A Cure for the Common Hospital?

Healthcare doesn’t need to feel “institutional.” Insights from hospitality, tech, and workplace design can improve the patient experience.

Jun 7, 2018 · 7 min read
Almaty International Medical Center. Image © SOM | ATCHAIN

Creative collisions: lessons from the research lab

Section of full-building atrium connector, Mount Sinai Hess Center for Science and Medicine. Image © SOM
Amenity lounge off the atrium at Mount Sinai Hess Center. Photo © Eduard Hueber | archphoto
Light-filled corridors improve the patient and visitor experience at the New National Cancer Institute in Cairo. Image © SOM | KX-L

Learning from hospitality design

Patient rooms at Almaty International Medical Center are inspired by hospitality settings. Image © SOM

Updating the workspace

Outpatient exam rooms are supported by off-stage clinical workplace solutions. Image © SOM

Seizing opportunities for change


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