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Webinar: Leaps and Bounds: Advancing the Understanding around Why Children's Hospitals are Different

When: December 16, 2021
Time: 12:00pm Pacific
Price: $65 Individual View/$150 Group View

1 unit EDAC continuing education
1 unit AIA continuing education
IDCEC credit also available**

CEU forms available for download during webinar


This webinar is free to our Affiliate+ members.


Pediatric hospitals are not simply adult hospitals with fun colors and playful distractions. Children’s hospitals support the specialized care and well-being of kids with complex health needs. They are mission-driven to protect the most vulnerable and tackle the social determinants of health that create healthier communities. They are truly special places for patients, families, associates, and communities; they deserve designs that understand, celebrate, and support their unique needs. 

Children’s hospital design requires an understanding of how kids are different–in body, mind, disease types, emotional needs and more. These differences require specialized care models organized around diseases/conditions with pediatric sub-specialists central to the care team. Additionally, children’s hospitals care for both the patient and the family—two groups requiring different support. These factors mean unique design considerations around space sizes and throughputs when compared to adult healthcare settings. 

This webinar discusses top pediatric health issues and care models as a foundation for understanding important, unique pediatric healthcare design needs. In addition, the presenter will examine project examples that illustrate how unique needs can be incorporated and what provides most value in design and planning. 


Learning Objectives

  • Learn how children’s physiology and thinking patterns are different from adults and what that means for pediatric healthcare and healthcare settings.
  • Understand specialized pediatric care models to identify unique design needs.
  • Identify key design considerations to celebrate needs unique to pediatrics. 
  • Understand sizing parameter differences in children’s hospitals compared to adult settings. 


Presenting Faculty

Julia Jude, AIA, NCARB, LEED BD+C, Associate Vice President, CannonDesign

With a passion for pediatric master planning and design, Julia Jude is committed to helping healthcare institutions make pediatric care less intimidating for the children who need it. She is a go-to resource for children’s hospitals across the country seeking to define innovative facility design strategies. As a leader for CannonDesign’s pediatric health practice, Julia is working each day to help shape the future of healthcare delivery.