Completed in early 2014, the Child Life Zone at St. Paul Children’s Hospital is a state-of-the-art, therapeutic play area where pediatric patients and their families can play, learn, laugh, and relax. It is at once a sanctuary, a place to learn, a hang-out, a game center – and a place to be the star of your own show.
After completion of a 3-year, 1 million square foot project at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, this phrase is evidence of attaining their mission of treating the entire family by creating an oasis of healing with the natural beauty of the Arizona desert.
To share resources and increase efficiency, Dr. Heidi Eggers-Ulve and Dr. Eric Ulve merged their pediatric and family dental clinics into one new state-of-the-art facility that offers “a lifetime of exceptional care”. The design challenge was to create a unified aesthetic while maintaining the individual identity of each practice and appealing to their varied clientele.
Healthcare continues to grow in importance for the country and for Atmosphere Commercial Interiors. Phoenix Children’s Hospital, East Valley Clinic in Arizona provides an excellent example of the many ways Atmosphere can serve this market. One of the 10 largest children’s hospitals in the country, this fine facility provides specialty and sub-specialty inpatient, outpatient, and emergency care to patients throughout Arizona and other Southwestern states.
As part of a comprehensive ten-year plan to modernize and renovate St Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton, Wisconsin, Affinity Health opened the Fremont Tower, which houses 90 private patient rooms, a cafeteria, radiology and utility areas, and rooftop gardens. This new, modern facility replaced an existing ninety-year-old hospital wing and utilized evidence-based design and feedback from patient interviews to develop spaces that offer serenity and an abundance of natural light.
Sauk Prairie Healthcare provides care for more than 40,000 people in their area. In 2014, Sauk Prairie Healthcare earned the prestigious Guardian of Excellence Award from Press Ganey, recognizing top-performing facilities nationwide for achieving the 95th percentile in patient satisfaction.
Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota – Pediatric Pain, Palliative and Integrative Medicine Clinic
In 2014, Children’s Hospitals & Clinics of Minnesota developed the first-of-its-kind Pediatric Pain, Palliative and Integrative Medicine Clinic. From the moment of arrival, signaled by the entryway gong, to images of Minnesota flowers, plants & landscapes, the sound in the clinic is that of a natural environment: wind, water and bird calls. With the vision and leadership of Dr. Stefan Friedrichsdorf MD, this 10,000-square-foot clinic exclusively helps young patients using state of the art and age-old treatments. From massage and biofeedback rooms, to the Multi-Sensory Environment (Snoezelen® Room), the focus is entirely on the creating a non-clinical environment for the patient and family.
ThedaCare Regional Cancer Center offers a new approach to cancer care, with all the services patients need under one roof. This team approach to care meant a wide range of spaces to furnish, and led ThedaCare to Steelcase and Atmosphere Commercial Interiors.
Iora Primary Care offers a unique approach to healthcare, with a primary care model that is designed to treat the whole person. By engaging a collaborative team of doctor, nurse, and health coach for each patient, Iora focuses on offering comprehensive primary care for older adults on Medicare. To aid in the success of this model, Iora partners with an organization for each of their practices.
Marshfield Clinic Health System built their first hospital from the ground up as part of an expansion into Eau Claire. The 44-bed Marshfield Medical Center-Eau Claire is a regional hospital serving patients throughout western Wisconsin, and is linked to their nearby cancer center and clinic to create a fully integrated Marshfield Clinic campus.
As the only Minnesota hospital system providing comprehensive care exclusively to children, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota is one of the 10 largest children’s health organizations in the U.S., with 326-staffed beds at two hospital campuses in St. Paul and Minneapolis.