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"Reinventing the Community Hospital"

  • Medium
  • New York, NY
  • (August 13, 2019)

Spurred by a focus on patient-centered care and by competition in the marketplace, the healthcare industry has made major strides toward creating a more uplifting experience for patients. Much more can be done to make the community hospital feel a part of its community and place. A holistic and nuanced approach begins with the scale of the building, and the way it sits in its context. It extends to the interior design — the color and material palette, furnishings, artwork, and the connection between inside and out. Although not a community hospital per se, the Mount Sinai Hess Center at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai embodies this approach — it provides cancer patients a sophisticated, gracious, and art-filled waiting area in keeping with its Madison Avenue address.

— Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

— Mount Sinai Health System

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