Is your hospital signage creating a positive experience for patients, visitors and staff? Are you effectively helping them find their way around the facility? Are your patient care signs improving safety, communication and efficiency for your attending physicians and nursing staff? Satisfaction with the quality and service your brand provides can directly affect your bottom line.
L&H Sign Company specializes in custom architectural signage for the healthcare, retail, financial and commercial industries, as well as municipalities, colleges and universities, churches, and many other types of organizations.
Headquartered in Reading, PA, we serve customers throughout Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio, the entire Mid-Atlantic region, and also provide rebranding services for nationwide businesses with headquarters throughout the U.S.
Why Healthcare Facilities Need Effective Signage
Hospital campuses, like airports, are usually quite large and spread out. Patients and visitors are usually anxious and are apt to get lost easily, especially if visiting for the first time. Their only concern is to get where they need to go, quickly.
If they spend an excessive amount of time hunting for a parking spot, walk to the entry point only to find that they are in the wrong place, and then get confused by unclear interior signage, they will remember it as a negative experience.
If an individual is looking for Unit B and, watching the colors change on walls, ceiling and/or floors, realizes that they have gone from a yellow area to a blue one, they will still be lost, and ultimately, in frustration, will look for signs; another frustrating, negative experience.
In addition to giving customers a poor experience that negatively impacts your brand, it can also be expensive. Research has found that it takes an average of two to four minutes of your staff member’s time to direct each individual who is lost. One study found that 8,000 hours were lost in an 800-bed facility by staff having to redirect patients and visitors to the correct destination.
How L&H Sign Company Can Help
L&H Sign Company offers 22 years of experience and an impressive list of successful large-scale sign projects in the hospital and healthcare industry. Whether you need outdoor monument signs for a facility that is set back from the road, well thought-out exterior or interior wayfinding systems can get visitors to their destinations with easy-to-follow signage and legible directions, donor recognition signs to pay tribute to benefactors, or patient care signs that can reduce nurse stress and footsteps, reduce patient safety risks, and improve communication between caregivers, we have the expertise you need.
We are also pleased to offer the patent pending Patient Care Sign, an ADA-compliant and fully customizable system designed to meet the needs of your facility, department, or unit. The system can help facilities achieve their National Patient Safety Goals and has an immensely positive impact on staff morale.
Examples of L&H Sign Company projects include:
- Doylestown Hospital
Working with this facility in the Philadelphia area, L&H Sign Company designed the theme of the signs, which featured copper and slate accents, and expanded it into exterior monument signage, vehicular and pedestrian wayfinding signage, and straightforward, simple, and clear interior pedestrian wayfinding signage.
- Penn State Milton Hershey Medical Center
Take a look at the exterior wayfinding signage developed by Corbin Design and L&H Sign Company to accommodate the needs of this expansive medical center. Clear messaging like this enhances the visitor and patient experience and eliminates frustration.
- Guthrie Health in New York and Pennsylvania
Studies have shown that the direct cost of preventable errors in healthcare facilities totals at least $20 billion each year. The Patient Care Sign (PCS) that L&H Sign Company implemented for three hospitals in the Guthrie Health system communicates critical patient information to the next doctor, nurse, or clinician.
For a hospital signage solution that complements your architectural environment, incorporates your brand identity, promotes safety, and is built to last, consider an architectural signage solution from L&H Sign Company. Get in touch with us at (610) 898-9600 to improve your patient and visitor experience.