Who's doing what, where and how in healthcare design? New research, tools, resources and events for you.
Share with a colleague   View in your browser.
SafeHinge Primera
The Center for Health Design
The Center for Health Design


See You Soon!

Our bags are (almost) packed and ready to go as the Center team gets ready to head off to another Healthcare Design Conference.

New Orleans is an emblematic location for this gathering, renowned for its rich history, vibrant sense of community, diversity and resilience.

Like New Orleans, we are a diverse, vibrant, and resilient community. And while its history may reach a little deeper than ours, The Center is proud to be celebrating our 30-year anniversary.

As an industry, and as an organization, we’ve had our challenges, but we’ve always risen above them. We’ve stayed focused on our collective mission of improving safety, health outcomes, and the healthcare experience for patients, families and staff throughout the healthcare industry.

We’ve come together throughout the years, in gatherings large and small, in person and online, to learn and share as a community and to raise the level of expectations in every facet of our work.

We’re looking forward to seeing many of you again. And yes, there will be M&Ms!

Stop by our main booth near the third floor educational sessions or in the Expo Hall. Say hello and share your stories with our team, and check out our latest research, resources, tools and upcoming events. Enter our drawing for a one-year, all-access pass to Center resources, webinars and events – a $4000 value. And be sure to pick up a copy of our newly-updated Resource Guide.

Not attending HCD this year? We’ll miss you but we have a Virtual Show Bag here for you, too.

As you start planning your conference schedule, don’t miss the Center’s many events:

  • Our Evidence-Based Design Pre-Conference Coaching Workshop;
  • Our ever-popular, by-invitation-only VIP Reception for Center Affiliates and Partners;
  • Our annual Awards Ceremony and Changemaker Keynote featuring this year’s honoree Barbara Huelat; and,
  • Our own research team sharing their discoveries and insights in several conference presentations.

Check them all out here.

Thank you for your support over our 30 years as we’ve grown this community and celebrated our successes together. I hope to see you in New Orleans!

Be well,

Debra Levin, Hon. FASID, EDAC
President and CEO


LR-SW Ligature Resistant Swinging Door System

The patented Ligature Resistant Swinging Door System is designed to be a heavy-duty, cost effective solution that provides improved safety and privacy in patient bathrooms.

By further reducing opportunities for inpatient self-harm, the LR-SW contributes to the highest priority of caregivers, a safer environment, and less stress for caregivers, patients and families. Patients can no longer easily hide behind a full door, utilize the door as a weapon, or slam/damage the door. The saloon-door design prevents removal of parts that can cause harm to patients or staff, and improves visibility to allow staff to respond more efficiently to patient needs.

Learn more here.



VIP Reception
at HCD 2023

Affiliate members, partners, sponsors and invited guests – watch your email for your invitation to join us at this year’s Healthcare Design Conference + Expo for our annual Center for Health Design VIP Reception, Saturday night, November 4 at the Healthcare Design Conference. Enjoy signature cocktails, tasty bites, door prizes and a good time together with healthcare design colleagues and friends with whom we share a passion for healthcare design research, education and community.

Our VIP Reception is a by-invitation-only event. Want to join the party? Become an Affiliate member today.

Learn more.

Join Affiliate

Tools & Resources


Design for Healthy Aging
January 25, 2024 | All Day

Free Registration

As individuals age, physical, mental, and societal challenges become more prevalent. This free intensive virtual workshop explores those obstacles and discusses programming and design interventions that can assist individuals and care givers.

Together, faculty and attendees will explore gaps in the current system and consider the latest research and best practices for healthy aging in various settings across the continuum of care. Join us as expert faculty present examples that integrate architecture, design and technology into living environments that are not only safe, but foster wellness and longevity.

Registration coming soon!

Upcoming Events

11/4-7, Conference: 2023 Healthcare Design Conference + Expo

11/4 8:00 AM CT, Conference: W01 - Coaching Workshop: Practical Application of Evidence-Based Design

11/5 9:45 AM CT, Conference: E01 - Forget Me Not — Insights Gleaned from Memory Care Environmental Assessment Tools

11/5 2:00 PM CT, Conference: E27 - Health Versus Safety? Evidence-Based Design for Behavioral and Mental Health

11/5 2:00 PM CT, Conference: D02 - The Evolution of Design Standards

11/6 8:00 AM CT, Conference: The Center for Health Design Awards Ceremony and Changemaker Keynote

11/6 9:30 AM CT, Conference: E42 - Research Matters - Ten Picks for the Year

11/6 12:30 PM CT, Conference: A16 - Bench to Bedside and Journal to Drawing Board: Translating Research into Practice

Classic Resources

The Center for Health Design Job Board

The Center's Job Board is a resource for those seeking positions or prospective employees in healthcare architecture, design, facility planning or other related fields.

Purchase a job posting – either 30, 60, or 90 days – or browse what is currently needed by companies or organizations that support our mission of improving the quality of healthcare.

Browse current listings.


Member Project: Nationwide Children's Hospital, Big Lots Behavioral Health Pavilion

Nationwide Children's Hospital is housed in a 386,000 square foot glass building featuring integrated inpatient and outpatient services. By utilizing horizontal windows for privacy and sound dampening, and adjustable windows for heating and lighting control, Nationwide provides safety and comfort for patients and staff alike.

Read about the project.

Industry News Briefs

New Hybrid Model Brings Premium Benefit to Healthcare Projects

When the word “hybrid” is mentioned, healthcare projects and strategies that involve emergency or operating rooms come to mind. While such facility strategies have dramatically improved the operation of hospitals and healthcare facilities by providing flexibility and efficiencies, the process for bringing these spaces to life has evolved less so. Although owners are offered options that range from traditional Design-Build to Design-Bid-Build, Construction Manager at Risk and Integrated Project Delivery, each bring with them pros and cons that challenge the benefits to owners, designers, engineers and contractors.
Medical Construction & Design Magazine,

Facilities that Anticipate Future Challenges

The health care field has experienced unprecedented change and upheaval over the past few years. Increasingly, resiliency is referenced as a way for systems to adjust to changes and disturbances, but what does that really mean? Health care facilities must be designed in such a way as to respond to challenges related to everything from disease outbreaks to climate change to artificial intelligence. These changing times have ignited interest in concepts of flexibility, adaptability and “future-proofing,” in both health care operations and design.
Health Facilities Management Magazine,

Four Healthcare Construction Best Practices

As a $400 billion industry, healthcare construction is an expensive investment. Despite the cost, building new healthcare facilities remains a priority, meaning innovative and effective solutions are more essential than ever. When trending solutions prove effective following proper evaluation and strategic implementation, they can boost efficiency, lower costs and promote long-term success.
Healthcare Facilities Today,

Behavioral Health Tech: Keeping it Human-Centric

Technology is evolving the way we approach behavioral healthcare. From streamlining access to care, to measuring its impact and even delivering care through new emerging platforms like AI, there is no denying this wave of innovation is making an impact on the lives of people with mental health conditions.
MedCity News,

Ask about Digital Sponsor Promotion opportunities

Contact our VP Relationship Development Randy Carter, rcarter@healthdesign.org, (541) 965-1922.


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. Learn more. For information about sponsor or partnership opportuniteis, contact our VP of Relationship Development, Randy Carter.

© 2023 The Center for Health Design


Facebook Instagram YouTube
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

1850 Gateway Boulevard
Concord, CA 94520
United States

To forward this mailing to friends or colleagues, click here.
To unsubscribe from this mailing, click here.
To resubscribe to this mailing, click here.
To opt-out of all future mailings from us, click here.