Haworth Health partners with health systems professionals to enhance well-being for the patients and communities they serve. As a healthcare furniture manufacturer, we create transformative spaces, from Work Space to Care Space—in high-rise headquarters of major city centers, medical center campuses, and out-patient facilities near the places where people live and work. Haworth’s understanding of the complex health system business is demonstrated through our unique approach to healthcare furniture.
When it comes to healthcare, it all matters. Each of the key areas in a healthcare setting is essential for success, and finding the right healthcare furniture for those spaces is crucial to support caregivers and help patients feel comfortable. These spaces include patient areas, caregiver spaces, community spaces, and administrative support areas.
These are the spaces at the point of care—patient rooms, exam rooms, and treatment spaces such as infusion or recovery areas. With very specific needs for patients as well as the healthcare process, these spaces require cleanability and disinfecting. The patient's journey could be drastically different today versus just six months ago. With technology and social distance awareness, patient spaces are changing to accommodate.
Community spaces are areas in a healthcare facility that patients, family, and friends use while they wait for care or for their loved one. These spaces offer many amenities such as areas to relax, have privacy, catch up on work, or grab a bite to eat. These spaces could include lobby areas, outdoor spaces, and cafes.
Caregiver spaces are the spaces where nurses and providers go to do their best work. These spaces offer a place for efficient patient care and caregiver respite. This would include nurses' stations, team spaces, exam rooms, lounge, or break rooms. Nurses and physicians need reliable access to data and technology to support flexible workflows and help keep their focus on patients. Workstations on wheels, adjustable and wall-mounted worksurfaces, plus monitor and keyboard arms bring technology and supplies to the point of need while supporting caregiver postures during each shift
Click the icons on the floorplates to explore transformative spaces that enhance well-being for patients, caregivers, and communities in a conceptual inpatient and outpatient healthcare facility.
This area is where first impressions happen. Patients and guests receive a warm greeting and are guided to registration or are offered a choice of amenities. This is the area where well-being is promoted.
Patients are offered a sense of privacy in an inviting space as they register. Adjacent amenities such as a café, lounge, outdoor area, and places for family provide extra seating for children and family members.
A residential and wellness feel provide comfort and relax patients. Daylight and access to nature become an important part of healing. Providing caregivers appropriate tools greatly improves the level of patient care.
An open area that provides numerous options for those waiting for appointments, family, or even stopping in for a quick lunch from the café.
The future of health systems will be grounded in well-being and prevention. Leveraging outdoor spaces—for patients, families, and caregivers—is one way to support holistic health. Fresh air, nature, and movement work together to refresh the weary and support healing.
When caregivers need to rejuvenate, the choice of food service, where they sit, and options for indoor and outdoor all contribute to their well-being.
Connect staff with natural light, fresh air, and nature to provide moments of respite. Outdoor spaces reduce stress and encourage social interactions between caregivers and provide communal areas for staff breaks.
Supporting caregivers with appropriate workspaces is critical for them to do their best work. Height-adjustable worksurfaces accommodate posture changes throughout the day. Planning includes alcove areas that provide parking spaces for carts during battery recharging or when not in use—keeping
corridors free and clear.
Freestanding architecture products like Pergola provide a drop-in space for structured and unstructured collaboration. Shift changes and rounds kick-offs are well accommodated in these spaces that integrate caregiver work tools such as Ergotron support charting from a central location.
Enhancing the experience between the patient and the caregiver come from providing appropriate work tools that support a variety of postures and allow for patient engagement.
Providing hospitality for patients and their families offers a pause as they transition to the next part of their visit. Self rooming is made available with self check-in station upon arrival.
Hospitality in a clinic or an inpatient floor to support guests and family members. Well done social spaces can increase satisfaction and likelihood of recommendations to patients and family.
The patient's journey could be drastically different today versus just six months ago. With technology and social distance awareness, patient spaces are changing to accommodate.
A flexible activity-based setting for care teams is outfitted with height-adjustable tables and caregiver work tools. Products that adapt for individual needs and offer long-term investment as workflow or service change— without the need for construction.
A silver lining to the pandemic has been the unprecedented speed of innovation and the implementation of new best practices. Solutions that once took years are now developed on timelines of weeks or days. Fast tracking is made possible by global collaboration across disciplines and open-source design.
The new Haworth Health Pavilion at our global headquarters showcases how workspace design can support caregivers.
Patientricity is a synthesis of the interaction of the caregiver with the patient and the informatics necessary to deliver precise care. This “triangle of care” is a fresh perspective on patient-centered care that uses technology to bring patients and caregivers together, promoting increased interaction, satisfaction, safety, and efficiency.