Take A Creative Approach to Healthcare Design Because Logic Doesn’t Always Prevail When it Comes to Our Health

Posted by on Sep 11, 2019 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
Take A Creative Approach to Healthcare Design Because Logic Doesn’t Always Prevail When it Comes to Our Health

Today I was reading an interview on HealthcareDesignMagazine.com between the Executive Editor Anne DiNardo and healthcare design professional Steven Merahn. One of the ideas shared was ‘Logic doesn’t always prevail when it comes to our health.’ I love that Steven Merahn brought this up because it’s so true. In his words, healthcare or the act […]

Biophilic Design Example – The Phillips Family Cancer Center

Posted by on Sep 5, 2019 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
Biophilic Design Example – The Phillips Family Cancer Center

Biophilia is the urge or desire to affiliate with life. The desire to connect with nature is innate and doing so can assist in healing and mental wellness. However, the majority of people today spend 90% of their time indoors. Biophilic design helps by bringing the healing elements of nature indoors. The Phillips Family Cancer […]

It’s Busy in Here and I Need to Chart. Where Do I Go?

It’s Busy in Here and I Need to Chart. Where Do I Go?

Needing a place to chart or a private place to have a difficult conversation with a patient’s family is harder than you would think in many hospitals. A frequent complaint of medical staff is that medical facilities are often crowded and there’s competition for open spaces, offices and conference rooms. Part of the reason for […]

Design That Answers the Call

Posted by on Aug 2, 2019 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
Design That Answers the Call

The design shared here is truly inspired and provides the perfect example of how healthcare environments can support the journey of patients and their needs by offering a thoughtful design that answers the call. The Santos Family At the age of 2, Isabella Santos was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a rare and deadly cancer that affects […]

Sneak Peek of the ROCK – A Non-Institutional Environment Built to Tackle Mental Health Issues

Posted by on Jul 11, 2019 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
Sneak Peek of the ROCK – A Non-Institutional Environment Built to Tackle Mental Health Issues

The renderings shown here offer a sneak peek of the reimagined Reach Out Centre for Kids (ROCK). The new design provides a non-institutional environment for kids tackling mental health issues. Originally built in 1992, ROCK started out serving 400 children per year, but in the last 10 years has seen a drastic rise in demand […]

Designing Without a Window

Designing Without a Window

Healthcare Designers like windows because they offer healing daylight, views and they help create a warm, welcoming environment. However, the reality is that some hospital rooms don’t have windows because of how they are situated or because the operating equipment won’t allow it. Whatever the case, you can design without a window using Sky Factory […]

An Environment that Conveys Passion

Posted by on May 10, 2019 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
An Environment that Conveys Passion

In Chicago, Illinois, there is a stellar example of patient-centered design. That example is the Northwestern Memorial Hospital, particularly it’s emergency department (ED). The ED recently underwent a renovation done by HKS, a world-renown company well known for their architects and interior design team. The renovation resulted in an emergency department that puts patient experience […]