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It's Conference Time

Here we are – one day before the start of Healthcare Design Expo & Conference. The four conference days are bound to go quickly, filled with inspiring keynote presentations, seeing old friends, making new friends and attending sessions to learn from the industry's best. Make sure you're getting the most out of your time and investment with these helpful tips:

1.  Comfortable shoes are an absolute must. Don't underestimate how hard all this is on your feet - you will cover more miles than you think. 

2. Download the HCD Expo & Conference app and schedule sessions to attend, booths to visit, meetings with exhibitors and more. 

3. Don't plan out every minute. Leave time for those happy surprises and coincidental meetings of friends both old and new.

4. Dress in layers. Even if it's warm outside, it can be cold inside.

5. Try new things – go to at least one session that seems outside of your domain.

Be well,

Debra Levin, Hon. FASID, EDAC
President and CEO


to join us at exclusive HCD sessions with top industry experts!


W01: Coaching Workshop: Practical Application of Evidence-based Design
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

W07: EDAC Exam Prep Session
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

VIP Reception & Auction
(members only)
6:00 - 8:00 PM

SUNDAY, NOV 3, 2019

E08: Telemedicine, Where We Are and Why The Built Environment Matters
9:30 - 10:30  AM

E22: Research Matters: 10 Picks for the Year
1:45 - 2:45 PM

MONDAY, NOV 4, 2019

I09: New Research and New Results: Go Behind the Scenes
9:45 - 10:45 AM

A20: EDAC Examination
11:00 - 1:00 PM

A23: The Owners Perspective: Key Insights Impacting the Future of Healthcare Design and Construction
2:00 - 4:00 PM

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
1300 S. Peters Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

Register for HCD Expo & Conference and then select the sessions you want to attend.

More information here



Free Tools & Resources

Population Health - Clinic Evaluation Tool

With support from the Kresege Foundation, we developed a standardized community health center evaluation tool that supports design for population health. This tool is designed to support both design and post-occupancy evaluation of built projects with respect to population health goals.

Access here.

Upcoming Events

Virtual and In-Person

See who's exhibiting at HCD Expo & Conference

11/2, VIP Reception at HCD Expo & Conference (invitations by email)

11/20, Webinar, When Children's Hospitals Grow Up: The Evolution of Pediatric Planning and Design

Over 100 On-Demand Webinars


Classic Resources

Ambulatory Care Design Tool

This tool provides design features that can be prioritized based on the goals, agreements, limitations of the design team.  Free!

On-Demand Webinar: Lighting Design for Behavioral Health Environments

Two lighting experts explore innovative behavioral health lighting strategies, review case studies, and current research and offer how to adapt lessons learned to provide friendlier environments. Free!

Industry News Briefs

Shaped by Nature: Reading Hospital Green Roof

Reading Hospital's 46-acre campus in West Reading, Pa., has seen significant change during its 100 years, expanding via a collection of additions, new entrances, infills and overbuilds. Through this, the surgical services grew across five buildings in a fractured arrangement that wasn't conducive to optimal patient care. In 2011, the hospital engaged Ballinger (Philadelphia) to con conceptualize options to consolidate the campus' surgical services.

Healthcare Design,

Considerations For Operations During Renovations

Hospitals are complex. Renovating hospitals is even more complex. Take into consideration existing medical systems, heat loads, and major utility shut-offs – not to mention the utmost priority that is patient care – in a dust-free, soundfree environment that seamlessly continues uninterrupted patient care. To do it well takes a village.

Colorado Real Estate Journal,

Exploring Biggest Maintenance Challenges Healthcare Facilities

Whether at hospitals, specialized care centers, nursing homes or any other type of medical center, healthcare facilities these days are constantly trying to find a balance between a wide range of equally important priorities. 

From the moment patients walk into the reception to the time they leave the premises, hospital administrators must ensure that every person receives high-qualtiy patient care, that their stay is free of infections, and tat the premises are secure and safe.

Healthcare Facilities Today,

Rising Up: Reducing Carbon Materials' Carbon Footprint

Sustainable design challenge: reducing building materials' carbon footprint: For may years, addressing energy in healthcare design has focused on reducing the energy required to operate buildings. This approach is important, as there are clear health benefits associated with lowering air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, both of which impact human health. Yet the energy efficiency of buildings can no longer be our only strategy when it comes to reducing a buiding's carbon footprint.

Healthcare Design,


The Center for Health Design would like to thank our partner:



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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