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    Downtown Clinic receives major — and attractive — transformation

The new lookof the United Neighborhood Health  Services Downtown Clinic — everything from the materials used to the  color schemes to the lighting — is meant to be calm and soothing. It  should be, given that its patients have lives that are anything but.
“Life on the streets is traumatic,” said Bill Friskics-Warren, UNHS  director of homeless services, when asked about the concepts to  transform the facility from an outdated and even depressing space to one  that is pleasant and functional. 
Nashville-based Smith Gee Studio handled design work for the clinic,  which just reopened and joins another updated member of its  neighborhood, Room In the Inn. 
“Transformation is probably a better word than renovation to describe  the changes the Downtown Clinic has undergone,” Friskics-Warren said.  “The space has been completely reconfigured to improve not just patient  care, but the entire patient experience — comfort, aesthetics, etc. — as  well.”  >read more<

    Downtown Clinic receives major — and attractive — transformation

    The new lookof the United Neighborhood Health Services Downtown Clinic — everything from the materials used to the color schemes to the lighting — is meant to be calm and soothing. It should be, given that its patients have lives that are anything but.

    “Life on the streets is traumatic,” said Bill Friskics-Warren, UNHS director of homeless services, when asked about the concepts to transform the facility from an outdated and even depressing space to one that is pleasant and functional. 

    Nashville-based Smith Gee Studio handled design work for the clinic, which just reopened and joins another updated member of its neighborhood, Room In the Inn. 

    “Transformation is probably a better word than renovation to describe the changes the Downtown Clinic has undergone,” Friskics-Warren said. “The space has been completely reconfigured to improve not just patient care, but the entire patient experience — comfort, aesthetics, etc. — as well.”  >read more<

     
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    Kara Gee, interviewed in Nashville Opera&#8217;s Curtain Call. Read the full interview here.

    Kara Gee, interviewed in Nashville Opera’s Curtain Call. Read the full interview here.