Carole J. Hyder was contracted to be on the design team for Hudson Hospital, Hudson, WI in 2003 during the initial construction of their new building and in 2012 during an expansion project.

Specific Feng Shui considerations that Carole used during the course of both projects:

  • Shape of building
  • Year’s influence on construction (Flying Star)
  • Determining the “heart” of each building
  • General flow through hallways and position of doors
  • Factors in in-patient rooms
  • Use of 5 Elements in key areas
  • Ideal place for meditation/prayer room
  • Placement of artwork
  • Relationship between existing hospital and addition of medical office building
  • CEO’s office layout
  • Ceremony to close out old hospital and initiate new one
  • Landscape considerations near front entry to hospital

Carole and designer Anne Smith wrote an article that was published in Contract Magazine in 2013. Read “Designing for Health” here.


About the Author, Carole Hyder:

Carole’s innovative work has been incorporated in hundreds of residential and commercial environments, with a recent focus on the healthcare industry. She has been the Feng Shui consultant for Hudson Hospital since 2003 and has consulted with several other healthcare establishments since that time as well.

She is founder and past president of the Feng Shui Institute of the Midwest, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating standards for practitioners, providing continuing education and community outreach. Carole is also an international speaker on various Feng Shui topics and has appeared regularly on TV programs in the Twin Cities area.

Besides authoring articles in countless publications, Carole has written three books: Wind and Water: Your Personal Feng Shui Journey; Living Feng Shui: Personal Stories; and Conversations with Your Home: Guidance and Inspiration Beyond Feng Shui.

She has also produced a video/DVD entitled The Science of Feng Shui: How and Why Feng Shui Works. Her recent collaboration with Grammy-winning producer and musician Jeff Bova has produced two CDs:  Harmonize Your Home and The Bridge Home, both created with the express intention of incorporating positive Feng Shui principles in the space.

In 1998, Carole founded The Wind and Water School of Feng Shui, a 7-month certification program for those interested in studying Feng Shui in greater depth. The School, licensed by the Minnesota Office of Higher Education, has graduated over 400 students since its inception and boasts an active student community.


Working with Carole Hyder to create Integrative Space™ in your healthcare facility is an innovative experience. Your space will take on a larger meaning than just looking good. In fact, your space will reflect your values and goals in a beautifully subtle way. Here are some ways to maximize the Integrative Space™ approach.