20 Dec Healing designs: Hospitals in Florida are redesigning to improve outcomes
With its dramatic three-story atrium, spacious reception area and clusters of comfy chairs, the entryway of Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel feels more like an upscale hotel lobby than a health care facility. In single-patient rooms, sunlight streams through floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook gardens. Each room features a fold-out bed and space for family members who want to stay with loved ones. Rooms in the ER are also private, and patients can personalize the room by selecting an image, such as a tree-lined beach scene, to be projected on the wall.
The amenities are more than just aesthetic. Evidence has shown that a hospital’s design can be therapeutic for patients as well as improve staff well-being and efficiency.
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