Humanizing Healthcare: Fitness/Wellness Centers as the Community Locus for Health Promotion

Jul 01, 2003

New trends are shifting the focus of the U.S. healthcare delivery system toward outpatient care delivery as well as health promotion and wellness. The emergence of hospital-based fitness/wellness centers dovetails with these trends. Two examples of the design of fitness/wellness centers and implications for healthcare architecture are discussed.

J. Thomas Seymour, AIA
Presented at: 
Design & Health World Congress & Exhibition (WCDH 2003, Montreal)
Published & professionally reviewed by: 
The International Academy for Design and Health

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