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Fact: When nurses have a designated restorative area where they can easily take breaks from their stressful work days, they take better care of the patients they serve and are happier at work.ยน

Kind of a no brainer, right?

Give your staff, especially your nurses and high-functioning team members, a beautifully-designed room (yes, it can be small) where they can take rest breaks throughout the day, and they do better.

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Plain and simple.

And when you include in this room things like a serene wall color, nature artwork, positive affirmations, a small kitchen, natural light, a place where they can socialize as well as an area for individual privacy, and comfortable seating… voila!—you’ve got yourself a happy team.

A happy team translates to higher job satisfaction, less staff turnover and a better investment in your bottom line.

Even a windowless room (like the one I designed above and below) can be transformed into a tranquil space.

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My big message to you today?

It doesn’t take much to create a space for your work peeps.

In doing so, you create a closer work family, that, in turn, will take better care of your patient-family.

That’s you healing the world.

So tell me, how do you and your staff restore throughout the crazy, busy days in your practice?

Is there a private room somewhere in your practice where you can designate a staff lounge?

I can help you think outside the box.

If you’re ready to talk about a design project, read this.

Your Biggest Supporter,

Cheryl
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1 – The Center for Health Design Case Study: Restorative Design Features for Hospital Staff Break Areas: A Multi-Method Study

HOW DO I DESIGN A WAITING ROOM THAT KEEPS MY PATIENTS COMING BACK?
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