Architecture Shaping the Behavioral Healthcare Environment of Care

Posted by Guest Contributor on Feb 02, 2019

I was introduced to healthcare architecture while contributing to the completion of a new adult inpatient behavioral center that redefined how a patient’s environment of care can enhance their.....READ MORE

Topics: Healing Environment, Behavioral Health Design

Four Parts of the Pediatric Inpatient Unit of the Future: Part 2

Posted by Lisa Lipschutz on Apr 19, 2017

As mentioned in Part I of my Pediatric Patient Room of the Future blog, the patient and their families, as well as the potential of rapidly-changing technology, dictates that flexibility in all.....READ MORE

Topics: Pediatrics, Healing Environment, inpatient

Home is Where the Art is: Incorporating Art in Healthcare Facilities

Posted by Guest Contributor on Aug 07, 2015

Relaxing. Soothing. Welcoming. These words are more often used to describe an ideal home than they are a hospital. However, when you are tasked with designing a long-term healthcare facility, with...


Topics: Art and Healthcare, Patient Environment, Healing Environment

EcoTherapy and its Positive Effects on Healing Environments

Posted by Kent Doss on Jun 18, 2015

Imagine what it would have been like to be hospitalized 200 years ago…you were probably in a dimly lit, poorly ventilated ward with dozens of other patients…you would have been exposed to all manner...


Topics: ecotherapy, Healing Environment

Design Creativity in Lean and Six Sigma Methodologies

Posted by Guest Contributor on Oct 17, 2014

On the surface, the notion of design creativity seems diametrically opposed to the systematic rigor in Lean and Six Sigma. However, a deeper look at design creativity or the creation of design,.....READ MORE

Topics: Continuous Improvement, Healing Environment, Lean Design, Design Approach, Lean Six Sigma

The Healing Power of Art

Posted by Pat Malick on Jun 27, 2014

Featured in Medical Construction + Design, June 19, 2014.
Environments have the power to set our expectations, lift our spirits and inspire hope.  The design of the interior environment can...

Topics: Art and Healthcare, Healing Environment, healing garden

The Emphasis on Women’s Health in Today’s World

Posted by Lisa Lipschutz on Feb 18, 2014

Women’s health matters and the facilities that support the delivery of women’s services impact the care and results. I have a passion for women’s health having worked on the majority of Array’s.....READ MORE

Topics: Pediatrics, Healthcare Design, Continuous Improvement, Healthcare, Advisory Services, Healing Environment, womens healthcare

Creating Flexibility and Durability for Behavioral Health

Posted by Guest Contributor on Dec 13, 2013

Published in Behavioral Healthcare, December 2013

For healthcare facility designers, flexibility has become a driving demand.Healthcare leaders find it hard to predict, with the coming changes in.....READ MORE

Topics: Architecture, Healthcare Design, Interior Design, Continuous Improvement, Healthcare, Healing Environment, Behavioral Health Design

Comforts of Home: Furnishing a Health Care Setting

Posted by Pat Malick on Nov 01, 2013

Published by Healthcare Construction + Operations, October 2013

In every space people use, furniture is needed and creates an impression. For a space to be functional as well as healing, furniture.....READ MORE

Topics: furniture, Healthcare Design, Interior Design, Affordable Care Act (ACA), Continuous Improvement, Advisory Services, Healing Environment

A Salutogenic Approach to Designing Behavioral Health Facilities

Posted by Guest Contributor on Sep 23, 2013

Salutogenesis is a term coined by Aaron Antonovsky, a professor of medical sociology and is derived from a mix of Greek and Latin that roughly translates to “health origins” and describes an.....READ MORE

Topics: Planning, Architecture, Healthcare Design, Continuous Improvement, Healing Environment, Behavioral Health Design

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