Knowing the Role of Your Hospital’s Physical Environment

With patient satisfaction ratings more relevant than ever to a hospital’s financial performance, hospital administrators are working to increase patient satisfaction scores. The hospital environment has a significant influence on those scores. At Eclipse Shutters, we offer  shutters designed with the needs of healthcare facilities in mind. How Do Hospital Design Features Impact Patient Satisfaction? Studies have shown that hospital decor and design can actually impact clinical outcomes and reduce stress for patients and their families. The more aesthetically pleasing and comforting the environment is, the more relaxed patients and their loved ones feel. The more comfortable the environment, the higher patients rate their satisfaction with the hospital in multiple areas — even those not directly related to their surroundings. Improved hospital design can also help reduce fatigue and stress among staff members. This can improve the level and effectiveness of care provided. Why You Should Consider Eclipse Shutters for Health Care Facilities Among their many advantages, they are perfect for medical facilities because they are:

  • GREENGUARD® Gold Certified
  • GREENGUARD® listed for microbial resistance
  • Durable yet low maintenance design
  • Easy to clean
  • NFPA701 Certified fire retardant
  • Child-safe design
  • UV resistant

Our faux shutters have the look and elegance of real wood shutters. However, unlike those shutters, they will not peel, warp or fade and never need to be refinished. All they need is cleaning with a mild soap and water. They are also energy-efficient and help keep out the heat or cold from the outside to help you control the room temperature. The Importance of a Room with a View shutters can be adjusted to let the maximum amount of sunlight in. Studies have shown that brightly-lit rooms and a view out the window can improve patient satisfactions and fight depression. In fact, in questionnaires, patients have indicated a preference for a window view of nature while hospitalized. Researchers have also found that in some cases, patients exposed to sunlight have less anxiety and pain, require less medication and sleep better. Of course, our indoor shutters can close to block sunlight and ensure privacy when needed. For more specifics on the sizes and types of shutters we offer for healthcare facilities and more details about their features, take a look at our brochure for healthcare industry customers. They are durable, easy to clean and come with a 25-year warranty. To find the Eclipse Shutters dealer closest to you, just fill out our online form.