Strategic Use of Color and Layout Merge Two Clinics

Strategic Use of Color and Layout Merge Two Clinics

A strategic use of color and layout bring two sister clinics together. In the photo shown here, the Capital Aesthetic and Laser Center becomes one with the Comprehensive Woundcare Services. Together, under one roof, the office in Washington, D.C. can share overhead, and collaborative work areas. Clinics are accounting for more and more of the […]

Hello Care – Personalized Healthcare Delivery from AECOM

Hello Care – Personalized Healthcare Delivery from AECOM

Hello Care is a conceptual design that was unveiled at the Healthcare Design’s Breaking Through Conceptual Design Competition. It is a system of autonomous vehicles that brings care to patients, eliminating the need for a clinic or hospital visit. Inside the vehicle, a caregiver is virtually located next to the patient via a larger interactive […]

Design Can Reduce Staff Burnout

Design Can Reduce Staff Burnout

Thomas Knittel, a design principal at HDR’s  Seattle’s office shares his thoughts on the ability of design to reduce staff burnout. His perspective is thoughtful and I agree with him. Healthcare designers have a real opportunity to improve health outcomes for staff and other healthcare providers. Burnout, It’s an Epidemic Medscape’s “Lifestyle Report 2017” found […]

Singapore Hospital Wins Sustainable Design Excellence Award

Singapore Hospital Wins Sustainable Design Excellence Award

Each year, ten innovative projects earn the prize for setting the standard in design and sustainability. The COTE American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment awards the Top Ten annually. It is the industry’s best-known awards program for sustainable design excellence. In 2017, Ng Teng Fong General Hospital and Jurong Community Hospital received the coveted […]

House of Glass – A Perfect Example of Using Daylight in a Healthcare Environment

House of Glass – A Perfect Example of Using Daylight in a Healthcare Environment

Daylighting is a key element in any healthcare design project. It provides views, fresh air and of course the healing rays of sunshine. The House Of Glass: The Chihuly Sanctuary At The Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center project was recently featured in Healthcare Design Magazine and is a perfect example of using abundant views, […]

Have You Heard About Minute Clinics and CVS’s Deal with Aetna?

Have You Heard About Minute Clinics and CVS’s Deal with Aetna?

As a healthcare designer, one of my jobs is to assist in the implementation of new concepts and innovative ideas that improve the healthcare environment. That is why I’m excited about the Minute Clinics and the new programs that are already in healthcare industry pipeline. Minute Clinics Minute Clinics are the walk-in clinics from CVS. […]

Healing Spaces for Kids

Healing Spaces for Kids

Dan Scher, the VP of Planning, Design and Construction at Medxcel recently offered his advice on creating a safe, engaging, healing environment for kids. One of the most important points he makes is about the investment and the budget. Scher offers advice on how to design a space that attends to the needs of young […]