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As a pioneer and thought-leader related to the implementation of patient-centered principals we do not believe that there is one approach that fits all institutions. Rather, we seek the need for common dialogue and recognition of the interrelatedness between the architectural team and the institution’s leadership during the design process.
Applying these principals begins with recognition of the impact that architectural planning can have on organizational behavior changes. This can be reinforced only when designers gain a command and understanding of the issues, and translate and integrate them into the physical environment. Key aspects include; gaining an understanding of the mission, recognizing the role of the physical environment in healing, and focusing on elements that best fit your institution, community and resources.