In 1996, Congress passed HIPAA. This act basically makes it illegal for anyone to share your health information without your consent. So, if you go to the doctor to have a third eyeball removed from your back, they can’t sell pictures of the anomaly to the National Enquirer.
Part of protecting patients’ privacy is making it so people can’t look into your medical office and see who’s there. Woodland Family Medicine respects the privacy of their patients, so they called Specialty Graphic Solutions for window graphics for physician offices in Woodland, WA.
What’s Woodland Family Medicine? Do They Take Care of Animals?
If you go with the scientific definition of “animal,” then, yes, they do take care of animals…of the human variety. But, the Woodland in their name refers to the delightful town to our north. Woodland Family Medicine is the new second location of Ridgefield Family Medicine, a family medicine practice that was started by Dr. Josephine E. Drew and her colleagues over a decade ago. Today, they focus on providing personalized well-child checks, same-day appointments for urgent care, preventative care, minor surgeries, and much more.
When an enterprise that does so much to keep local residents healthy, happy, and productive came to us for window graphics for doctor’s offices in Woodland, WA, we didn’t think twice about helping. Their new location has giant storefront windows. For retailers, this would be great, but when you want to protect the privacy of patients, it’s a nightmare. Fortunately, our mighty sign makers knew just what to do.
How We Helped Our Woodland Friends
During an initial consultation, we got a good look at the new practice venue and listened to the client’s goals for the project. Essentially, they wanted window graphics that would give some privacy and a professional look to their front doors and windows. When we hear “privacy” and “window graphics,” we immediately think of frosted vinyl. Fortunately, Woodland Family Medicine was on the same wavelength. They were familiar with this vinyl option and were game.
After closely examining the marketing materials and signs used for the Ridgefield office, we noticed oak trees were used frequently. We decided to incorporate this into the window graphics’ design for the new office to keep the branding consistent. Once they approved of the design, we printed it on MacTac B-Free printable frosted vinyl. This is a favorite of ours since it allows us to create unique looks.
Once the design was printed, we installed it on the inside of the glass. We did this for a number of reasons. First, it would protect the vinyl from being vandalized from the outside, where vandals like to roam. Secondly, it created a very sophisticated and sleek muted image from the outside.
For the cut vinyl graphics featuring the doctors’ names and office contact information, we switched things up and installed the white opaque vinyl on the outside for easier readability. In the end, Woodland Family Medicine was completely happy with the work we did.
Would you like to make your facilities a little more private? Contact SGS today for a free consultation on frosted vinyl window graphics!