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The Center for Health Design


Upcoming Webinar to Explore Use of
Lean in Emergency Department Planning and Design

Thursday, April 10, 2014
11:00 AM PDT/ 2:00 PM EDT
(webinar one hour in length)

Marvina Williams, RN, BSN, Lean Black Belt, Clinical Operations Specialist, Perkins+Will, explores the application and use of Lean principles in the planning and design of the emergency department through case studies. Get an overview of Lean and how it may be used as an essential design tool. Webinar attendees will examine individual case studies including project background, Lean principles applied, results achieved and examine:
  • simulation modeling as a method for determining facility size of an ED
  • the impact of an operational process on space that improves the efficiency of patient wait times
  • process modeling that informs the size of waiting spaces
  • clinical processes that inform the design of the emergency department
Webinar participants can receive one continuing education unit through the American Institute of Architects and The Center for Health Design's EDAC program.  The CEU verification forms will be available for download during the webinar.


 Individual View:  $90.00 (one viewer at one location)
 Group View:  $180.00 (unlimited number of viewers at one location)

CHD Affiliate Members receive 20% discount -
Note: You must be signed in to the CHD website to get discount

Join Us in Houston 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 continuing education unit through the American Institute of Architects and The Center for Health Design's EDAC program, will be presented at 4:30 p.m. with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres immediately following. The educational session will be presented by:
Rebecca Hathaway, RN, MSN, EDAC
t, Bridgestar Consulting

“Driving Value by Embracing Integrated Project Delivery”
nge is constant, necessary, natural, and for the majority of us, uncomfortable.  Change occurs all around us including; the cycle of life, seasons, tides, economic indicators, technology, national security, relationships, our moods, e-mail addresses, and in what we do and how we choose to do it.  Each of us seeks to be part of something bigger than ourselves,  that provides meaning, and that adds value. This is true in both our personal and professional endeavors. The delivery of healthcare, design, construction and the methods available to deliver projects are no exceptions.  The presentation will provide an overview of Integrated Project Delivery, (IPD), and the value to owners, designers, constructors, and patients.  The principles will be discussed with the backdrop of the current and future healthcare environment.  The tools, results, and unintended consequences will be also discussed in the context of a recently completed project.

Learning Objectives


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:


Tarkett Joins the Pebble Project to Explore Flooring Solutions

Tarkett is the latest organization to join The Center for Health Design's Pebble Project.  As a Pebble Partner, Tarkett will research, define and share best practices and applications in healthcare flooring.

The Pebble Project provides partners a place to come with their goals, questions, and challenges; share and learn from the experiences of counterparts around the country and world; and, with expert guidance from The Center for Health Design’s consultants and research staff, measurably improve patient and worker safety, clinical outcomes, enviornmental performance and operating efficiency.  Pebble Partners receive tools that support and validate the design decision-making process, while expert guidance encourages a visionary spirit of collaborative change.

"Collaborative partnerships are a crucial part of the foundation of our healthcare program. This new alliance as a Pebble Partner enables us to have a more thorough understanding of all the processes and considerations in the healthcare built environment," said Cynthia Hubbell, director of healthcare development for Tarkett. "Through this relationship, we have access to the innovations, trends and thought leaders in healthcare, which helps us deliver floor system solutions that meet the patient-centered needs of today's healthcare industry."

Discover more about floor covering research findings, industry standards and best practices in a flooring paper funded by Tandus, now a part of the Tarkett family, found in our Knowledge Repository.

To learn more about the Pebble Project’s community of organizations that are building economically sustainable, optimal healing facilities, contact Mark Goodman at or call 925-521-9404 ext. 120.


Early Bird Savings - Functional Program Workshop
Join us in New York for a functional program workshop and work with members of CHD’s Environmental Standards Council (ESC) to understand how the functional program will help your planning process, not hinder it. Save with early bird registration.

Environments for Aging
2013 senior care competition winners highlighted in EFA landscape architecture plenary panel at EFA Conference in Anaheim, CA on May 3 - 6, 2014 at the Disneyland Hotel.  More information.

Healthcare Design 2014: Registration Now Open
Super saver rates are now available for Healthcare Design 2014 - November 15-18, 2014 at the San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA. Save up to $415 by registering early here.



A Visual Reference to Evidence-Based Design
A beautifully illustrated, must-have EBD resource, Jain Malkin's lively writing style makes research read like an adventure story with fascinating discoveries at every turn. Chapter 1 is available for download - FREE. Learn more here.

CHD Offers Strategic Support with Research Advisory Services
Gain credibility and a competitive edge with support and access to resources from simple project requests to customized research studies. Learn more here,

On-Demand ICONS and Innovators Webinar Library Increases Offerings
With over 20 on-demand webinars, there are now more CEU choices. Watch any or all on-demand ICONS and Innovators webinars at your convenience, 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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Become EDAC Certified, Join our Community of Affiliates; Become a Pebble Partner; Add to our Knowledge RepositoryDonations make a difference; Watch our on demand webinars; Ask us about volunteer opportunities. Like us on Facebook; Contact us.


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