Patient And Family Experience: It’s Personal

Posted by on Jan 15, 2014 in Featured Artists and Inspirations | No Comments
Patient And Family Experience: It’s Personal

The following article is a re-post written by Sheila Cahnman and was featured in Healthcare Design Magazine.  Cahnman is a key leader for development, strategy, and growth of  a distinguished healthcare design practice, both nationally and internationally. I decided to re-post her article because her experience is worth reading.  In the following article she explains how […]

Transforming Illness with Creativity

Posted by on Jan 7, 2014 in Featured Artists and Inspirations | No Comments
Transforming Illness with Creativity

The following post features artist Elizabeth Jameson’s work and artist overview with a link to an indepth artist interview.  Jameson  has used art as an empowering process in her journey with Multiple Sclerosis.  Overview Elizabeth Jameson  is an artist whose work  explores the beauty and complexity of the brain. Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1992, she turned […]

Promote a Quieter, More Restful Healing Environment

Posted by on Dec 18, 2013 in Featured Artists and Inspirations | No Comments
Promote a Quieter, More Restful Healing Environment

Research has shown how important sleep is to mental and physical health, and that a peaceful environment is important to the healing process. Patients struggle with disturbances in hospitals every day, from overhead announcements, hallway conversations, and infuser pump alarms to squeaking wheels on rolling trays.  Noise not only disrupts patient healing, it is also a common source of […]

Hospital Administrators Look to Design Principles to Help Re-engineer the Customer/Patient Experience

Posted by on Dec 11, 2013 in Featured Artists and Inspirations | No Comments
Hospital Administrators Look to Design Principles to Help Re-engineer the Customer/Patient Experience

Medical practitioners are starting to realize that better design can reduce anxiety, increase patient satisfaction, and even lead to better health outcomes. An article from Atlantic Magazine “The Art of Healing” cites how hospitals, doctor offices and clinics are taking cues from cutting edge retailers like Starbucks and Best Buy to redesign the patient experience. Medical practices, […]

How To Choose The Right Design Solution: Faux vs. Real

Posted by on Dec 6, 2013 in Featured Artists and Inspirations | No Comments
How To Choose The Right Design Solution: Faux vs. Real

Hospitals recognize the therapeutic benefits of nature in the healing process.  That is one of the reasons why so many facilities are located on hilltops or in scenic areas.  Views and access to the outdoors has proved to help in the healing process. Recently, the Spaulding Hospital and design team had a tough decision to make…Faux […]

Children’s Hospital Celebrates Thanksgiving a Little Early

Posted by on Nov 27, 2013 in Featured Artists and Inspirations | No Comments

Patients, families and staff came to celebrate at the annual Thanksgiving party sponsored by the Children’s Hospital University of Illinois. Read the full story here. “There’s great food, great joy and many, many hugs,” said pediatric oncologist Mary Lou Schmidt as she surveyed the lively scene around her last Saturday in Student Center West. About […]

Marie’s Inspirational Flash-Backs

Posted by on Nov 19, 2013 in Featured Artists and Inspirations | No Comments
Marie’s Inspirational Flash-Backs

Healthcare design is a dynamic and constantly changing practice. The various ways design professionals approach and treat building design and healthcare design are evolving as quickly as ever, especially due to advances in Evidence Based Research which proves that a patient’s healing process and a caregiver’s quality of work are greatly impacted by the hospital […]