THE SPACE AND INTERACTION RANDOMIZED TRIAL
Consultation Room Design and the Clinical Encounter: The Space and Interaction Randomized Trial: The exam or consultation room, in which millions of outpatient visits take place yearly, may critically affect the quality of healthcare in general and of the patient-clinician interaction in particular. Although there has been much work examining patient-clinician interaction, little has been done to understand the extent to which it can be affected by the design of the consultation room. HERD Journal Vol3, No1 Fall 2009 Read article
RX FOR PHARMACY SPACES: A USER-CENTERED APPROACH
"Lick, stick, and pour"—common words used to envision the work of pharma- cists—white-coated men and women toiling away in the dispensing pharmacy in the hospital basement or behind the counter of a community pharmacy, counting out pills and affixing labels for prescribed medications. This was the predominant image in our minds when we, the research team of Nurture by Steelcase, began a deep-dive into the topic of pharmacy. Healthcare Design November 2009. Read article
MAKING GOOD EVEN BETTER
How could I have designed it better? Michal Shields contends that is often the question posed by designers when they see the finished version of their work. Shields was the original designer of the Cura chair, manufactured by Nurture by Steelcase, and posed this question to himself following the chair's introduction. Interiors & Sources October 09. Read article
Caregivers in hospitals, clinics and busy doctors' offices need spaces that are efficient and that facilitate their work. The technology used in nursing stations has changed significantly over the years. Interiors & sources March 09. Read article
ADDRESSING THE FUNCTIONALITY NEEDS OF CAREGIVERS.
Efficiency, flexibility, specialty workspace function; these are the environmental needs that healthcare facilities seek today to result in aligning people with efficient processes and logical layouts. Office Furniture & Design Feb 09/Mar 09. Read article
DESIGNED BY HDR ARCHITECTURE IN COLLABORATION WITH NURTURE BY STEELCASE, SYNC FURNITURE’S UNIQUELY DESIGNED MULTIUSER WORK SURFACES
Allow caregivers to freely move and congregage around the station in a single- or double- sided application. Health Facilities Management Oct 08. Read article
ENVIRONMENTS FOR CANCER CARE: THE NURTURE BY STEELCASE HEALTHCARE RESEARCH TEAM SHARES THE RESULTS OF ITS RECENT STUDIES IN CANCER CARE ENVIRONMENTS.
While a recent report by the American Cancer Society announced... Healthcare Design May 08. Read article
A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO HEALTHCARE.
Recognizing that our surroundings have a strong and pervasive influence on everyone both physically and emotionally, Nurture by Steelcase overcame size and historical constraints to make a New York City doctor's space a place of healing and hope. Office Furniture & Design Dec 07/Jan 08. Read article
CREATING AN ERGONOMICALLY SOUND WORK ENVIRONMENT.
How a redesigned workspace led to a more comfortable and efficient environment for one group of radiologists. Healthcare Design Magazine September 2007. Read article.
BRINGING DESIGN TO THE BEDSIDE.
Designed with patients, family and medical staff in mind, the OpusTMOverbed Table from Nurture By Steelcase offers simple, but thoughtful solutions to a critical component of patient room furniture. Interiors & Sources July/August 2007. Read article.
At the heart of Nurture by Steelcase is evidence-based design and a new way of thinking about healthcare furnishings. Contract Magazine October 2006. Read article.
PLANNING AND DESIGNING HIGHLY FUNCTIONAL NURSES STATIONS.
Healthcare Design Magazine November 2006. Read article.
HOW PATIENT CARE WORKS.
Providing nurses with the stations they need. Medical Construction & Design November 2006. Read article.
ONES TO WATCH.
Keep an eye on these manufacturers in the coming months for their mix of talent, innovation, and design savvy. Read article.
RETHINKING THE NURSES STATION: STRATEGIES FOR IMPROVING CARE DELIVERY AND STAFF PERFORMANCE.
You can't predict many changes in technology, work process, or government regulations. But you can plan for them. Healthcare Report Dec 05. Read article
OBESITY AND ITS EFFECTS ON THE SPATIAL ENVIRONMENT.
Due to the rise of obesity, architects and interior designers are faced with new interior design challenges. Though comfort, functionality, and durability are important, equally important is the overall "feel" and experience people have while in the space. Healthcare Report Dec 05. Read article
HIGH TECH, HIGH TOUCH: STRATEGIES FOR MANAGING TECHNOLOGY IN HEALING ENVIRONMENTS.
Every business deals with technological change, but perhaps no industry feels its impact more than healthcare. From electronic records to digital imagery to direct physician order entry, healthcare providers must not only use technology effectively, they have to make it work on a personal level for both staff and patients. Healthcare Report June 05. Read article
SHAPING THE FUTURE: USER-CENTERED RESEARCH AND ITS IMPACT UPON THE HEALING ENVIRONMENT.
Within the healthcare landscape, user-centered research is one way for the designer to understand and develop an empathy for the needs of the patient, caregiver (medical and hospital staff) and care partner (family or friend). Healthcare Report June 05. Read article
The push is on for patient privacy. At hospitals and outpatient facilities across the U.S., cubicle curtains - used to divide space - are coming out and walls and acoustical ceiling tiles are going in. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is helping drive the change. Healthcare Report Nov 04. Read article
At Hannibal Regional Cancer Center in Hannibal, Missouri, patients receive state-of-the-art cancer care and welcome infusions of hope. The center is a place of spiritual uplift - a place where patients are nurtured and families encouraged to be part of their loved one's care.Healthcare Report June 04. Read article
INJECTING INNOVATION & CREATIVITY IN TODAY'S HEALTHCARE ENVIRONMENTS
Memorial Health System is currently in the middle of an expansion with the building of a new heart and vascular center (The Leighton Heart & Vascular Center). We spoke to President & CEO Philip Newbold about the project and what he sees as the most critical issues facing healthcare today. Healthcare Report May 04. Read article
THE FLIGHT OF THE NIGHTINGALES: HOW CAN WE BRING BACK THE NURSES?
It's a question many hospital administrators and healthcare policymakers are asking themselves as well. There is a major nursing shortage, it's affecting patient care and it's costing millions of dollars. And it's getting worse. Healthcare Report May 04. Read article
The ability to control and stop the spread of infections disease has always been a priority for healthcare environments. We recently had an opportunity to speak to Dr. I.W. Fong, Director, Infections Disease, St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, who discussed with us the things you need to consider, relative to to infectious disease, when designing or renovating a healthcare environment. Healthcare Report Feb 04. Read article
IS YOUR HEALTHCARE ENVIRONMENT KEEPING PACE?
The industry of healthcare is more complex than ever before. Pick up any news-paper or watch the evening news and you'll hear about how rapidly changing technology, spiraling costs and a growing and increasingly demanding group of users is creating daily challenges for healthcare professionals. So, how do you meet these challenges and at the same time deliver the highest degree of patient care?Healthcare Report Feb 04. Read article
DESIGN FOR HEALING.
There is a fundamental belief revolutionizing the field: that the environment in which care is delivered directly affects the quality of the care. Findings from a rapidly growing number of healthcare centers around the country show that what's called evidence-based design is good for both patients and hospitals, helping the former get well faster and the latter save money in the process. Healthcare Report Nov 03. Read article
THE GREENING OF HEALTHCARE: IT'S NOT ABOUT THE MONEY.
It's actually about taking a more holistic approach to the creation of healthcare environments and understanding the relationship that exists between human health and positive environmental influences, both inside and outside the hospital.Healthcare Report 2002. Read article