Judy Bogen, founder of Place2Heal
When people undergo treatments for serious illnesses, they and their families often feel fear and stress. These feelings have been shown to impact recovery and can understandably affect the well-being of patients, their caregivers, and families.
Place2Heal redesigns treatment spaces using proven international best practices to create a warm and healing environment in order to reduce negative feelings, and encourage significant change in people’s lives.
I consult with architects, interior designers, medical professionals and patients to engage all of the senses through lighting, acoustics, visuals, texture, and refreshments. This supports the patient during treatment, as well as afterwards by replacing some of the stress and fear associated with illness with strength and positivity.
Medical studies from around the world, show that a person’s environment has a direct impact on their mood and ability to heal. According to Prof. Roger Ulrich, one of the leading researchers in the field of evidence-based healthcare design, spaces that induce a pleasant feeling, recall nature, and provide comfort; promote healing in the body which in turn can lessen pain, improve recovery outcomes, and lower healthcare costs.
From my own experience in outpatient treatments, and in consultations with patients and professionals, I have seen the positive and negative effects treatment rooms can have on recovery. From the lack of sunshine in a windowless room to six hours in an uncomfortable chair, it is becoming increasingly obvious to the medical establishment that surroundings matter in treatment.
Place2Heal will expand over time beyond the walls of treatment rooms to provide other vital services to outpatients encouraging optimal healing.
Please join me in creating an optimal healing environment for outpatient care in Israel.