Disasters Will happen. Is Your Facility Ready?

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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 […]

Three Steps to Create a Space That Is Efficient and Appealing

Posted by on Feb 22, 2019 in Behind the Design | No Comments
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 […]

Nature Is a Universally Appealing Subject Which Is Why Biophilic Design Works so Well in Healthcare

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Nature Is a Universally Appealing Subject Which Is Why Biophilic Design Works so Well in Healthcare

Nature is a universally appealing subject that is not influenced by individual artistic tastes. That is why design inspired by nature or biophilic design works so well in the healthcare environment. Biophilic Design Interior Design that is inspired by the local environment, is called biophilic design. Biophilic design brings the natural invornment inside and helps […]

Thoughtful Design Impacts a Patient’s Outcome

Posted by on Nov 30, 2018 in Behind the Design | No Comments
Thoughtful Design Impacts a Patient’s Outcome

Understanding how design can impact a patient’s outcome is the first step in achieving a thoughtful design approach that serves all stakeholders. Saturated with information and new ideas, Healthcare Professionals, Architects, and Designers are changing how we build for Mental Health. The Center for Health Design (CHD) Behavior Health Design held a conference last year where […]

Building Patient Satisfaction by Improving the Physical Environment

Posted by on Oct 19, 2018 in Behind the Design | No Comments
Building Patient Satisfaction by Improving the Physical Environment

As noted in a recent report by the American Hospital Association (AHA) and its American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE), improving the patient experience through the health care physical environment means a better outcome for all the stakeholders involved. Caring staff, patient-centered operations and well-designed facilities work together to support an excellent patient experience, a […]

The Physical Work Environment Affects Nurses’ Ability To Do Their Jobs Effectively and Efficiently

Posted by on Sep 13, 2018 in Behind the Design | No Comments
The Physical Work Environment Affects Nurses’ Ability To Do Their Jobs Effectively and Efficiently

The physical work environment in hospitals affects nurses’ job satisfaction, with implications for patient outcomes, and healthcare costs. Therefore, investing in improving nurses’ work environments is extremely worthwhile. Job Satisfaction Pays Off Job satisfaction is an important predictor of registered nurses’ (RNs) job turnover, patient satisfaction, and nurse-sensitive patient outcomes (including pressure ulcers and falls), which […]

Two Is Better Than One – Just Ask the Patients and Staff at Carson Dermatology

Two Is Better Than One – Just Ask the Patients and Staff at Carson Dermatology

When two people get together, sometimes it just clicks. That is true with Marie Wikoff and Dewitt Jones. Their professional collaboration over the past few years has proved to be a win-win for all. For the last 3 years, Marie Wikoff of Wikoff Design Studio and Dewitt Jones of Healing Images have formed a two-way […]