How to Make a Hospital Room More Inviting

Boston Medical Center is one of the best hospitals in the country for emergency room and trauma. It ranks right up there with the best. If you get shot, or stabbed or in a bad accident, this is where you want to go. BMC was ground zero for the Boston Marathon Bombing, taking care of many, many patients. It has been pretty cool getting to work on helping them make their facilities a little more friendly when you are freaking out.

One of the areas that I have been involved with has been the Ultrasound Scanning rooms. These are the rooms that pregnant women go to for their ultrasounds. I have worked on quite a few rooms now. What we did was very simple but has been very effective. We dropped in an around the ceiling banner of ocean, water and beach related images in each room. We use about 18-24 images per room out of a library of about 40, and mix them up room to room. The reaction from the staff and patients has been very positive. This just gives you something to look at and calms down the room.

DGI-Invisuals prints and does the application, image came from Shutterstock.com. We are currently working on IV rooms and a pediatric/adult room.

Water related image banner running around the top of room.

Water related image banner running around the top of room. We used shells, rocks, beach, boats, water, waves, all ocean related images

    Ocean and water related graphics running around the tops of the Ultrasound scanning rooms.

Ocean and water related graphics running around the tops of the Ultrasound scanning rooms.