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THIS MONTH ONLY - Save 50% on 
"Implementing LEAN Strategies and the Eight Steps of
EBD at Central Washington Hospital"

This webinar explores how the methodology and results from the research conducted, impacted the design of the new patient bed tower at Central Washington Hospital. The integrated design team presents how the final design has affected not only the hospital occupants but the efficiency of the building itself.  

Webinar Presenters:

Cyndi McCullough, EDAC, RN, MSN, HDR, Inc.
Bethany Friedow, EDAC, MS, HDR, Inc.

Only $45.00 - a 50% savings for the
month of September (sale ends 9/30/15)

  • Unlimited viewings for seven days from day of purchase.
  • Earn one continuing education unit for EDAC and AIA 

Click here to see a complete list of ICONS and Innovators webinars available on demand (with CEUs). Watch any or all of these webinars at your convenience, anytime, anyplace.



 High Value, Exclusive Pre-Conference Sessions
Plus An Opportunity to 
Take the EDAC Exam Risk Free* 

Kick off your Healthcare Design Expo & Conference experience with these exclusive pre-conference sessions that explore the practical application of evidence-based design, and then get prepared for the EDAC Exam with a comprehensive study session taught by industy experts.   

Saturday, November 14, 2015

​"I found this inspiring, really exciting, I had no idea that there was this intelligent thoughtful and really amazing group supported by tons of research - a fantastic group of people and wonderful references."
Ann Showan-Slade, MD, consultant, 2014 Coaching Workshop attendee

  • The EDAC Examination Preparation Workshop
    (3:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.), is a comprehensive study session to help prepare for the EDAC exam by offering general information about the exam, the types of questions on the exam, a detailed review of the three study guides, an overview of the five domains included on the Exam Content Outline, a summary of key concepts and time for Q&A.

Monday, November 16

EDAC Exam 

11:00 am - 1:00 pm OR 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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 5, 2015 to avoid a walk in fee, use code HCD15. 

Here’s how: reserve your seat for the exam with your conference registration and then complete the exam applicationuse code HCD15 to receive the 10% discount (total charge for exam with discount is $319.50). Once you receive the "Notice to Schedule" your exam, you will need to select the "Gaylord National Resort & Conference Center" location on November 16, 2015.

*Those who don't pass will be allowed to retake the exam again at a later date for free. Exam must be retaken no less than two months and no more than 12 months after registration date.


Attention Healthcare Providers, Architects, Designers:
There's Still Time to Get 
50% Off EBD Book
"A must read . . . that helps design practitioners and their clients understand the practical and detailed implications of evidence-based design for healthcare facilities.  Bravo!"
Kirk Hamilton, FAIA, FACHA, EDAC
A Visual Reference for Evidence-Based Design, the definitive guide to bold, fresh approaches to patient care, is now on sale, but only for a limited time.  EBD Pioneer, Jain Malkin's lively writing style makes research read like an adventure story with fascinating discoveries at every turn.  Two themes - the patient experience and patient safety are interlaced throughout every chapter, making this a necessary reference for the entire healthcare community.  
This guide provides inspiration and answers to the daunting challenges facing healthcare organizations today: 
  • the rapidly escalating cost of construction 
  • pay for performance
  • patient safety initiaties
  • integraton of information technology
  • the re-engineering of patient care delivery and
  • figuring out what to build to optimize return on investment and enhance the patient's experience. 

All explained with over 300 annotated, full color project photos and space plans. 

Author Information:
Jain Malkin, CID, AAHID, EDAC, is founder of the firm Jain Malkin Inc., a leader in the field of evidence-based design for healthcare facilities. The author of several books on healthcare design, she consults from her studio in La Jolla, California. Malkin serves on the board of The Center for Health Design and lectures widely on excellence in healthcare facility design.  


Until September 30, this book is on sale for $99.00 - that's a savings of $100.00!



Fulfill Your CEU Requirements at HCD Expo & Conference
​The Healthcare Design Expo & Conference, November 14-17, 2015, attendees receive CE credits for participating in facility tours, keynotes, deep dive workshops, educational breakout sessions, and roundtable discussion groups. 
More information here.
AfH Phil Gusak Writing Prize 
The RIBA Journal is honoured to be partnering with Architects for Health for the second year on this important new writing prize: one aimed specifically at encouraging new design thinking in the health sector, and open to all. More information here.
NIghtingale Award Now Open for Submissions
Sponsored by Contract and Healthcare Design magazines in conjunction with The Center for Health Design, the Nightingale Product Design Awards recognize the best new products exhibited at the annual Healthcare Design Expo & Conference. Entries are now being accepted. Deadline is October 26, 2015. More information here.



Prepare for EDAC Exam with EDAC Prep Videos 
The EDAC Exam Prep Videos are a replica of the in-person study sessions presented at past Healthcare Design Conferences. Available on demand, you can view each video as many times as you want during the selected time period.
More information here
A Living Library
The Knowledge Repository is free and provides a one-stop, complete source of healthcare EBD research with additional key point summaries (now over 329), being added monthly, it will continue to grow and develop as healthcare design evolves.  Stop searching, start finding.
Safety Risk Assessment Toolkit 
The SRA toolkit helps healthcare design teams proactively identify and mitigate built environment conditions that may impact patient and worker safety in healthcare environments.   The PDF version of the toolkit is available free - get more information 
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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