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The Early Bird Deadline for Environments for Aging Conference
Ends Tomorrow March 7, 2014

The Environments for Aging Conference offers the latest strategies and ideas for creating attractive and functional living environments that meet the needs of our aging population. Join us for this comprehensive three-day learning experience, and you will return home with with a renewed, focused perspective on strategies and ideas for creating attractive and functional living environments that meet the needs of our aging population, both now and in the years to come.

With Early Bird Rates ending tomorrow, this is the perfect time to register and make sure to take advantage of the whole conference experience including the:
  • opportunity to earn up to 15 CEUs (13.5 EDAC CEUs)


Mark Your Calendars and Join Us for the Next Healthcare Facility Design Professionals Networking Reception & Educational Session

Thursday, April 17, 2014
4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Downtown Club,1100 Caroline Street, Houston, TX 77002

You are invited to come, meet and connect with CHD Affiliate members and the regional healthcare design community at the Healthcare Facility Design Professional Networking event in Houston.  An educational session, worth one EDAC/AIA CEU will be presented by:

Rebecca Hathaway, RN, MSN, EDAC
President, Bridgestar Consulting

Ms. Hathaway is the President of Bridgestar Consulting, and brings over 35 years experience in healthcare operational and executive leadership roles.  During the last several decades, her focus has been in master planning, site selection, project planning and management; and design processes related to operational efficiency and innovations in the delivery of healthcare. Rebecca is recognized as a visionary thought leader, creating transformation and innovation through the creation of high performance team(s), and the use of Lean methodology to leverage business opportunities and solve complex issues to achieve exceptional outcomes.
As the Senior Vice President for the Healthcare Practice at HMC Architects for five years, she provided client support in clinical, system and operational improvement, program development, and evidence-based design; contributing to the overall growth and diversification of the healthcare practice.  Most recently, as the Senior Operations Executive, Rebecca was responsible for the operational leadership during the design, development and construction of Temecula Valley Hospital; a 140-bed hospital (master planned to expand to 320 beds) developed as an Integrated Project Design (IPD) project using Lean methods.

This event is FREE to CHD Affiliate Members and CHD volunteers-
please RSVP here.

Other professionals can attend for a small donation of $40.

Sponsored by:


Stay Ahead of the Curve with Expanded
On Demand Educational Options

CHD is now providing more on demand webinars that include a line-up of today's leading healthcare thought leaders, covering a wide variety of topics and all provide AIA and EDAC continuing education units.  Having access anytime to affordable education is crucial in achieving professional development goals whle gaining inspiration to create design solutions that reduce facility operating costs.  

Some of the newly added on-demand webinars include:

  • Mitigating Falls Risk in Hospitals: Evidence Based Design Recommendations
    Margaret Calkins, PhD
  • New Rules for 21st Century Healthcare Design
    Robin Guenther, FAIA, LEED AP, EDAC and Blair Sadler, JD
  • Implementing LEAN Strategies and the 8 Steps of Evidence-Based Design at Central Washington Hospital
    Cyndi McCullough, EDAC, RN, MSN and
    Bethany Friedow, EDAC, MS

To see a complete listing of on demand ICONS and Innovators webinars, click here.

These webinars are accessed through Vimeo where you will need to create a free user account, (enter email address and password), prior to viewing a webinar.

Individual:  $90.00
Organization:  $180.00


Healthcare Design's 14th Annual Architectural and Interior Design Showcase Issue
Reserve your space for consideration in this showcase issue featuring acute care projects by March 14, 2014.  More information here.

Healthcare Design Academy
Save the Date - the next regional Healthcare Design Academy providing educational sessions and resource connections for architects and facility administrators, is June 19 - 20, 2014 in Portland, Oregon. More information here.

Healthcare Design 2014: Better Care Through Better Design
Mark your calendars and check out the four hotel choices for Healthcare Design 2014 - November 15-18, 2014 at the San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA, here.



A Visual Reference to Evidence-Based Design
A must-have EBD resource, Jain Malkin's lively writing style makes research read like an adventure story with fascinating discoveries at every turn. Learn more here.



CHD Offers Strategic Support with Research Advisory Services
New service provides access to vast resources and full set of services from simple project requests to customized research studies. Learn more here,

EBD Journal Club
Did you miss the any or all of the last three EBD Journal Clubs?  Not to worry, you can watch them all here.



About Us:
The Center for Health Design is a nonprofit 501c(3) whose mission is to transform healthcare environments for a healthier, safer world through design research, education and advocacy.

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