Healthcare Design

Presentation: "Finding Your Way-Integrating Graphics and Wayfinding in Healthcare Interior Design"

Presented by: Andrea Hyde, ASID, AAHID
Health Care organizations no longer accept signs and plaques placed in the environment as a functional but unattractive afterthought. They expect graphics, branding and wayfinding/signage to be integrated into the overall interior design concept. Learn to use a sophisticated approach to graphic communications.


Presentation: "Healing Environments: What is the Proof"

Barbara HueletPresented by: Barbara Huelet, ASID, AAHID, IIDA
There has been an explosion of evidence-based practices in recent years with an aging population, greater interest in patient expectations, proliferation of information technologies, the growth of disease management modeling, Pebble Projects and the Center for Health Design research. Evidence-based design makes this topic both compelling and timely. Based on the book, Healing Environments Evidence-Based Design for the Body Mind and Spirit, this presentation addresses healing environments, and the evidence that substantiates the concepts. It also addresses what is observational and what is still theoretical.


Presentation: "Patient Centered Design: In-Patient Hospitals"

Presented by: Cynthia Leibrock, MA, FASID, IIDA, Hon.
Patients drive the competitive healthcare marketplace demanding faciliites which offer patient control of the healthcare delivered. Progressive facilities allow patients to access their own charts and use a research library with the most current information on disease and disability. Patient-centered policies allow them to do their own laundry if they choose to, cook meals, access the bathroom without assistance, control visitation, allow family members to spend the night or spend some time with a pet. Design detail can accomodated these needs with flexible solutions offering independece and efficacy. This course examines patient-centered design detail in birth centers, childrens hospitals, psychiatric units, medical hotels, general hospitals, and critical care units proving that design detail can save staff time and return control to the user.


Presentation: "Smart Environments: Creating Positive Spaces in Health Care Educational Institutions"

Kathy IwanoskiPresented by: Kathy Iwanowski, RN, BA
Sterile environments are the designs of choice for surgical suites and isolation units. But in academic facilities, where the doctors, nurses and other allied health professionals of tomorrow are trained, creating positive, stimulating environments is more the order of the day. Many students are pursuing health care degrees as a second degree these days. They are more sophisticated and worldly than their counterparts of years gone by. Many are familiar and comfortable with alternative and complementary therapies. They seek more and want more. In this session, participants will learn about ways to incorporate art and design in academic facilities where health care professionals are trained. They will discuss past and present projects, and look at ways to incorporate new ideas and ways of thinking into future ones. They will develop an interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary approach to working with health care professionals more directly, creating a bridge of communication that can be utilized when these same groups are brought together.