Many people have a healthy fear of hospitals. That fear is perpetuated by the stress-inducing sterility of hard-tiled floors, the bland and unforgiving stench of illness and germ killing cleaning agents that are synonymous with all things unnatural.
Hospital administrators are starting to emerge from their long lasting comas to finally enact much needed change in the design of their facilities. Healthcare management is understanding more and more that there are notable health and wellness benefits to well-designed natural landscapes-interior and exterior-that seriously impact clinical outcomes.
Employee morale, as well as patient satisfaction and visitor’s positive impressions are considerably enhanced by the inclusion of plants in hospitals. Facilities can even impact their bottom line with our green friends as patients and visitors will view the buildings in a more positive light when interior plants are present. Read More »
In today’s concrete jungle of coffee mugs & cubicles, businesses continually struggle with the prospect of keeping their employees engaged and excited about their day-to-day work. One of the most overlooked aspects of improving office productivity is the investment a company is making in their workplace environment. Would you rather walk into an office with a reception area devoid of plant life or be greeted every morning by a fresh floral display? The aesthetic qualities of plants are obvious to the naked eye but office plants contribute much more than natural beauty.
The majority of our lives are spent shut off from the inherent benefits Mother Nature affords humanity. According to the EPA, Americans spend an estimated 90% of their time indoors. Companies can combat the widespread nature displacement and even boost productivity by adding indoor plants to their office design. A study conducted by Psychologist Dr. Craig Knight of the University of Exeter found that “plants, in a well designed and personalized office environment can boost business effectiveness through improved staff productivity and creativity.” Read More »
When one speaks of the healing powers of nature, it makes only sense that plant life is often abundant in healthcare facilities. Studies have found that patients have even showed fewer post-surgery complications when they have a view of nature from their hospital bed. Living green walls have also become popular additions to hospitals as the vertically beautiful paneled structures of living, breathing plants help clean the air and reduce dust levels.
Ambius was fortunate to be contracted by Lancaster Health to design and install a green wall in the lobby of their brand new Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute. The state-of-the-art facility is a remarkable institution of healing and we were proud to be a part of the project. The wall is intended to help create a calm environment for patients receiving treatments and families supporting their sick loved ones. Click “Read More” to view a complete gallery of the wall.