Design Can Reduce Staff Burnout

Posted by on Feb 8, 2019 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
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

Posted by on Jan 25, 2019 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
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

Posted by on Jan 18, 2019 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
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?

Posted by on Jan 11, 2019 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
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

Posted by on Jan 4, 2019 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
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 […]

Phase III Begins! Hospital de Cancer de Barretos, Children’s Hospital

Phase III Begins! Hospital de Cancer de Barretos, Children’s Hospital

Many of you know that one of my most cherished projects is the children’s hospital – Hospital de Cancer de Barretos located in SP Brazil. Phase I and II completed in 2012 and 2013. I’ve just learned that Phase III for a Bone Marrow Transplant Center is underway and I have been asked back. I’m […]

Award-Winning Pediatric Center Now Open

Posted by on Dec 7, 2018 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
Award-Winning Pediatric Center Now Open

Happy to announce that the award-winning pediatric center, Salah Foundation Children’s Hospital at Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has wrapped up a $27.5 million renovation and expansion project. The multiphased project, which began in 2015, renovated inpatient and outpatient areas in various pediatric units across the hospital, including the addition of 30 new private rooms in the […]