Clinicians at California Pacific Medical Center’s (CPMC) California Campus perform more than 4,600 CT scanner procedures each year. In the past, patients entered a traditional, sterile room where the focal point was a large and rather intimidating scanner. In mid-2014, a team from Smith-Karng Architecture altered the room’s focus in an effort to calm patients prior to and during their procedures.
The goal of this re-focus was to create a healing environment for patients, where they will receive excellent care with state-of-the-art technology. The design and architect teams worked within a tight schedule to quickly transform the space, using custom imagery that encourages relaxation embedded within innovative materials that can withstand frequent use.
The scanner is upstaged by palm trees and fluffy clouds. By embedding vivid, high resolution images within impact-resistant sheet material and using illuminating lights, the room’s transformative design eases patient anxiety. Clear mastic was used between the decorative wall panels to allow the vibrant colours to show through, reducing disruption of the entire mural.
Acrovyn by Design’s island walls and underwater views create a serene environment that calms patients. Because the images are protected by rigid, PVC-free material, they, and the walls, will remain beautiful for years to come.
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