A Wellness Plan for Healthcare Environments

The most exciting developments in the design of healthcare spaces today are fundamentally changing the user experience. Senior living, waiting areas, treatment rooms, and other spaces that were once sterile or unequipped are being transformed into places that nurture residents and patients, embrace families, and support caregivers. Treatment outcomes, patient satisfaction and staff efficiency are all improving through innovative thinking about how these rooms should function and feel.

Healthcare Spaces Reinvented

Spaces described as cold or “clinical” are being turned into warm and dynamic healthcare assets. The emphasis is on creating spaces that balance state-of-the-art medicine and efficient delivery with a patient-focused healing environment. It’s a holistic approach that examines the needs of everyone involved. Leveraging observational discoveries and Steelcase Health research, we develop innovative, flexible solutions, which are especially important in a rapidly changing healthcare landscape. Now better design and smarter furnishings are changing the healthcare experience for both patients and providers.

The Reason for Research

Steelcase’s research into the healthcare space is broad and deep. We summarize the most important findings in a quick read format. Look for the Insights on each page throughout the healthcare section.

“NBS has a true sense of what their customers are looking for, and are able to translate that into ideas and products that are both design savvy and functional.”

— Suzanne Chynoweth, DMC Children’s Hospital