One thing that is very important but does not play a major role in healthcare facilities is the furniture. It plays an important role in patient care when it comes to appearance, comfort and functionality. An efficient and welcoming space allows a better experience of care for all.
In this episode of Champions of Care, host Daniel Litwin caught up with Joanna Terry, director of verticals at National Business Furniture, which is transforming the look, comfort and productivity of offices ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, and of course, health care. The two discuss bringing the art and science of interior design into a healthcare context, demonstrating the impact of medical furniture on the interior design process from the very beginning of the design process. a new establishment. They also explore why it is crucial to focus not only the patient on design decisions, but the medical staff as well.
As a Vertical Markets Director, Terry has a lot of experience in furnishing different niche environments. While she typically works in healthcare and education settings, she also has experience in hospitality settings. both K12 and higher education. She also works in hospitality environments. With a background in interior design, she worked in this space for many years.
“I fell in love with the design of healthcare,” said Terry. “It’s this beautiful intersection of art and science.”
Although some differences exist between healthcare, hospitality and education environments, the principles remain the same. Most spaces are designed to be welcoming and warm, not cold and institutional.
Listen to learn more about cross-sections in interior design and healthcare.