Woodlands Fabrics & Interiors to Transform Waiting Area at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital Breast & Bone Center

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Woodlands Fabrics & Interiors has been selected by the In the Pink of Health organization as the design team to transform the Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital Breast and Bone Center’s waiting area.

Woodlands Fabrics & Interiors has been selected by the In the Pink of Health organization as the design team to transform the Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital Breast and Bone Center’s waiting area.

Owner Nancy Charbonneau and design intern Kimberly Graff began working on the process last October and presented their design concept to the In the Pink of Health committee. After a final presentation to the Memorial Hermann Board of Directors and CEO, Woodlands Fabrics & Interiors was awarded the project.

Charbonneau tapped Graff to help with this job since she specializes in environmental design. She holds a B.S. in Psychology & Sociology from The University of St. Thomas. While studying Environmental psychology she found that interior design and psychology were tightly intertwined. Kimberly is currently working to become Evidence Based Design Certified. Charbonneau and Graff really focused on creating a design that feels soothing, supportive, and caring.

The installation will be complete this spring and will transform what is now a standard waiting area into a warm and inviting space designed just for women. “Right now, the area beyond the waiting room is like a spa, with a waterfall and warm robes,” according to Charbonneau. “We want that feeling to start from the moment women enter the waiting room with a beautiful and calm environment,” she added.

The design is a mixture of varying shades of pink, grays and black patterns for the wall finishes, carpet, draperies, lighting fixtures, and fabrics. A donor wall for local businesses is part of the project. Milstead Glass is donating the glass shelving for a cabinet in the space that will showcase promotional merchandise the group sells to raise money for the In The Pink organization. Karey Miller, a local photographer, is donating the floral photography that will be used for artwork in the room. Tiffany Alexander with Blank Canvas Design Studios will be donating her time for the faux painting for the new area.

The new space will also be used to feature the In The Pink organization and their mission. Since its inception in 2001, In the Pink of Health has generated more than $1.3 million to support breast cancer patients and their families in The Woodlands and surrounding areas. One hundred percent of the funds raised are allocated to three primary areas – education, technology and community outreach. Throughout the years, proceeds have allowed for the purchase of state-of-the-art screening and diagnostic equipment; access to free mammograms and care for underserved women; educational resources for newly diagnosed patients; and funding for a support program to work with children of those affected by breast cancer.

Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital Breast & Bone Center
While most women have heard the message that early detection is the key to surviving breast cancer, many still put off having regular mammograms. A comprehensive, state-of-the-art screening and diagnostic facility, the Breast & Bone Center provides quality health services with board-certified and dedicated breast specialists.

In an easily accessible and spa-like environment, 7,500 square-feet are dedicated to a full range of advanced screening and diagnostic services. This includes new digital mammography technology that is faster and more comfortable and provides physicians with highly detailed images to assist in diagnosis.

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