The use of art to positively impact patient outcomes is nothing new. However, The National Endowment for the Arts and the Society for Arts In Healthcare have taken arts initiatives one step further to further improve the healing process in hospitals, nursing homes, senior centers, hospices, and other entities within the medical community.
Mountain States Health Alliance DBA Johnson City Medical found that rubber flooring helped mitigate many of the concerns of choosing building materials for OR environments. Learn how the facility sustains the daily rigors of the operating room: high traffic, heavy tables, microscopes and high-stain chemicals such as methylene blue and betadine.
Who knew that something as simple as placing a plant on your desk could significantly lower stress at the office? Forbes.com compiles a list of nine suggestions you can easily integrate into your workspace to reduce office-induced stress.
How do you test the effectiveness of a newly constructed space? For starters, see how it stands the test of time. Children’s of Alabama, the third largest pediatric hospital in the country, completed a new 760,000-square-foot addition two years ago.
Looking to make a better first impression? Improving patient satisfaction can be as simple as putting some thought into your parking garage. According to a recent article from Building Operating Management (BOM), the parking garage experience often sets a patient’s first impression of the healthcare facility they are patronizing.
On your feet for the majority of the workday? We feel your pain. Luckily, Lifehacker.com has compiled this useful roundup of quick and easy exercises.
When Willamette University officials sought to double the size of the campus fitness center, they turned to sustainable flooring as a building solution. Learn how the university met the challenge of expansion while maintaining LEED certified standards.
For years, design professionals have claimed a direct tie between student performance and classroom design. A new study proves it, performed by researchers at the School of the Built Environment at the University of Salford in Manchester, England.
The importance of foot health goes beyond what you may think – and your shoes could be at the root of the problem. Learn ten great tips for a proper shoe fit.
Architects at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital spent a day in wheelchairs to consider the needs of disabled patients at the center of the design experience. The result “…moves beyond compliance with the accommodation requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act,” said Paula Hereau, vice president of operations.