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A Well-Designed Hospital Comes From a Lean Process

What comes to mind when you hear the words “well-designed”? Perhaps it’s a car, a website, a smartphone or even a good suit. No matter what it is, what is that thing that makes it better than the next? Take a well-designed website as an example. On a well-designed website, you can find what you […]

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Healthcare Design that Reduces Adverse, Preventable Events & Promotes Safety

The World Health Organization (WHO) states that “No adverse event should ever occur anywhere in the world if the knowledge exists to prevent it from happening.” (World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Patient Safety Solutions, 2010) Adverse Events that Occur in Patient Rooms There are many adverse events that can occur in a patient’s room. […]

The Value of Time

Evidence-based design (EBD) has become one of the fastest growing trends in healthcare development and design. Why? Because it incorporates design techniques that add tremendous value to the outcome of the patients, their experience, the hospital staff, and the hospital administration’s bottom line. In this particular case, the value is time.

Uplifting Design & Healthcare

There are dark days for everyone. Patients undergoing long-term treatments may have the darkest of them all. Fear of the unknown, losing the ability to live and work as you please, worry for your family and friends, and the ultimate fear of all, loss of life. This is a reality. These are the dark anxieties […]

Nightingale Awards – Transforming Medical Environments with Design

Each year The Nightingale Awards “recognize contribution to the healthcare built environment through product design and innovation that contributes to healing.“ One of the winners this year caught our eye, Acrovyn Wall Panels. These wall panels let you embed images into clear 100%-BPA free wall panels that look amazing but also offer impact protection. A […]

Come here to challenge yourself. Come here to get well.

20-somethings with combat-related brain injuries were not coming to the VA Martinez for the treatment they needed. Hilliard Architects and VA Northern CA Healthcare System worked together to make it more fun! What if you could engage young Veterans with an environment that’s closer to spa or a gym, than old soldiers’ home? Hilliard Architects […]