Sponsored by Mecho, Changemaker awards are given annually by The Center for Health Design at Healthcare Design Conference + Expo and the Environments for Aging Conference + Expo. The award honors individuals or organizations that have demonstrated exceptional ability to change the way healthcare facilities are designed and built, and whose work has a broad impact on the advancement of healthcare design.
Criteria: Individuals or organizations that have demonstrated exceptional ability to make change happen in how healthcare facilities are designed and built, and whose work has had a broad impact.
Eligible Nominees: Nominees can be, but are not limited to, design professionals, design firms, product manufacturers, healthcare professionals (including practitioners), healthcare institutions, healthcare facility owners, researchers, educators, authors, consultants, associations, association leaders, etc.
Past honorees include:
2023: Lorraine G. Hiatt, PhD, Environmental Gerontologist, ImprovAging™, given at Environments for Aging Conference + Expo, April 17, 2023. Click here to view the Changemaker Award Video Presentation.
2022: Ray Pentecost, DrPH, FAIA, FACHA, LEED AP, Director, Center for Health Systems & Design, Texas A&M University, given at Healthcare Design Conference + Expo, October 10, 2022. Click here to view the Changemaker Award Video Presentation.
2022: Margaret Calkins, M.Arch, PhD, EDAC, FGSA, Board Chair, IDEAS Institute, given at Environments for Aging Conference & Expo, April 4, 2022. Click here to view the Changemaker Award Video Presentation.
2021: George Tingwald, MD, AIA, ACHA, Administrative Director, Medical Planning Stanford Health Care - Planning Design and Construction, given at Healthcare Design Expo & Conference, October 25, 2021. Click here to view the Changemaker Award Video Presentation.
2021: Patricia Moore, Ph.D., President, MooreDesign Associates, given at EFA Expo & Conference, August 30, 2021. Click here to view the Changemaker Award Video Presentation.
2020: Cynthia McCullough, MSN, EDAC, Senior Clinical Planner, HDR
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2019: David Allison, FAIA, FACHA, alumni distinguished professor and director graduate studies in Architecture + Health at Clemson University
2019: Robert N. Mayer, PhD, (posthumously) given at EFA Expo & Conference
2018: Francis Murdock Pitts, FAIN, FACHA, OAA
2017: Mardelle Shepley, FAIA, EDAC, FACHA, LEED AP BD+C
2016: Jaynelle F. Stichler, DNS, RN, EDAC, NEA-BC, FACHE, FAAN and D. Kirk Hamilton, FAIA, FACHA, EDAC
2015: Roger Ulrich, PhD, EDAC, guest professor of Architecture at the Center for Healthcare Architecture at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden
2015: Jane Rohde, AIA, FIIDA, CHID, ACHA, AAHID LEED® AP BC+D, Green Globes CIEB Assessor, principal/ founder of JSR Associates, Inc., given at EFA Expo & Conference
2014: Avein Saaty-Tafoya, MD, MBA, HCM, EDAC, Chief Executive Officer, Adelante Healthcare
2013: MASS Design Group, Boston, MA
2012: Derek Parker, FAIA, RIBA, FACHA, Vice Chair Laguna Honda Hospital, Board Member Marin General Hospital, Co-Founder and Chair for The Medicapower Corporation, Senior Advisor for Aditazz
2011: John Kouletsis, AIA, EDAC, Vice President, Facilities Planning, National Facilities Services, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc.
2010: Cheryl Herbert, former President of Dublin Methodist Hospital, now Senior Vice President, Clinical Support Services for OhioHealth
2009: Eileen B. Malone, RN, MSN, EDAC, Colonel (Retired), United States Army
2008: Joseph G. Sprague, FAIA, FACHA, Principal and Senior Vice President, HKS
2007: Bev Johnson, President, Institute for Family-Centered Care
2006: Frank J. Sardone, ACHE, Bronson Healthcare
2005: Robin Guenther, FAIA, LEED AP, Guenther5 Architects
2004: Russell C. Coile, Jr., MBA
2003: Ann Hendrich, RN, MSN, Ascension Health
2002: Cynthia A. Leibrock, ASID, Hon. IIDA, Easy Access
2001: William H. Thomas, M.D., Eden Alternative
2000: Leland R. Kaiser, Ph.D.
1999: Robin Orr, MPH
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