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Biophilic Design and a Positive Patient Experience

Positive patient and caregiver experiences are key considerations when designing any healthcare space. That’s why patient comfort and confidence were prioritized when designing for The Mild Cognitive Impairment Empowerment Program at the Emory Brain Health Center.

Numerous publications on biophilic design show the benefits to those who live, work and heal in those spaces. The Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) Empowerment Program (MCIEP) aims to support individuals experiencing early declines in memory, a condition that impacts nearly one out of every five Americans over the age of 65. Generous support from the James M. Cox Foundation and Cox Enterprises allowed the Emory Brain Health Center and the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Institute for People and Technology to create a space for the MCIEP that fosters patient comfort and independence while also offering flexibility for various studies, patient activities and other uses. With these priorities in mind, the MCIEP design team selected Interface flooring for its biophilic design properties and Evidence Based Design (EBD) performance characteristics that support the program’s mission.

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Posted September 30, 2021

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