"Reinventing the Community Hospital"
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