Healthcare

MidMichigan Health

Healthcare That Feels Right at Home Any patient will tell you they’d rather be home. No surprise — home is where we all feel most comfortable. So can a home-like environment contribute to a patient’s wellbeing? MidMichigan Health is a great example that sensitivity to an environment goes beyond aesthetics. In planning this $34 million […]

NBS Sparrow Hospital Portfolio Smith Group

Sparrow Hospital

The Gathering Place, a Picture of Health Modern work environments bear little resemblance to those of 10 or 15 years ago. Consider the lunchroom. It used to be a place to eat. Now it’s a place to connect, collaborate, relax and recharge. The Gathering Place at Sparrow goes even further. Previously, the cafeteria was a […]

DMC Children’s Hospital,

The Healing Power of Place How do you turn a sterile clinical setting into a calming, optimistic healing environment for kids? DMC, along with architects from HED, developed some innovative plans. This giant Lego-looking building is a stroke of design genius inspired by what kids thought a hospital should look like: happy and definitely not […]

The Wellbridge Group
Rehabilitation and Nursing Care

The Road to Recovery Never Looked Better At the forefront of modern healthcare, patient satisfaction is a priority. One area that’s gaining attention is the impact of the physical environment on patient outcomes and satisfaction. Nowhere is that more clear than at WellBridge. Walk through the front doors and you feel the warmth and welcome. […]

Sparrow Health System
IT Department

A Workplace With Collective Intelligence As a leader in healthcare, Sparrow values innovation and achieving the best results in everything they do. So when it came time to create a new workplace for their IT department several priorities emerged that were in line with those values. Creating a more engaging environment that would enhance collaboration […]

St. Luke’s Hospital,
Emergency Room

New ER Gets a Clean Bill of Health St. Luke’s has been a cherished Toledo-area institution for generations. But after more than 40 years in its current location, the busy ER wasn’t keeping pace with the demands of modern healthcare. Two issues were most important: without room to expand, the existing space had to operate […]

Henry Ford Health System IT Center

Antidote For a Drab Data Center Think data center and it’s easy to imagine rows of server racks and office cubes with engineers working in isolation. They’re more like warehouses than workspaces. Not at Henry Ford Health System (HFHS). As the department responsible for mission-critical applications, their IT group places a premium on communication and […]

Oakwood Hospital: Mother-Baby Unit

Making Hospitality Part of the Hospital Experience Historically, hospital aesthetics have left patients and visitors cold. Not anymore. Driven by stiffer competition and technology that’s revolutionizing care, hospitals are taking a page from the hotel-and- spa-playbook to find a new balance between high tech medicine, customer service and compassionate care. Creating these spaces requires the […]

Catherine’s Place, McCauley Life Center

Less Talking, More Listening. A Prescription for Success. While human-centric design is important, the essential truth is this: never lose sight of the end-user. This is especially true when designing for seniors since strength, dexterity and mobility all change with age. Listening and observing provided us with essential information for designing this assisted living facility […]