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Environment Networks

Solve today’s issues. Explore tomorrow’s solutions.
Ask, share, give and receive with honesty and candor,
in a collegial setting among senior-level peers.

The Center for Health Design’s Environment Networks are collegial experiences for senior and executive-level healthcare facilities, design and manufacturing/consulting professionals involved in the design and oversight of distinct healthcare environment types.

Combining practical problem solving of current issues unique to the group’s environment type with thoughtful explorations of future solutions, members engage in ongoing, open, confidential and supportive conversation in varied settings.

During facilitated in-person and virtual network meetings throughout the year, and through informal, ongoing, one-on-one connections to address specific topics or projects self-selected by the members, the quality of these exchanges is unmatched.

It is a learning, sharing, imagining, relationship-creating, difference-making experience unlike any other.

Current Environment Networks

Learn more by downloading the network overview or contacting the network coordinator. 


Behavioral & Mental Health Environment Network (BMHEN)

Solving today’s issues and shaping the future of behavioral and mental health environments.



Resilient Aging Environments Network (RAEN)

Contributing to improved planning, design and oversight of environments that serve older adults.



Pediatric Environment Network (PEN)

Addressing executive-level challenges in the design and oversight of pediatric care environments.


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Built Environment Network (BEN)

Learning, sharing and improving safety, quality and sustainability in acute care environments.


“The willingness of network members to openly share knowledge and resources has created a children’s hospital design community like no other and has helped to dramatically advance the design of pediatric care environments.”

Natalie Hagerty, AIA, LEED AP, EDAC, SSGBC
Senior Director, Facilities Planning, Design and Informatics
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia



“The topics, the feedback with peers, the shared challenges and the ability to work through those issues in a very open and collaborative environment has really been energizing. Every meeting has ‘Aha!’ moments that make the time together invaluable.”

Steven J. Carbery
Vice President, Facilities, Design, Construction & Real Estate
Yale New Haven Health System




“Innovation occurs when bright, dedicated people come together and openly contribute to the collective genius. This is a safe place where we can be inspired, challenged and supported to create transformative environments where older adults can thrive.”

Steve Lindsey
Chief Executive Officer
Garden Spot Communities