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Design & Aesthetics

Art and aesthetics form a solid foundation upon which to build a welcoming environment for patients, families and staff.

Creating interiors that foster self-worth and engender feelings of human dignity are essential to the healing process.

At Shands, we think of the environment as more than static physical space. We consider the healthcare environment to be a collection of actions and experiences that create a place of comfort and wellness.

Fine art in public areas, patient art in clinical areas and having an artist on the design and construction team are some of the art strategies used by Shands to evoke a physical or psychological response of bodily and emotional comfort.