient’s healing process and a caregiver’s quality of work are greatly impacted by the hospital […]

Summoning Nature for Healing

Posted by on Nov 14, 2013 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
Summoning Nature for Healing

More and more hospital administrators are realizing that certain design components can change the healthcare experience. One of these components is a healing garden.  It is not a new idea however, it is being implemented into healthcare design in refreshing, new ways. Overall, a healing garden offers relaxation and stress reduction.  It’s something we all know […]