GS&P Designers Review Findings of Patient Visibility Study in MC&D

More Private Layout Improved Noise & Satisfaction, Not Safety

December 21, 2016   |   Nashville,  Tenn.   |   In The Media

How does visibility into patient rooms affect the patient experience? In this month’s issue of Medical Construction & Design, Senior Interior Designers Beth Hiltonen, IIDA, LEED AP, and Elisa Worden, IIDA, EDAC, LEED AP, review the findings of a study GS&P conducted at Florida Hospital Waterman to answer that very question. Their article, entitled “Out of Sight, Top of Mind?” is available online here.

“There’s a natural tension between staff’s ability to keep a constant watch on each patient and the patient’s ability to rest and recuperate in privacy,” write Hiltonen and Worden. “Creating a safe and comfortable healing environment requires designers and facility operators to strike a balance between both privacy and visibility.”
 
GS&P proposed and conducted the study with the hospital’s approval as part of the firm’s commitment to adding value for clients through evidence-based design. Click here to read the full article.
 

“Creating a safe and comfortable healing environment requires designers and facility operators to strike a balance between both privacy and visibility.”

Beth Hiltonen, IIDA, LEED AP, and Elisa Worden, IIDA, EDAC, LEED AP, Senior Interior Designers at GS&P
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