Wood Can Heal!

Those of us lucky enough to see the 2010 Winter Olympic Games first hand were given an opportunity to see how BC’s wood timber can be incorporated into the design and display of many breath taking buildings and venues.

Wood Can Heal

How about the incorporation of the beauty and aesthetics of wood into patient healing?

Research into the psychological and sociological phenomena associated with old age and aging (gerontology) has demonstrated how the aesthetics of a healthcare facility can positively impact the healing outcomes of patients.  CEI Architect Michael Naught and Fraser Health Authority Executive Marco Buccini explained how the use of wood is essential to the new Surrey Memorial Critical Care Tower design in an interview with Naturally Wood:

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In the new tower, wood was used in the tower design to create a calm, caring and stress free environment in a time of crisis.  This a great example of how the improvement of healthcare is being examined by all kinds of different citizens, stakeholders, professionals and clinicians.

At Iridia we are always looking to partner with innovative approaches to healthcare delivery like the building of the new SMH Critical Care tower.  Our inventive approaches help our clients build a stress free problem solving process for their major projects.

Being part of the Critical Care Tower planning, we at Iridia are proud to be part of such an innovative and ground breaking centre for healthcare for the residents of the Fraser Valley.

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