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The Early Bird Rate for Pebble In Practice Workshop
The Emergency Department - Considerations for Innov
ation & Strategic Design Ends Soon!

Early Bird Rate - $625.00

After May 16, 2014 - $695.00

Date: June 19-20, 2014

Location: American Institute of Architects Chapter Office
130 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94104

Workshop Agenda and Presenters

Nearby Hotels

Designing a new or renovating an existing emergency department is a high stakes opportunity.  Today, more than ever, emergency department directors balance a range of competing priorities, including;

  • increased volume and patient acuity
  • primary care staffing shortages
  • overcrowding
  • delayed “up-stream” throughput, and other system bottle-necks

These challenges are coupled with the need to continually adapt to ever changing technology, ensure emergency preparedness and deliver in an era of accountable care.

Taught by nationally recognized experts, this workshop offers a review of design methodologies and benchmark challenges inherent in today’s emergency departments.  Attendees will learn how to quantify and measure those challenges and explore innovations, processes and facility-based solutions. Attendees will obtain insight into optimal patient flow, researched-based process, design interventions and strategies that improve clinical outcomes, quality of care, and patient safety and satisfaction.

We would like to thank our workshop sponsors:

This Workshop is produced by The Center for Health Design Pebble-in-Practice Initiative, in conjunction with The MedStar Health Institute for Innovation (MI2), and the represented faculty.

Make Sure to RSVP for Next Week's 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, Sponsors and
Sponsor Guests
- please RSVP here.

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

More information including learning objectives can be found here.

We would like to thank our sponsors:

There's Still Time to Register for the 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


Cost:  $395.00

This one-day interactive Pebble in Practice workshop will provide attendees with a thorough understanding of the key components and stakeholders required for creating a successful project that meets an organization’s strategic goals and bottom line.  Utilizing a fictional case scenario, attendees will work directly with the presenters who will share the owner's, the AHJ's and the design team's perpective.

Providing attendees with architecture, site and building planning key considerations from the design team's point of view are:

Alberto Salvatore, AIA, NCARB, EDAC
Co-founder and Principal, Salvatore Associates

With over 30 years of experience in healthcare architectural master planning, programming, department planning, and design, Alberto has successfully lead teams nationally and internationally on projects large and small. Over this time, he has come to understand and define the Physical Environment as only one of the system of components that define the Environment of Care that is required to be addressed in the design of Spaces and Places that support the wellbeing of our communities and care givers.

Principal, SMITH | GreenHealth Consulting, LLC

Trained as a landscape architect and an architect, Jerry Smith is Owner/Principal at SMITH | GreenHealth Consulting, LLC, based in Columbus, Ohio and licensed in New York. Jerry’s impact on the healthcare design industry is evidenced in the significant appointments and contributions he has made to transformational industry organizations, including the Environmental Standards Council of The Center for Health Design, the Steering Committee of the Green Guide for Health Care, the Technical Core and Human Health & Well-being Committees of the Sustainable Sites Initiative and the Board of Directors of the Ohio Chapter of the US Green Building Council. 

Other workshop faculty include:
  • Thomas M. Jung, RA, CEO, Facilities Guidelines Institute
  • Richard Thomas, AIA, MBA, Senior Director for Capital Planning, Weill Cornell Medical College

Full Agenda and Faculty Bios Here

We would like to thank our workshop sponsor:


The Center's Research Advisory Services -
Research Expe
rtise When You Need It

Access to research and best practice knowledge provides a competitive edge to healthcare design practitioners, providers and product manufacturers in today’s market. However, interpreting and implementing research findings can be extremely daunting to those without research training. Likewise, firms looking to launch their own research studies often benefit from advice on research design in order to use their resources more effectively.

The Center for Health Design’s Research Advisory Services provides the healthcare industry with quick and timely research advice as well as project management support. 

CHD’s team of experienced researchers can work directly with you in a variety of ways - from actually doing small research projects to providing much needed research support in many different areas including:

Literature Scans

    Literature reviews
    Design relevance documents
    Industry scan
    Healthcare issues synopsis
    White paper on topics of interest

Research Guidance

    Research project development/review
    Research brainstorming workshop
    Research proposal/protocol development
    Institutional Review Board process

    General research training
    Focused research training
    Database and literature management
    Research department set-up
    Research idea development

Tools and Metrics

    Tool identification
    Custom tool development
    Tool validation
    Virtual tool training
    On-site tool training


Webinar to Address Waiting Room Challenges
"The Wicked Problem of Waiting Rooms: It’s About People, not Process" will be presented by Barbara Huelat, FASID, EDAC, AAHID and Melissa Piatkowski, EDAC on May 22, 2014. More information here.

2015 EFA Call for Presentations
Now you can be a part of the 2015 Environments for Aging Conference.  The Call for Presentations is now open.  Submit your proposal for EFA 2015 by July 18, 2014 for consideration here.

Healthcare Design 2014:  Super Saver Rates Now Available
Mark your calendars and get registered for Healthcare Design 2014 - November 15-18, 2014 at the San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA, here.



Improving Healthcare with Better Building Design
This book includes stories that will educate and inspire you not only to build a new structure, but to create the optimal healing environment for patients, staff, and visitors. Read more here.


A Living Library
The Knowledge Repository provides a one-stop, complete source of healthcare EBD research with additional key point summaries (now over 265), being added monthly, it 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.

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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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