Medical Construction & Design

MAY-JUN 2018

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24 Medical Construction & Design | M AY/ J U N E 2018 | MCDM AG.COM health system's brand based on their expe- rience. The delivery of care and the health system's culture also support the brand model, which has signifi cant implications for staff and potential recruits. These dynamic forces reshap- ing healthcare are pushing providers to rethink real estate investment and, specifi cally, their interior experiences for patients and staff . Recognizing the experi- ences these spaces create can serve as key diff erentiators moving forward. Experiential design emerges as strategy Healthcare institutions have long un- derstood the need to design for comfort, accessibility, quality and more, but now they're turning their attention to spe- cifi cally designing for better user experi- ences. The patient experience is top of mind with all health systems — both from a competition and quality of care perspec- tive. A patient's experience with a health- care institution has a signifi cant impact on patient satisfaction scores — which in turn are directly tied to reimbursements. Health systems are also recognizing the importance of staff experiences as they grapple with workforce shortages and a highly competitive talent recruit- ment climate. For clinicians and staff who spend countless hours working in these institutions — typically under stressful conditions — a supportive environment tuned to their needs can have a signifi cant 1. At the University of Minnesota Health Clinics and Surgery Center, contemporary workplace strategies were leveraged. In lieu of space allocated to private offi ces that tend to be empty up to 90 percent of the time, the new facility features touchdown spaces and enclosed offi ces. All can be reserved for pieces of time, but are not designated for one individual. 2. A 150-piece therapeutic art collection conceived by philanthropist Joan Jacobs features paintings, photographs and sculptures by renowned artists on every fl oor at Jacobs Medical Center. 3. Renew Boutique and Spa at Kettering Cancer Center offers an upscale atmosphere where patients and family can access specialty items and services designed just for cancer patients. 10 Percentage that blood fl ow increases in the "joy response" circuit of the brain when someone sees a beautiful painting — 150 Number of pieces in the therapeutic arts collection at Jacobs Medical Center at UC San Diego Health — Interiors ISSUE FOCUS 1 2 BY THE NUMBERS

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