Nature Inspires Healthcare Biophilia Collection

Air, rainwater and rock striations are among the inspirations behind a new collection of applied materials for healthcare spaces.

Designing the Medical Office Building of the Future

Five finalists competed in the NEXT Student Design Competition sponsored by Steelcase to create the medical office building of the future.

Healthcare Design Expo + Conference Features Surround

Passionate healthcare designers and professionals converged in Orlando to share best practices and top design solutions.

Problem Solving + Passion Fuel Healthcare Design

After first-hand experiences taking care of loved ones in the hospital, two Steelcase designers help create a solution for patients, clinicians and family members.

New Health Insights: Families Face Unmet Needs

New observations identify challenges with patient room design and provide perspective on how the physical environment can help.

ThedaCare Regional Cancer Center

Cancer care is a complex field, and the number of cancer patients is projected to increase substantially. To meet the challenge, the Institute of Medicine recommended that a high quality delivery system for cancer care be patient-centered. This is the underlying philosophy behind the ThedaCare Regional Cancer Center, in Appleton, WI.

Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences

Health sciences educators face a continual challenge: how to provide students all the clinical training they need. Where can students get this critical training? In unique learning environments that combine the elements of both healthcare and education spaces, such as the Center for Excellence in Practice, at the Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences (PA College), Lancaster, PA.

The New Exam Room Experience

Changing patient and physician needs, increased family involvement and evolving technology are sparking a reimagining of exam rooms inspired by a more inclusive model of care. Steelcase Health researchers uncovered new drivers, designs and product insights to move the exam room into the future.

Ways to Boost Patient Care, Safety and Satisfaction

An exam room should promote communication between the healthcare provider, patient and caregiver. Michelle Ossmann, MSN, PhD, Steelcase’s Director of Healthcare Environments, explains how the environment can play a key role in facilitating the use of technology and allowing for productive visits.

Redesigning the Exam Room for Mutual Participation

Americans make nearly one billion trips to the doctor every year, nearly three trips annually for every man, woman and child.