Healthcare Blog

Revealing the brain through light and sound

Revealing the Brain through Light and Sound Photoacoustic imaging sounds like science fiction.  It is a way to combine the speed and precision of light with the penetrating ability of sound to produce faster, sharper and more penetrating images of the brain than current technology such as MRI or PET scans. The developer is  Lihong […]

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Different cultures, same lighting

Different cultures, same lighting As a former designer specializing in healthcare and now working with healthcare professionals around the world on all sides of the spectrum one thing remains the same. Healthcare lighting is not just important in the United States it is universally important around the globe. Last week Cindy Vera, the VP of […]

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Patient-Centered Design

Simulating The NICU Experience The Institute for Patient-Centered Design, a nonprofit organization established to give patients and families a voice in healthcare facility design, presented its second annual Patient Experience Simulation Lab (PESL) at the 2013 Healthcare Design Conference. The neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) was selected as the subject of the 2013 PESL, in […]

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Design Connections event

Design Connections Event We saw some familiar faces and met new friends at Design Connections.  The event brings together designers and manufacturers who are passionate about healthcare design for two days of conversation about how the built environment can promote healing. The designers were especially receptive to the idea of using light to help support […]

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Hospital lighting link to patient wellness

Design Experts Link Hospital Lighting to Patient Wellness Have you ever had the misfortune of staying in a hospital for an extended time? The nights are the worst part, aren’t they? It seems like only in hospitals can nights last for SO LONG. If prolonged inactivity and medication weren’t enough to make sleeping difficult, all through […]

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The “Dark” Side

When I first came to Visa Lighting, my colleagues asked me “why do you want to go into sales? Won’t you miss design?” and the truth is, of course I would. But I learned a long time ago that healthcare design is not just about the lighting, finishes or equipment that it’s about the people […]

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Allegro LED

Allegro LED Lighting Allegro styles accent today’s Traditional, Contemporary or Industrial Modern Trends. The versatile design makes Allegro ideal for many applications including hospitality, senior living, and multi-family. Allegro is a low-energy LED fixture that evokes the look and feel of traditional incandescent products. This fixture is energy star listed and made in America.   […]

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Lighting for better patient outcomes

Lighting for Better Patient Outcomes Recent research studies indicate that when patients are comfortable, have control over their environment, and are in a home-like setting, they heal faster. Visa Lighting manufactures lighting fixtures with a residential look, inviting feel, and the multi-function patient control necessary to positively affect outcomes in modern healthcare. Join Lauren Roberts, […]

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Serenity video

Serenity Patient Room Lighting These fixtures create a unique aesthetic by distributing the multi-function performance lighting around a luminous frame while an illuminated center panel enhances the patient experience. This center panel affords a pleasing design for the environment and helps the patient to feel more at home while creating a serene visual distraction for […]

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Let there be light – and health

Let There Be Light – and Health Check out page 24 of the latest Architectural Products Magazine! “Let There Be Light – and Health”. Lauren Roberts, one of our Healthcare Market Development Managers, talks about our new Serenity product line and how it help patients heal, as well as improve moods and contribute to the […]

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Transforming the Patent Experience video

Transforming the Patient Experience With more hospitals and healthcare environments incorporating decorative design elements, innovative lighting solutions have never been more important. In this video, Visa Lighting’s Kathleen Packard discusses how lighting can positively affect the healing process, improve efficiency, and can provide significant cost savings for healthcare providers.     Transforming the Patient Experience […]

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Unity patient room lighting video

“We wanted to show how beneficial proper lighting can be for patients and healthcare environments,” said Kathleen Packard, Healthcare Market Development Manager of Visa Lighting. UNITY PATIENT ROOM LIGHTING VIDEO Creating a sense of calm, comfort and security are some of the goals for designing a healing environment for patients. “Designing an environment for patients […]

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