Hospitals are places of healing and refuge. In today’s world, as the pace of modern medicine continuously accelerates, a hospital must consider other factors in addition to expert staffing and state-of-the-art tools. Hospitals and healthcare settings should pay particular attention to the complex environment surrounding their patients within their care.
Indeed, a growing body of research finds that a patient’s physical environment is instrumental in the overall healing process. A hospital’s environment affects patient stress, patient and staff safety, staff effectiveness, and quality of care.