Author Archives: Robert Varisco

About Robert Varisco

Robert Varisco has been involved in Medical Architecture for the past 12 years where he has worked on many acute healthcare and clinical projects for healtchare organizations such as Kaiser Permanente, Hoag Hospital, Mission Hospital, and Cedars Sanai. Robert Varisco's belief in the utmost quality project, attention to detail, and client safisfaction is what he feels makes his projects a great success.

Dental Office Design – The Basics

June 19th, 2011

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Overview

In our history, Varisco Designs has designed many dental offices and wanted to share and contribute our experiences with the medical designing field.  First, we believe in general that dentists are sometimes more willing than the typical physician to build a more aesthetically appealing medical office.  We believe this to be the case due to dental patients belief that physically appealing teeth is of utmost importance, this translates into patients who are conscience of aesthetics.

With this fact given, dentists tend to desire an office that is attractive and less clinical in feeling.  Finishes and Features such as granite countertops, stone flooring, hardwood wall treatments, soffits and ceiling variations, accent lighting, frameless glass doors and windows, and high quality casework area all commonly seen in the best dental suites.  In the medical field, the closest comparison migh well be a plastic surgeon’s office, where patients area willing to spend electively and lavishly.  These patients expect that the doctor’s facility will reflect the high quality of care that they anticipate receiving.  The same is definately true in dentistry.

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Ambulatory Surgery Center’s – Not Your Typical Tenant Improvement

February 13th, 2011

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It never ceases to amaze us the amount of calls and questions we receive from our clients and physicians, looking to open a new or refurbish their existing Ambulartory Surgery Center, regarding the design and construction standards required by current Building Codes and State Accreditation / Certification for such a facility. These questions typically bring to light many other questions regarding the type of building construction and surrounding occupancies, total square footage of the ASC, number of O.R.’s, hours of patient stay, power back-up requirements, as well as the following items for State Certifications:

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Pyridium and Sheet Vinyl Flooring

May 10th, 2010

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Thinking of a Sheet Vinyl Flooring product for your next Urology project that will adequately combat the staining effect of Pyridium? Varisco Medical Designs would like to recommend Gerflor Sheet Vinyl Flooring Products.

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Varisco Medical Designs Enters the Blogging World!

April 6th, 2010

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I would like to give a Thanks to everyone for supporting Varisco Designs Medical throughout last year. It has definitely been a growing year for us full of busy times, an ongoing pursuit for creativity, as well as a search for new ideas to better serve our clientele through a challenging year. Everyone in support of us have made last year a success as well as the beginning of 2010! With that said, I am proud to introduce a new blogging feature to our website!

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