Barbara Dellinger is Director of Design and Research at Adventist Healthcare (AHC), in a multi-hospital system, located in Rockville, MD. In this new and important position at AHC, Barbara oversees matters related to interior design with regard to space planning, finishes, furniture, art, wayfinding and signage and lighting, using evidence-based design research and best practices as the guiding tool. Prior to joining AHC, she spent 10 years at HDR Architects in Alexandria, VA as Director in Healthcare Interior Design, East Coast. She led the implementation of the DOD’s World Class/Evidence-based Design check list on several large military projects, including the Ft. Belvoir Community Hospital in Northern VA and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. She is on the Center's EDAC Advisory Board, and the Research Coalition. She recently participated in the development of a monograph/white paper for ASHE entitled "HCAHPS Scores, the Patient Experience and the Affordable Care Act from the Facility Perspective."