PATIENT EXPERIENCE DESIGN. By providing a nurturing and inspiring physical environment, an organization demonstrates that they value and respect the needs of their patients, families and staff, which in turn can lead to a positive impression in the level of care. When patients are happy, they will promote a brand to their friends and families by word of mouth, a leading method of obtaining new business for healthcare organizations. At Aesthetics, we provide patient experience solutions based on an in-depth analysis of the physical environment, communication strategies and operational policies. We include all aspects of the environment. Key stakeholders are involved in the analysis and visioning process to ensure recommendations are appropriate and effective. Our design solutions are developed to reflect the uniqueness of each organization and their region. Integrating environmental graphics, interior design, wayfinding and art, our multi-disciplinary team excels at creating integrated and inspiring experiences for a variety of health and wellness environments.
ART CONSULTING. Aesthetics has been designing and facilitating art programs for healthcare institutions for over 35 years. During this period our work has evolved to be more research-driven and community-based. Today, there exists a strong body of research literature that guides our recommendations of what types of artwork are appropriate for different patient populations. In developing an evidence-based arts program, Aesthetics applies an extensive library of credible research studies that indicate which types of art have positive therapeutic benefits for patients, such as less medication, less pain, improved attitudes, and perception of reduced waiting time. Healing art has also shown to reduce stress and improve positive attitudes for caregivers.
Aesthetics has created strategies to ensure the efficiency and ease of the commissioning and installation process, the coordination with hospital and design teams, and the consideration of the needs of patients and families. Our experienced art consulting team is well-versed in building and fire codes, and can ensure that the selection, fabrication and installation of artwork is architecturally integrated into the built environment. Using the expertise of our in-house architects and interior designers, Aesthetics provides recommendations for lighting and power needs, structural backing, finishes, and installation details.
DONOR RECOGNITION & ENVIRONMENTAL GRAPHICS. Donor recognition systems, history displays, value displays and other environmental graphics help to reinforce an organization’s brand as well as reward and promote community investment and participation. Because Aesthetics Inc. is a multi-disciplinary art and design firm, we bring a unique perspective and set of skills to the task of creating what might otherwise be ordinary displays. Our experienced and highly talented award-winning team creates artfully designed donor recognition systems for healthcare institutions, educational agencies and community organizations. At Aesthetics, our goal is to ensure that each display coordinates with the existing architecture and interior design, conveys the mission and culture of the organization, provides a lasting impression and sense of pride, can be easily updated, and encourages donors to give at their highest possible level.
PEDIATRIC ART. Children are not little adults. They live in a world of imagination and story. The arts assist them to leave the world of healthcare interventions and be “just kids” for a while. Making art, music and movement are natural states for children. Integrating performing, visual and participative art-making into the physical environment reflects best practices for pediatric art.
ART FUNDRAISING. Most healthcare executives acknowledge the value that art brings to healthcare environments, but they are limited by the constraints of today’s economic environment. Aesthetics has developed proven strategies to enable hospitals to create their “dream art program” through tapping into the generosity of their philanthropic community. Philanthropy can not only pay for your arts program, but in addition, raise needed funding for your hospital. Your generous donors understand the value that art brings to their lives and will want to participate in bringing high quality, evidence-based art programs to your hospital.
INTERIOR DESIGN. Designing an effective interior space for a positive patient experience requires an in-depth understanding of the rigors and needs of healthcare. Our experienced, knowledgeable and talented team of designers create interior environments that are warm and inviting, aesthetically pleasing, performance-driven and cost-effective. Whether we are updating an existing space, developing master plans, or starting from scratch with new construction, we design from a holistic perspective, creating spaces that support patients, families and staff.
Santa Barbara Cottage Health
Rady Children’s Hospital
Valley Children’s Hospital