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The Center for Health Design - Currents Newsletter

March 3, 2016

San Francisco Strong:
Health Design Insights Networking Event Brings Community Together 

Last week, a large gathering of the San Francisco healthcare design community met for a Health Design  Insights Networking Event. Speakers included Sheila Babnis with gapingvoid, presenting "Highlighting EBD Strategies: a Visualization Approach", Steven Steinberg with HGA Architects and Engineers, presenting "Living on the Edge: a Patient-Centered Medical Home Model in a Rural Setting", and Xiaobo Quan with Catherine Ancheta showcasing The Center's Design Insights & Strategies Tool.

After the presentations, a raffle was conducted and several books were given away, including Sustainable Healthcare Architecture by Robin Guenther and Gail Vittori.

A great surprise for the lucky winner of this book, Grace Hsu, Director of Design Management at Stanford University Medical Center, was being able to get her book autographed by Robin Guenther herself!

The evening ended with cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and a  chance to meet and talk with everyone who came. To see more photos of this event, go to The Center's Facebook page.

To attend a networking event in your area, register using the links in the right hand column "Upcoming Events".

Critical Workshop Defines the Future of The Emergency Department 

Register Today

May 11-12, 2016
Chicago, IL

Come meet and work with an expert faculty who will address a range of competing emergency department priorities, including:

  • optimal patient flow
  • research-based process
  • design interventions and strategies to  improve clinical outcomes, quality of care, and patient safety and satisfaction
  • how to employ proven physical design strategies and methodologies

How can you meet these priorities while at the same time address the need to continually adapt to ever changing technology, ensure emergency preparedness and deliver in an era of accountable care?  Obtain insight and answers in this 1.5 day collaborative workshop intended to enable ED professionals to employ proven physical design strategies and methodologies.

Who Should Attend?

  • Emergency department 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

Meet the faculty, download the agenda and learn about early bird registration savings HERE.



Produced in partnership with:

American College of Energency Physicians

Sponsored by:


The Center’s work is made possible with the funding support of our Thought Leaders:

Steelcase Carstens


Regional Networking Events are All About Community!

What’s new in healthcare design? What’s changing? Who’s doing what and where? And what do your local colleagues think about it all?

Join us for “Innovations in Healthcare Design” — your chance to catch up on the latest industry buzz, connect with colleagues in a casual setting over cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, and still get home in time for your favorite show. These regional networking events feature an educational session worth 1 EDAC/AIA CEU, and plenty of social time to meet and connect with the local healthcare design community. Click on the links below to register today!

Phoenix - March 16

Washington DC - April 14

Chicago - May 12

Boston - June 23 

New York - September 22



Three Choices to Reduce Hospital-Acquired Infections

Hospital-acquired infections (HAI) and other easily transmittable diseases are a serious concern in most facilities today. Implementing some of the latest best practices in your physical environment can help to minimize their impact—and help you get the best outcomes from your efforts.

Enjoy this free resource here.



We invite you

to submit your project for the 2016 Healthcare Design Showcase Issue

Each year, Healthcare Design magazine features a comprehensive compilation of architectural and interior design projects representing outstanding innovative design solutions in new or renovated healthcare environments around the world.

Reservations for the 16th Annual Healthcare Design Showcase issue are due 
March 31, 2016, with presentations due 
April 22, 2016. Submissions will include images (renderings, schematics, photos), site plan, floor plans, 
Q & A responses, and project narrative.




Design Thinking
Fusing design principles and science.

Innovation and Design Lab
“Living Laboratory” sparks innovation.

Trends in Hospital-based Population Health Infrastructure
Embracing Population Health Model

Physician-Patient Communication by the Numbers
Average length of physician/patient interaction = 10:10.

The Center for Health Design is a nonprofit 501c(3) organization whose mission is to transform healthcare environments for a healthier, safer world through design research, education and advocacy. Looking for ways to support our work? Contact us.

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