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The Center for Health Design


Early Bird Rate  Extended for Pebble in Practice Workshop: 
"How To Make the Functional Program a Recipe for Success"

Date: Friday, May 30, 2014

Location: Steelcase WorkLife Center
4 Columbus Circle
New York, New York 10019
Enjoy Early Bird Rate: $355.00 now through April 25, 2014

$395.00 - after April 25, 2014

Has the functional program been making your head spin?  Have you wondered why it’s required in the FGI Guidelines?  The functional program considers the key components and stakeholders for creating a successful project that meets an organization’s strategic goals and bottom line. Work with members of
The Center for Health Design’s Environmental Standards Council (ESC) to understand how the functional program will help your planning process, not hinder it.  

This interactive one-day workshop, will dive deep into the functional program’s intent and purpose through application. Attendees will work in groups to create a functional program for a fictional scenario with guidance from the workshop faculty.  The goal of the workshop is for attendees to leave with an understanding of how functional programs are actually generated, as well as the benefit and opportunity a functional program can provide.  Additionally, ideas and key considerations that result from this workshop will be incorporated into the work of the ESC towards recommendations for the 2018 FGI Guidelines.

More information here including learning objectives, agenda and presenters.

Join us for this interactive, deep dive experience and understand how
the functional program will HELP your planning process, not hinder it!

Special thanks to our workshop sponsor:


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

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Herman Miller Showroom
600 14th Street, NW
Suite 700

Washington, DC

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 Washington DC.  An educational session, worth one EDAC/AIA CEU, titled, "The Transformative Ambulatory Care Model, An Interim Report for the Healthcare Facility Design and Construction Community" will be presented by Adrian Hagerty, AIA, LEED AP,  at 4:30 p.m. with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres immediately following. 


This event is FREE to CHD Affiliate Members and CHD volunteers -
please RSVP by May 14, 2014, here.

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

More information including learning objectives can be found here.

Questions?  contact Callie Unruh, Membership Development Manager, at, or 925.521.9404, ext 121.

Sponsored by:


Free Webinar in Partnership with The Advisory Board
Highlights How to Strengthen Inpatient Performance through Facility Innovation

Thursday, April 24, 2014

10:00 am PDT/ 1:00 pm EDT

Designing the Evidence-Based Hospital

  • What do you really need to know about evidence-based design and the role of the built environment in improving the quality of care for patients and families within the hospital?
  • In which inpatient areas will evidence-based principles have the most impact for providers under new value-based delivery and payment models?
  • In what ways can hospitals, architects, and contractors work together to evaluate, prioritize, and apply design research in future infrastructure projects?

Join Ellen Taylor, AIA, MBA, EDAC, director of research at The Center for Health Design, and Patrick Testa, MHSA, EDAC, Consultant to the Advisory Board's Facility Planning Forum, to explore architectural principles in the inpatient space that improve clinical safety, patient-centered care, and staff effectiveness. By the end of the session, you’ll be well-versed in evidence-based design trends and concepts, and you'll know why they matter today.

Photo by Tom Bonner for Palomar Health


Environments for Aging
Over 40 educational sessions found in eight tracks provide the opportunity to get up to 15 CEUs at EFA Conference in Anaheim, CA on
May 3-6, 2014 at the Disneyland Hotel. 
More information.

Center for Active Design Presents First Annual Awards
Winners of the Center for Active Design's first annual Excellence Award will be recognized in New York City on May 19, 2014.  More information here.


Early Bird Savings - Pebble in Practice Emergency Department Workshop
Join us in San Francisco for the emergency department workshop June 19-20, 2014, and work with nationally recognized experts to address the challenges faced with increased volume and staffing shortages. Save with early bird registration.


Healthcare Leadership Tools
Get inspirational examples of the exponential value of proactively engaging multiple disciplines in creating safe and effective environments for care, in this free white paper, "Culture Change and Facility Design: A Model for Joint Optimization".

A Living Library
The Knowledge Repository provides a one-stop, complete source of healthcare EBD research and as such will continue to grow and develop as healthcare design evolves.  Stop searching, start finding.

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.

Looking for ways to support our work?
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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