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The Center for Health Design


Healthy Soundscapes:
Bridging the Gaps between Engineering, Architecture and Medicine

Thursday, September 11, 2014
11:00 am Pacific / 2:00 pm Eastern

Healthy soundscapes are paramount to the missions of hospitals: patients need to sleep and heal without unnecessary environmental stressors; staff, patients, and family need to communicate accurately but privately and staff need to be able to localize alarms and calls for help. The topic of healthcare acoustics has gained increasing attention over the last decade and there is growing evidence of the potentially negative effects of poor soundscapes on hospital occupants.

Join Erica Ryherd, PhD, LEED AP, Assistant Professor, Architectural Engineering Program, University of Nebraska – Lincoln as she: 

  • Describes the nature and complexity of hospital acoustic environments
  • Provides various methods of measuring and quantifying hospital acoustic environments
  • Illustrates how occupants are impacted by hospital acoustic environments
  • Explores design and administrative strategies for improving hospital soundscapes

To learn more about the webinar and for a detailed biography, click here.

New York - Join Us at a Healthcare Facility Networking &
Design Event / Pecha Kucha in Two Weeks

Thursday, September 18, 2014
4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Steelcase Showroom
4 Columbus Circle
New York, New York 10019

What's Pecha Kucha?  It's an informal, energetic, creative, short format presentation, and it's what attendees to our New York Healthcare Facility Networking & Design event will experience. A short panel discussion will follow the  "Innovations in Healthcare Design" Pecha Kuchas, (worth one EDAC/AIA credit), and we'll wrap up the evening with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres overlooking Columbus Circle and Central Park.Come meet and  connect with CHD Affiliate members and the regional healthcare design community and watch a Pecha Kucha!  

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.

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Enjoy $30 Off 30 On-Demand Webinars for 30 Days

During the month of September, you can get $30 off any of the 30 ICONS and Innovators on-demand webinars.  

That's 30 on-demand webinars filled with practical tools and ideas for the entire healthcare design industry, that include an exclusive line-up of today's leading healthcare thought leaders who are influencing the future direction of the industry.

Watch any or all of these webinars at your convenience, anytime, anyplace.  Once purchased, each webinar is available for unlimited viewing for seven days.  Offer them to your team as a professional development program that can be viewed from the convenience of their home or office - they're an ideal way to receive continuing education credits.

Regularly $90 - these on-demand webinars are on sale for $60
through September 30, 2014

Read detailed webinar descriptions and purchase any or all here.


EBD Journal Club
Free and open to all, join us October 1, 2014, for
"The Role of Flooring as a Design Element Affecting Patient and Healthcare Worker Safety" discussed with host Sheila Bosch, PhD, LEED AP, EDAC and author Debra Harris, PhD. Register here.


Take the EDAC Exam Risk Free!
HCD conference attendees have the opportunity to take the EDAC Exam at conference and take advantage of a 10% discount + risk free offer - you can retake the exam once at no charge if you do not pass.  Register by October 6, 2014 to avoid a walk in fee, use code HCD14.
Pebble Partner Colloquium
Pebble Partners:  RSVP and join us in Atlanta, GA., October 7-9, 2014.  Tours include the new Paulding Hospital, the East Cobb Health Park campus and SimTigrate Design Lab at Georgia Institute of Technology.  Watch your email for hotel booking information and RSVP link.



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.

A Visual Reference to Evidence-Based Design
Now on sale for a limited time for $50 - that's $149 savings! 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. Get yours here.

CHD Offers Strategic Support with Research Advisory Services
Get access to access to vast healthcare design resources and research data, the services of a top-notch research team, and industry-wide best practice knowledge.
Learn more 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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