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EcoTherapy and its Effects on Design

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Kent Doss presents his thoughts on the importance of EcoTherapy in the healing environment.

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EcoTherapy and its Effects on Design

  1. 1. Ecotherapy: Expanding the Benefits of the Healing Garden L. Kent Doss AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Lean/Six Sigma Black Belt
  2. 2. Ecotherapy: Expanding the Benefits of the Healing Garden MID 1700s Hotel-Dieu Paris 100+ Beds 1871 St Thomas Hospital London 24 Beds 1854 Lariboisere War Hospital Paris 60+ Beds 1889 Johns Hopkins Baltimore 24 Beds 1910 Mt Sinai Hospital New York 26 Beds 1935 Beaujon Hospital France 16 Beds 1946 Hill-Burton Act USA Semi-Private 1950 St. Thomas Hospital (rebuild) London 4 Beds 1955 Montefiore New York 2-4 Beds 2006 FGI Guidelines for New Facilities Private
  3. 3. Ecotherapy: Expanding the Benefits of the Healing Garden Natural View Urban View
  4. 4. Ecotherapy: Expanding the Benefits of the Healing Garden Length of Hospitalization (Surgery to Discharge) 8.70 7.96 Patient Mental State (Negative Comments to Nurses) 3.96 1.13 Pain Management (Frequency and Type of Medications) High & Strong Low & Weak Narcotics Aspirin STUDY SUMMARY: BRICK WALL COMPARED TO NATURAL VIEW notes notes days days
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  8. 8. Ecotherapy: Expanding the Benefits of the Healing Garden Picture of Tree View of Tree
  9. 9. Ecotherapy: Expanding the Benefits of the Healing Garden REDUCES PSORIATIC SYMPTOMS IMPROVES BONE DENSITY REDUCES CANCER RISKS IMPROVES NUTRITION COMBATS OBESITY LOWERS STRESS / BP BOOSTS IMMUNE FUNCTIONS REDUCES DEPRESSION
  10. 10. Ecotherapy: Expanding the Benefits of the Healing Garden Calming and Active Therapeutic and Educational Accessible and Inclusive Public and Private Productive and Nourishing Connective and Economical
  11. 11. Ecotherapy: Expanding the Benefits of the Healing Garden ECOTHERAPY PROGRAM RESOURCE INPUTS PROGRAM OUTPUTS PATIENTS+COMMUNITY (Labor) CLINICAL (Treatment Plans) FACILITIES (Land) REDUCED RECOVERY TIME PROPERTY VALUES NUTRITION + EDUCATION COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PATIENT SATISFACTION STAFF SATISFACTION
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  21. 21. Ecotherapy: Expanding the Benefits of the Healing Garden U10 SOCCER FIELD (FOR REFERENCE) ` UNINTERRUPTED VIEWS AND ACCESS TO NATURAL/ LANDSCAPE AREAS FOR PLAY, THERAPY, RESPITE AND EDUCATION PLAYGROUND/ THERAPY ZONE PUBLIC PLAZA COOPER’S HAWK NESTING ZONE: POTENTIAL FOR OBSERVATION TRAILS AND/OR BOARDWALKS 100’ 200’300’ EAST LOT WEST LOT SECONDARY/SERVICE VEHICULAR ENTRANCE MAIN VEHICULAR ENTRANCE PHASE I UNINTERUPTED VIEWS OF BUILDING FROM WESTVILLE ALMONESSON ROAD GENEROUS LINEAR LANDSCAPE ISLANDS IN EAST & WEST LOTS FOR PROTECTED PEDESTRIAN CIRCULATION WITHIN PARKING EXTENDED WOODLAND CANOPY POTENTIAL FOR WETLANDS / VERNAL POOL EDUCATIONAL ZONE ALTERNATE PHASE II BUILDING SITE (IF SEPARATE BUILDING) PHASE II SECONDARY SERVICE ROAD ( WILL ONLY BE PROVIDED IN PHASE I IF REQUIRED BY COUNTY) UNINTERUPTED VIEWS OF FOREST FROM BUILDING
  22. 22. Ecotherapy: Expanding the Benefits of the Healing Garden WOOD METAL METAL GLASS STONE
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  28. 28. Ecotherapy: Expanding the Benefits of the Healing Garden L. Kent Doss AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Lean/Six Sigma Black Belt

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