April 18, 2018

We Do Supergraphics

Healthcare Design Magazine recently published this valuable guide to designing supergraphics in healthcare environments. Skyline Art Services is quite proud of several such projects. Like Children’s Health Nephrology and Children’s Health Foster Care, which serve a single health system in Dallas and contribute to “immersive wayfinding.” As part of a wayfinding program, the supergraphics are Read More

April 9, 2018

Project Feature: Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital

Skyline Signature Experience™ Showcasing Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital’s art collection featuring local artists’ work thoughtfully integrated with the interior architecture and exterior gardens. Contemporary nature-driven aesthetic Original artwork in patient rooms Three bronze exterior heron sculptures by a local artist  See more about this project here

March 20, 2018

Med Students Who Make Time for Art Have More Empathy

Of course we know the meaningful benefits of including artworks in the built environment, especially in healthcare facilities. Now we are seeing more and more evidence that experiencing art may improve a physician’s practice. New data is supporting the notion that the arts and humanities should be part of physician training. Medical students who experience Read More

March 1, 2018

Injured Nurses: An Investigation

The evidence could not be more compelling. The outcomes could not be more serious. It’s only a matter of the priority that hospital administrators give to protecting nursing staff. Nurses face career-ending risks of injuries each time they attempt to lift or move a patient. They “suffer roughly three times the rate of back and Read More

February 14, 2018

More Healing Trees: Forest Bathing

We’ve discussed already the important findings that just being near trees is good for our mental health, as well as public health and so on. Now check out this NPR story that shows how we can really activate those arboreal benefits by indulging in something called “Forest Bathing.” It’s not just a way to pass Read More

February 7, 2018

Architecture and Public Health

Following up on our earlier post about Health Design and Public Health, we are taking note of this AIA report on the proceedings of Design & Health Research Consortium, which is developing strategies to expand the knowledge base and catalyze industry adoption of health research in design. It’s called “From Research to Application: Building the Read More