Ana Pinto-Alexander, RID, IIDA, EDAC, is the award winning Principal and Group Director for Health Interiors at HKS Architects.
When Ana became a parent of a sick child that needed help, it changed her life. She shares this incredible story with us, and talks about how this led her to design with greater empathy and hope, including the very hospital where her child had multiple surgeries.
When a bone marrow patient has to spend 30 to 40 days recovering in a sealed, germ-free room, there’s only so much TV she or he can watch, and only so much reading they can do. That’s when the fusion of hospitality and healthcare design help create a supportive, hopeful patient experience. Ana shares what’s happening at the leading edge of this fusion between hospitality and healthcare design.