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Is “patient-centered” design becoming a cliché? Some say yes, that the term covers everything these days from warmly hospitable to bare minimalist, depending on the tastes (and budgets) of the sponsors. When a leading faith-based healthcare system commits to defining “patient-centered,” though, it can take on new meaning.

The motto “patients first” was the driving force behind the design conceived for the Benjamin and Marian Schuster Heart Hospital at Kettering Medical Center, which is one of seven hospitals comprising Kettering Adventist Healthcare in Dayton, Ohio. In keeping with a religious denomination known for its emphasis on personal health and wholesome lifestyles, network administrators pushed for design innovation for “the good of the patient.” And they accepted a highly conceptual approach to make it work.

As regular HEALTHCARE DESIGN readers know by now, interior designer Jain Malkin, CID,AAHID, EDAC, directs one of the most conceptual design firms in the business. Malkin and her San Diego-based team at Jain Malkin Inc. have become known for incorporating, and even creating, strikingly original features that enliven the patient/family experience. The 130,000-square-foot Schuster Heart Hospital, a multi-service facility that opened in September 2010, is one of the latest examples of this.



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Health Care Design Magazine
Case study at Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven Hospital.
Tony Falcone, "On a Clear Day," 2010. Photo credit: Rick Scanlan Photography with reproductions. Vivika Denegre, "Marsh View," 2010. Photo credit: Rick Scanlan Photography with reproductions. Smilow Healing Garden. Photo credit: Rick Scanlan Photography with reproductions. LeWitt wall drawing. Photo credit: Rick Scanlan Photography with reproductions.


Think about the way we most commonly view art. We may go to a museum, gallery, or show. We might pay an admission fee, have a membership card, or gather in a crowded room, sipping wine out of plastic cups. Doesn’t it seem more logical to bring art to where the people are or where they most need it? Doesn’t it make sense to bring it to a place where there’s a captive audience who would benefit from diversion, calming imagery, and creativity?


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Nuestra pasión por la Medicina nos hace crecer. TheDoctorFactory empieza una nueva serie de Posts en los cuales vamos a acompañar a los profesionales que así lo quieran en algunas de sus intervenciones quirúrgicas.

Esta serie de posts en nuestro Blog tienen el objetivo de transmitir la percepción que podamos tener al ver y poder entender mejor la parte “invisible para el Paciente”, de la medicina, del diagnóstico, de la cirugía,… pero “parte esencial” en el tratamiento, en el recorrido del Paciente.

No pretendemos (ni podemos) opinar, criticar recomendar tal operación o tal tratamiento, solo ser participes de la “magia” que tienen en sus manos muchos especialistas con sus equipos. Cada post vendrá acompañado por una foto realizada por nosotros, que represente esta simbología que queremos transmitir.

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Antena 3 y Onda Cero se unen para luchar contra la obesidad infantil. Por esa razón, han reunido a un grupo de especialistas en nutrición, psicología, actividad física… con el objetivo de dar un nuevo paso adelante en la campaña “El estirón”.

El objetivo de esta iniciativa es crear conciencia a todos de que desde los primeros años es importante cuidar la alimentación y mantener unos hábitos de vida saludables.

Os dejamos el vídeo de la campaña… Divertido, fresco y con un mensaje muy positivo! Tal y como TheDoctorFactory entiende la comunicación en salud: Informar de una manera lúdica y entretenida buscando la máxima implicación del ciudadadno/Paciente.


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Siguiendo una de sus líneas estratégicas de la organización que pretende promover la participación de los ciudadanos con la creación de webs pensadas para pacientes (el año 2007 se creó la página web del Programa de Insuficiencia Cardiaca del Hospital del Mar) el servicio de Neurología y el Servicio de Medicina Física y Rehabilitación de los hospitales del Mar y de la Esperanza han impulsado la creación de una página web sobre el ictus (www.parcdesalutmar.cat/ictus o www.hospitaldelmar.cat/ictus).

Se trata de un Blog, conducido por los propios afectados en el que se interactúa como espacio de reunión virtual entre pacientes, familiares, cuidadores, profesionales y otras personas interesadas. 

Además cuenta con el primer Grupo de Ayuda Mutua virtual para personas con secuelas después de haber sufrido un ictus, en el que se puede hablar de los tratamientos que posibilitan una mejora de la calidad de vida de los enfermos, compartiendo un mismo problema y estableciéndose un canal de comunicación dinámico y próximo entre las personas implicadas.


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http://www.healthcaredesignmagazine.com/ – Christine Guzzo

Over the last several blogs, I have looked at design elements that define a successful pediatric facility, from the radiology unit to the emergency department, and the private patient room. Children have unique healthcare needs that require unique design choices. 

Here are six design considerations that define a well-planned pediatric unit: 

Family spaces

Child patients generally have more visitors who stay longer than adult patients, and the pediatric unit needs to address this. Family spaces accommodate domestic needs for overnight parents. Besides offering quiet or meditative spaces, well-appointed family spaces include kitchens to prepare meals (sometimes kosher kitchens), laundry facilities, showers, and sleep space. In addition, Wi-Fi access and computer touchdown zones enable parents to accomplish tasks without leaving the floor. 


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Staff happiness represents only one piece of a very complex process.

Thomas Jefferson enshrined in this country’s civil religion the “pursuit of happiness” as an unalienable right. But if a medical practice’s staff is successful in that pursuit, does it translate into happy patients?

In a 2009 Harvard Business Review article, Rosa Chun, a professor of business ethics and corporate social responsibility, and Gary Davies, a professor of corporate reputation at Manchester Business School in the United Kingdom, wrote a brief article disputing the conventional wisdom that happy employees yield happy customers. Their study, they say, found no correlation between employee satisfaction and service. But others are skeptical—very skeptical.

Not surprisingly, those on both sides of the issue can point to research to support their position.

“There’s a long line of research that shows that being happy—to the extent that one takes care of personal needs only—doesn’t translate to good customer or patient care,” says Billie Blair, PhD, president/CE of Change Strategies, Inc., and the author of All The Moving Parts (Puzzles Press, 2007).


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