Leverage the power of design to create inspiring healthcare environments
In today’s healthcare environment, providers must improve patient satisfaction as well as attract and retain caregivers, all while delivering quality care and reducing costs. Many providers understand the role that design can play in achieving these goals: it can impact patients’ perceptions of their brand and the care they receive, and it can affect staff performance, productivity and comfort on the job.
Knoll works with clients to create enduring, well-designed spaces that can help meet strategic goals, have a solid return on initial investment and save money over the long run.
Reception and Patient Registration
Reception and registration are the first touch points patients and their families have with a facility. The most successful spaces showcase the facility’s brand, provide displays for clear communication, help with wayfinding and offer comforts and conveniences like access to power for personal technology.
Antenna Workspaces® with Currents® Fence and MultiGeneration by Knoll® Stacking Chairs
Patient registration with Life® Chairs
Waiting area with D'Urso Swivel Chair
Registration area with Reff Profiles®, Sapper™ Monitor Arms and Interpole™
Patient reception and registration area with Krefeld Lounge, Life® Chairs and ReGeneration by Knoll® High Task Chairs
Patient reception and registration area with Reff Profiles™, Krefeld Lounge, Life® Chairs and Ricchio Chairs
Nurse/caregiver charting station with Generation by Knoll® Chairs
Caregiver stations with Reff Profiles™ workstations with AutoStrada® Service Wall and Generation by Knoll® Chairs
AutoStrada® Service Wall with Calibre® Storage and Orchestra® Paper Management
Nursing charting station with ReGeneration by Knoll® Chair
Caregiver stations with Generation by Knoll® and MultiGeneration by Knoll® Chairs
Caregiver workstations incorporating AutoStrada® Service Wall and Reff Profiles™ Systems Furniture and Sapper™ Monitor Arms
Reff Profiles Workstations with ReGeneration by Knoll® Chairs
The optimal design of nurse and caregiver work areas supports work flow processes, staff circulation and task sequencing. Knoll offers a variety of furnishings that can help physicians, nurses and therapists work efficiently and effectively so they can focus on what they do best—caring for patients.
Labs require high performance products that are easily cleaned, especially durable and adapt over time. Ergonomic task seating paired with standing-height or height-adjustable table solutions promote a healthful work environment for physicians, staff and students.
Lab with Propeller® Adjustable-height Tables and Chadwick® High Task Chairs
Blood center lab with Chadwick® High Task Chairs
Blood center lab with Chadwick® High Task Chairs
Research Lab with Chadwick High Task Chairs and administrative area in foreground with Antenna Workspaces® Stations, Template™ Storage and Chadwick® Task Chairs
Lab with Chadwick® High Task Chairs and adjacent charting area with MultiGeneration by Knoll® Stacking Chairs
Research area with AutoStrada® Service Wall with Dividends Horizon® Worksurfaces, Series 2™ Pedestals and ReGeneration by Knoll® Chairs
Physician's office with Reff Profiles® and Life® Chair
Consultation room with Antenna® Media Enclave Table and MultiGeneration by Knoll® with Hybrid Base Chairs
Reff Profiles™ open plan administrative area and private offices with Generation by Knoll® Chairs
Reff Profiles™ workstations with Dividends Horizon® X-Base Tables, EWC Pro™ Task Chairs and Crinion Side Chairs
Deliver timeless, highly adaptable administrative environments that adapt as organizations change over time
Conference room with Antenna Workspaces® Table and Storage and MultiGeneration by Knoll® with Hybrid Base Chairs
Administration and Physicians’ Offices
Healthcare organizations demand a variety of enclosed and open plan options to support diverse individual work styles as well as provide multiple opportunities for staff collaboration and consultations between physicians and their patients. Knoll furniture solutions effectively support multiple work modes: individual, focused work; shared work centering on the exchange of ideas; and teamwork that calls for the collective wisdom of the group.
Well-Being in the Workplace
Good ergonomics is about more than just reducing discomfort and preventing injury. It takes the increasingly collaborative and social nature of clinical and office work into account, and provides solutions to support these new ways of working.
Universal Height-Adjustable Table with Sapper XYZ® Monitor Arm and ReGeneration by Knoll® Chair
Dividends Horizon® Workstation with Tone™ Height-Adjustable Table, ReGeneration by Knoll® Chair and Sparrow™ LED Light
In designing its state-of-the-art out-patient cancer facility, St. Francis focused on patient comfort, a serene ambiance and efficient staff workspaces, while using sustainable materials to create a lasting look.
For Mercy Health - West Hospital, consolidating two dark and dated Cincinnati-area hospitals into a new facility marked the dawn of a new way of providing healthcare and the launch of a new brand. Mercy Health - West Hospital partnered with Knoll for furniture solutions to support its updated means of patient care while meeting new aesthetic standards and providing long-term flexibility.
Knoll research and HOK Healthcare partnered on a three phase design research project, resulting in a new planning concept, the "porch," that might improve important patient care and safety outcomes. The porch is a separate room embedded within the patient's room, intended to keep the nurse near the patient while providing a sheltered, adjacent space to mediate distractions. This research suggests that the porch can potentially improve the patient experience and staff satisfaction. | White Paper
Evidence-Based Design Recommendations for Nursing Stations
Describes a study that compared the effects of centralized and decentralized nursing stations on nurses’ psychosocial health and work behaviors. This paper shares design recommendations based on that research. | White Paper
This paper reviews the evidence that supports investing in workplace ergonomics to realize improved performance, improved worker satisfaction, positive affect on recruiting and retention and improved quality of patient care. | White Paper