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It's Not Too Late to Register for
The Emergency Department Workshop

Top industry leaders to provide insight into optimal patient flow, research-based processes, design interventions and strategies that improve clinical outcomes, quality of care, and patient safety and satisfaction.

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

Date: June 18-19, 2015



We have partnered with The American College of Emergency Physicians to bring you internationally recognized experts, who will explore technological and design innovations that address optimal patient flow, improved clinical outcomes, quality of care, and patient safety and satisfaction. Get more workshop information, including the agenda here.


  • Benjamin Bassin, M.D., Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School
  • Cemal Sozener, M.D., Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School
  • Shari Welch, MD, FACEP, FACHE, EDAC, Practicing Physician, Independent Consultant, and a Research Fellow at the Intermountain Institute for Health Care Delivery Research
  • Michael P. Pietrzak, M.D., KMS, Senior Fellow, MedStar Institute for Innovation, Strategic Initiatives Consultant, HKS Inc.
  • J. Stephen Bohan, MD, MS, FACP, FACEP, Executive Vice Chair and Clinical Director, Emergency Medicine; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • James J. Augustine, MD, FACEP, Director of Clinical Operations at Emergency Medicine Physicians and Vice President of the ED Benchmarking Alliance
  • James Lennon, AIA, Senior Vice President, HKS, Inc., Design Team Leader HKS Team ED
  • Frank Zilm, D.Arch., FAIA, FACHA, Chester Dean Lecturer, University of Kansas School of Architecture, Design, and Planning

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Join Us In Boston for a Health Design Insights Event

Thursday, June 25, 2015
4:30 - 7:30 pm

Red Thread Showroom
22 Boston Wharf Rd
Boston, MA

Come meet and  connect with CHD Affiliate members and the regional healthcare design community for "Innovations in Healthcare Design" - 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 CHD Affiliate Members, Thought Leaders, and Thought Leader Guests - please RSVP here.  Other professionals can attend for a small donation of $40.





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New Investigator Research Award Applications Are Now Being Accepted

Submissions Due: September 14, 2015
Award Recipient(s) Announced: November 17, 2015

The New Investigator Research Award is designed to encourage more up-and-coming researchers to turn their attention to studying how the built environment impacts outcomes in healthcare. Created and funded by The Center for Health Design's Research Coalition, submitted proposals should examine the relationship between environmental design and healthcare outcomes in any healthcare setting, including hospitals, ambulatory care, behavioral health settings, senior living facilities and home based models of care.

Who Can Enter:  The award is open to Ph.D. students and other recent research degree recipients whose early contributions reflect their potential to create, promote, and disseminate research that supports therapeutic, safe, efficient, and effective healthcare settings.

Award Presentation: The Center for Health Design will present one award of $10,000 to a researcher in the early phases of their career. Additionally, the award recipient will receive free registration to attend the Healthcare Design Conference 2016 where they will have the opportunity to present their completed study; travel expense will also be covered by CHD. The award recipient will be designated a member of CHD’s Research Coalition for one year.

More Award Information Here

Download Award Application Requirements Here

The deadline for submissions to Shannon Roecklein at, is September 14, 2015 by 5 p.m. PDT.


Get 50% Off 
On-Demand Webinar 
“Life Indoors—The Design of the Built Environment’s Impact on Health and Wellbeing”, on-demand webinar is on sale for $45.00 for the month of May.  Get unlimited viewings for seven days from day of purchase and earn one continuing education unit for EDAC and AIA.  Purchase. 
EFA Call for Presentations
This premier event offers the latest and best information from thought leaders and innovators within the field of aging. Deadline for submissions - July 21, 2015 5 p.m. PDT.  More information here.
Early Bird Savings for Safety Risk Assessment Toolkit Workshop: 
Join us July 23-24, 2015 at the Hilton Penn Station, Newark, New Jersey, for a workshop that explores how to make informed and balanced building design decisions utilizing the CHD Safety Risk Assessment Toolkit.  Space is limited.  More information including the agenda here.


Improving Healthcare with Better Building Design
This book includes stories that will educate and inspire you to incorporate proven design innovations into your new construction or renovation plans that create the optimal healing environment for patients, staff, and visitors. Read more here.
Free Design Guide Now Housed on FGI Website
The National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (NAPHS) and the Facility Guidelines Institute (FGI) are pleased to announce a transfer of the Internet home for the Design Guide for the Built Environment of Behavioral Health Facilities. More information here.
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.
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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