Category Archives: Healthcare

The Patient or the Caregiver? Part 1: Designing for the Caregiver | Operational and Spatial Considerations I By: Kelly Hiskey, Associate AIA, ASHE

Patients are to healthcare facilities like water is to fish. The latter couldn’t exist without the former. So it’s no surprise that a designer’s first inclination is to focus on designing for the experience of the patient. Through the principals of patient-centered care, designers create environments that encourage healing, empower patients and mitigate stress.  However,…
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Schemmer Photo Tour | Alegent Creighton Health Mercy Hospital Healing Garden

The sound of water trickling down a calming bed of rocks, the sweet fragrance of seasonal flowers, the tranquility of spiritual stained glass – all can be found near Alegent Creighton Health Mercy Hospital’s intensive care unit at its healing garden in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Schemmer worked with the Alegent management staff and the vision…
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