In today’s healthcare industry, it can be a tricky pursuit to make your patients happy and healthy. While investing in new technology and equipment is one great way to create patient satisfaction, making sure your medical practice is inviting and comfortable is key to retaining patients. There are many ways to achieve this, but we’ve highlighted a few to get you started.
Nobody wants to sit in an uncomfortable chair as they wait for their doctor. It makes the minutes feel like hours, and when they leave the medical practice they’ll surely remember the unpleasant seating. Luckily, this is an easy problem to avoid. Simply invest in seating that patients can relax in before they meet with their practitioner. It’s also worth considering furniture that can withstand patients’ daily use.
Create a Positive Atmosphere with Art
Another solution to making your medical practice more patient-friendly is hanging art on the walls. In doing so, the tone can be shifted to have a more welcoming feel. It also allows practices to personalize their office so that it stands out from the competition. Practices can even build a sense of community by selecting pieces that are unique to the area or created by local artists.
Routine Deep Clean
While most medical practices will either clean their own offices or utilize the property’s cleaning staff, it may be a good idea to hire a separate cleaning crew. Professional cleaning companies will be more experienced and have the right tools and resources to handle whatever job you need. As your practice grows, you may even consider hiring a designated cleaning staff to deep clean areas daily.
Incorporate Natural Decor
Natural decor is another way to create a comfortable environment for patients. Potted plants, for example, offer three key benefits:
- Natural feel
- Beautify the room
- Studies have shown they create a sense of calm
A fish tank is also an excellent option to consider for your waiting area. It allows patients to calmly watch the fish swim by while listening to the gentle noise of running water. By integrating these into your practice, patients will be able to relax and pass the time as they wait for their doctor.
Hire a Decorator
If you don’t know what to look for or are too busy to decide on what to do to create a welcoming practice, it might be a good idea to hire a decorator. Their responsibility will be to make your medical practice more inviting by utilizing different color palettes, furniture, and key accessories to ensure patients would be okay with sitting in the waiting room.
Plaza Companies is Here to Help
Another important aspect of creating a welcoming medical practice is having the right space. Plaza Companies represents a leasing portfolio consisting of several million square feet of commercial, medical, and retail space. If you’re looking for space, we’re happy to help. Contact us today to learn how we can help you.