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Nature’s Cure: How Biophilic Design Can Enhance Healing

The typical approach to architectural design tends to silo building and landscape architecture, treating the two as separate entities. Over time, this dissociation in design has negatively impacted both humans and the natural environment. In the healthcare field, the latest technological advances in medicine are often the innovations which receive the greatest amount of attention. Read More …

Planning: Integrating Keystone Experiences Into Holistic Design

Healthcare facility planning often focuses on programming, operations and patient safety as planners benchmark metrics to improve workflows and clinical outcomes. Rarely do patients’ emotions enter the planning equation. Yet a growing emphasis on wellness and the patient experience is adding new dimensions to the planning process as research links design to emotional well-being and clinical outcomes. Read More …

Meeting the Needs of Pediatric Patients, Visitors and Staff

Children have a unique, personal way of looking at the world around them. This is especially true when confronted with health problems and unfamiliar surroundings. There is never a better time to provide a solid support system as evidenced by implementing the concepts of family centered design. Read More …

Interior Essentials for Creating Healthcare Spaces in Harmony With Occupants

Healthcare systems are focusing on the “best patient experience” as one of their top priorities when designing facilities. This focus on the patient is applied in healthcare environments in order to satisfy the needs of patients away from the comfort and convenience of their own homes, and to provide a higher quality of care. Read More …

Off-Campus Retrofits + The Superior Patient Experience

We are in the midst of a paradigm shift in healthcare delivery. Hospitals continue to see patients with increased acuity, and outpatient services are being located in more convenient, less foreboding structures, closer to their homes. Moving outpatient services off campus to an ambulatory care center within a community has many benefits. Read More …

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