Affinity Health System
A child-like approach
Childhood is full of scraped knees and sore throats. Fevers and ear aches. That's why parents need a nearby resource for exceptional healthcare for their children. A safe place for reassurance and healing. Affinity Health System created such a place.
Bright, colorful shapes dance on the walls of the lobby. Fabric clouds hang from the ceiling and a six-foot tall, 220-gallon fish tank draws young patients in to a facility that is designed for bodies just their size. A "healing garden" invites patients to explore, while a high sloped ceiling with floor-to-floor glazing floods the area with natural light. Organized around patient flow and comfort, the clinic enhances interaction between nurses and physicians, while providing flexibility to meet the specific needs of its patients.
This is not just a child-friendly clinic. It is an award-winning building, and a prototype for Affinity Health System, so that best practices in evidence-based design can be carried through to other locations in the hospital's network.