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 Noise Risks that Impact Patient Outcomes Discussed in -
"Curing the Noise Epidemic: How Loud is Your Design?"

Thursday, May 8, 2014
11:00 am PDT, 2:00 pm EDT

Webinar Presenter: Susan E. Mazer, Ph.D, President, CEO & Co-founder,
Healing Healthcare Systems, Inc.

Join Susan Mazer as she explores the pandemic of hospital noise, often leading to heightened anxiety and stress, medical errors, staff burnout, and HIPAA violations. For patients and families, quality of care is experienced beyond the hospital bed and often beyond the hospital room. The patient experience extends to what patients see, touch, taste, smell, and hear.

The auditory environment is the least controllable and the most pervasive, involving communications, technology, family dialogue, sounds of recovery and sounds of disease. This one hour webinar will embed the issues of noise as a critical outcome of health design and provide both insights and frameworks for creating a healing, restful environment.

Click here for more information including Susan's bio, EDAC/AIA CEUs available and webinar learning objectives.

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

CHD Affiliate Members receive a 20% discount -
Note: you must be signed into the CHD website for your discount to be automatically applied to your order.


Mark Your Calendars and RSVP for the Next
Networking Reception & Educational Session for
Healthcare Facility Design Profession

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.

Sponsored by:

Owner, Architect, Regulator, Landscape and Site Planner Perspectives Provided in:

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.

Highlighted Faculty:  Richard Thomas, AIA, MBA, Senior Director for Capital Planning, Weill Cornell Medical College

Join Richard Thomas as he presents workshop attendees with a fictional case scenario that will be used in a collaborative workgroup activity, with guidance from the faculty members who will offer the owner, architect, regulator, landscape and site planner perspectives. Attendees will gain an understanding of how functional programs are actually generated, as well as the benefits and opportunites they provide.  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.

Other workshop faculty include:

  • Thomas M. Jung, RA, CEO, Facilities Guidelines Institute
  • Alberto Salvatore, AIA, NCARB, EDAC, Co-founder and Principal, Salvatore Associates
  • Jerry Smith, FASLA, LEED AP, Principal, SMITH - GreenHealth Consulting, LLC.

More workshop information including the agenda and speaker bios can be found here.

Special thanks to our workshop sponsor:


Environmental Design Research Association Announces
The Center for Health Design as 2014 EDRA Award Recipient

The Environmental Design Research Association, (EDRA), announded the recipients of the 2014 EDRA Awards with The Center for Health Design winning the EDRA Organizaion Award for Excellence in Environmental Design, Research, Application or Education.  The purpose of this award is to recognize organizations whose work contributes to EDRA's mission to facilitate the creation of environments that are responsive to human needs and to encourage closer collaboration with them in the future.

Cited as "a rare organization for its extraordinary contributions to research, design practice, education and policy in Environmental Design Research, The Center for Health Design serves as an excellent example of others to follow." The award recognized The Center for advancing the Environmental Design Research field through:

  • Research - making a direct contribution to research or funding of research that has yielded important useful and practical results.
  • Practice - making effective use of environmental design research in creating environments that demonstrate exemplary performance in meeting human needs.
  • Policy - implementation of policy supported by environmental research that demonstrably affected environmental design.
  • Education – providing education and training in environmental research that significantly affected design professionals or advance the field of environmental design research.


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.

Make Sure to Get Early Bird Registration Rates for The Emergency Department Workshop
National experts to speak at ED workshop taking place June 19 - 20, 2014 in San Francisco.  Early bird rate ends May 16, 2014 - more information.


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



CHD Offers Strategic Support with Research Advisory Services
Get access to vast research resources and a full set of services from simple project requests to customized research studies. Learn 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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