Health Facilities Management Magazine recently interviewed the co-directors of our Healthcare Interiors Practice – Jocelyn Stroupe and Margi Kaminski – for a special two-part interiors feature on improving operational performance and patient satisfaction in their May issue.
The first story, titled “Efficient Interiors,” focuses on design strategies that help hospital staff provide timely and high-quality care. Jocelyn contributed extensively to the article, specifically providing expertise on strategies such as standardized room design, single-patient adaptable rooms, placement of nurses’ desks, and the importance of spaces that allow staff to decompress – especially when a decentralized nursing model is employed. You can read more in the full article available online or in the printed issue.
Margi is quoted throughout the second article, titled “Silence is Golden.” In the story, which focuses on design strategies to absorb hospital noise and improve the environment of care, Margi stresses how excess noise adversely affects the physiological and psychological well-being of both patients and staff. The article discusses the impact of layout, materials, maintenance, and even lighting on noise levels in the care environment. The full story can also be read online and in print.