Ranked 32nd on the list of the nation’s 100 best-performing health care networks in the country, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare (WFHC) is passionate about creating a comforting, home-like setting for patient care. ¬†Knowing that relaxing, uplifting surroundings can positively impact a patient’s wellbeing when receiving health care, WFHC and Forrer worked together to create an environment for WFHC’s new facility in Franklin, Wisconsin that feels more like a “home away from home” than a hospital.

By trading in the stark white walls and harsh finishes typical of a hospital setting and opting for warm colors, soft angles, and inviting patters, the new facility immediately puts patients and their families at ease. ¬†Incorporating brick and wood elements, as well as rich color tones, contributes to the “homey” feel of the waiting areas, chapel, and lobby. ¬†Combining these design elements with comfortable couches, cozy rocking chairs, and relaxing lounge areas results in the ultimate environment for quality patient care.