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The Center for Health Design


Get Early Bird Savings for The Emergency Department Workshop
June 18-19, 2015

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

Early Bird Registration:  $695.00
After May 15, 2015:  $795.00

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, benchmark challenges, and how to quantify and measure those challenges.  Come and explore technological and design innovations along with facility-based solutions. Obtain insight into optimal patient flow, research-based process, design interventions and strategies that improve clinical outcomes, quality of care, and patient safety and satisfaction.


  • ED directors, emergency service physicians, emergency department nurses and managers
  • Healthcare facilities and planning executives
  • Hospital executives with capital investments and emergency department oversight
  • Healthcare architects, planners, designers, and consultants 

In partnership with:

Mark Your Calendars and Join Us for the Next
Health Design Insights and Networking Event

Thursday, March 25, 2015
4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Downtown Club

1100 Caroline Street
Houston, TX 77002

Come meet and connect with The Center's Affiliate members and the regional healthcare design community for informal, energetic, creative, short format presentations, (worth one EDAC/AIA credit) at 4:30 p.m., followed by cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

This event is FREE to Affiliate Members, Thought Leaders, and Thought Leader Guests, please RSVP here.  Other professionals can RSVP and attend for a small donation of $40 here.

Thought Leader Partners:


Is It Possible To Decrease Patient Fall Injury Severity Using A Flooring Material ?

Join us Thursday, March 12, 2015 for a one hour webinar titled, "Playgrounds to Patient Rooms: Flooring and Patient Safety", and learn how important flooring material is to fall injuries and why on-site flooring studies are complicated to conduct.

Webinar presenters, Lori Dowling, President, ECORE Commercial Flooring and Terri Zborowsky, PhD, EDAC, Research Associate, The Center for Health Design, will explore why playground surfaces are required to have a force reduction factor, (in order to reduce the number and severity of head and other injuries among children), yet there is no such requirement for healthcare environment 
flooring. This webinar will discuss the critical role flooring material has on patient and resident falls and fall injuries. Come hear the latest in flooring research related to injuries and explore future research study needs.

For more information including speaker biographies and webinar learning objectives, click here

Thought Leader:


SRA Tools Featured in Upcoming Webinar
The Center for Health Design will present a toolkit to provide a systematic way of addressing the underlying conditions that may cause risk for adverse events in healthcare, March 19, 2015.

2015 Congress on Healthcare Leadership ACHE's Congress on Healthcare Leadership takes place March 16-19, 2015, Chicago, IL. More details here.


Going to EFA?
This year's Environments for Aging Conference, April 19 - 21, 2015 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront provides opportunities to network, go on community tours, find new products and services and have access to industry leaders. Learn more and get registered today.


HERD: Health Environments Research & Design Journal 
The new HERD Journal site is live and the Winter issue is available FREE for the next 30 days!
The Center's Research Services
Our 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.  More information here.
EBD Journal Club
Did you miss the any of the past EBD Journal Clubs?  Not to worry, you can watch them all 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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