The Midway Point: Progress Continues on Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital and Research Centre’s New Karachi Facility

For several decades, Schmidt Associates has maintained a working partnership with The Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital and Research Centre (SKMHRC) in Pakistan. Spearheaded by distinguished physicians Nausherwan Burki, Faisal Sultan, and Aasim Yusaf, the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital and Research Centre has taken the lead in establishing a network of cutting-edge cancer treatment facilities across […]

Integrating Modular Wall Systems in Healthcare Settings

Modular wall systems have long been available in workplace solutions for commercial office and retail facilities, and now these systems are becoming more widely used in healthcare settings because of shorter building times, sustainable building practices, and flexibility. In the end, these reasons alone cannot only save health systems time and money but may also […]

Considerations For Effective Behavioral Health Facility Design

There’s been a concerning trend in mental health over the last few years that has challenged existing and overburdened behavioral healthcare modalities. Consequently, providers are responding with increased treatment options to address addiction, depression, and stress disorders, which have increased since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Today, caregivers across the country are addressing the growing need […]

Designing the future of cancer care

The big C. For patients and their families, the word is tough to process. In 2020, 18,093,716 cases were diagnosed globally in 185 countries, according to the American Cancer Society. In the Middle East, there were 463,675 new cases, accounting for 2.4% of the global incidence, as stated by JCO® Global Oncology. Certainly, becoming a […]

Health Equity: Partnering to Improve Access

The COVID-19 pandemic has emphasized profound weaknesses in healthcare and the inequities that have traditionally pervaded it. The virus has highlighted gaps and exacerbated them. Decades of widespread dependence on employment-based coverage meant Americans could lose coverage if they changed or lost their jobs. Layoffs show that as many as 7.7 million workers and 6.9 […]

Exploring Healthcare Education: IU Student Outreach Clinic

Minutes from downtown Indianapolis sits an Eastside neighborhood where access to healthcare proved challenging. Many residents often went without. But, thanks to a partnership between the Indiana University School of Medicine, the Neighborhood Fellowship Church, the Butler University School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and the University of Indianapolis Krannert School of Physical Therapy, residents […]

Using Biophilic Building Design to Improve Patient Outcomes

Whether it’s home, work, school, or elsewhere, we spend more than 90 percent of our time indoors today. When everything from the furniture we sit on to the sources of our light are artificial, it is easy to lose the connection to the natural world that we need as human beings. This can have a […]

Taking Control of Energy Costs in Your Healthcare Facility

Healthcare organizations must juggle numerous priorities—clinical outcomes, patient satisfaction, infection control, revenue cycle management, and physician and staff satisfaction to name a few. This often leaves something like energy conservation near the bottom of the list. With patient care at the forefront, reducing energy usage may even seem counterintuitive. Building System Challenges Most healthcare facilities […]

Finding the Right Professional Partners for Your Mission-Based Organization

Mission- or value-based organizations—such as philanthropic organizations, non-profit colleges or universities, social service organizations, charitable foundations, and other not-for-profit entities—have additional considerations when looking for professional services partners. It’s not just about who can do the work best, but also who aligns with their brand and core values. Professional services partners can include any external […]