Choosing The Right Doors for Hospital Design

Posted by on May 1, 2020 in Behind the Design
Choosing The Right Doors for Hospital Design

Doors in the hospital setting are more important than you might think. They offer security, privacy, and can incorporate germ-fighting properties in both the material, handles, and swing. Beyond that, doors are the gateway into the hospital and all of its areas. Which means it will be the first experience and opportunity to make a […]

Sending Love

Sending Love

Sending love to all the children at the Children’s Cancer Hospital in Brazil. Seven years ago I was given the opportunity to be the interior designer for a special children’s hospital. I chose these art installations because they are colorful, imaginative and represent everything I want for the children. Hearts symbolize physical and spiritual well-being. […]

The Center For Health Design Offers Free Infection Control Toolbox

Posted by on Mar 20, 2020 in Behind the Design
The Center For Health Design Offers Free Infection Control Toolbox

During the COVID-19 crisis, the Center for Health Design is providing its Infection Control toolbox, which is normally available only to members, free of charge. The toolbox includes hundreds of resources including design strategies, recommended tools, research literature, briefs, webinars, interviews with industry experts, and case studies. The toolbox contains a curated selection of evidence-based strategies […]

A Healthcare Facility Designed To Serve

Posted by on Mar 14, 2020 in Behind the Design
A Healthcare Facility Designed To Serve

Nationwide, hospitals are preparing for local and regional outbreaks of COVID-19. Renown, one of Reno’s local hospitals is no different. They recently set up a treatment tent near the ER to screen patients for respiratory illnesses such as COVID-19. As a healthcare designer, situations like this are a perfect reminder that our number one duty […]

Eco-Friendly Interior Finishes and Other Green Solutions for Healthcare Facilities

Posted by on Mar 5, 2020 in Behind the Design
Eco-Friendly Interior Finishes and Other Green Solutions for Healthcare Facilities

To put it bluntly, the healthcare industry as a whole produces a lot of waste. Going green isn’t just a fad, it’s necessary for the industry’s sustainability. Luckily, there are many green technologies and methods available now that can be implemented to reduce waste. Some of the techniques, discussed here can be implemented in the […]

Designing Hospitals with Security and Safety in Mind

Posted by on Feb 29, 2020 in Behind the Design
Designing Hospitals with Security and Safety in Mind

Hospitals are places of health and restoration. Fostering an environment where patients and staff feel welcome and safe will facilitate the healing process. In 2018, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics found that the healthcare and social assistance sector had more occupational injuries compared to all other sectors of the economy. Designing Hospitals with security […]

Healthcare Design Trends to Watch for in the New Decade

Posted by on Feb 7, 2020 in Behind the Design
Healthcare Design Trends to Watch for in the New Decade

So what does the future hold for the healthcare design industry? Here are the top three trends to watch for in the next 10 years. 1. The experience of receiving healthcare will be more engaging Medical facilities of the future will engage patients more actively. No longer will patients be told to sit in a […]