Pukszta, Burnette Talk “Great Places to Work” with Becker’s Hospital Review

  • March 10, 2016
  • Author: Terri Swiatek

How leading healthcare organizations are putting staff satisfaction front and center Tonia Burnette and Michael Pukszta, Health Practice leaders at CannonDesign and Mary Johnson, Chief Operating Officer of University Minnesota Physicians, are featured in a recent Becker’s Hospital Review article discussing the attributes of great staff environments in healthcare. The three discussed the renewed focus on creating great places to work, design features that can positively influence staff, and how staff spaces can improve care delivery. On the Renewed Focus on Staff Environments Pukszta noted the growing emphasis on improving the patient experience, sharing “It used to be all about creating a positive patient environment. That is still a priority, but…

It’s Time for Health Buildings to Live Longer says Tonia Burnette in Becker’s Hospital Review Piece

  • November 5, 2015
  • Author: Terri Swiatek

If health buildings really want to move the needle when it comes to sustainable design, they need to truly commit to creating builds that can stand longer tests of time. That’s the opening and central argument of Tonia Burnette’s new piece for Becker’s Hospital Review, an editorial that explores the value of longer life cycles for buildings and ideas on how organizations can create them. Burnette points to designing for universal intent, modularity and considering modular futures as key ways owners can improve building life. Below are key excerpts from Burnette’s editorial: On Designing with Universal Intent Health organizations need to have agile real estate assets that allow them to…

Design Strategies for Pediatric Behavioral Health Settings

  • June 10, 2015
  • Author: Terri Swiatek

Designing for the Pediatric Behavioral Health Patient Profile Over the past year and half or so, we have been working with the Virginia Treatment Center for Children to help them envision an experience and setting that is aligned with 21st century behavioral healthcare models for the almost 200,000 children in the Commonwealth in need of mental health treatment. For this project, we were presented with an interesting challenge – how do we achieve the goal of creating a playful, inviting and (when needed) distracting environment for children of all ages for a unique patient profile – the pediatric behavioral health patient. By combining our team’s expertise in the field of…

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