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Phyllis Goetz, EDAC, LSSYB

Principal, Chief Strategist
HKS, Inc.

Phyllis Goetz is the Chief Development Strategist of international design firm HKS. She has 35 years of experience in the healthcare design industry as a thought leader and passionate writer and speaker on evidence-based design, lean processes and patient-centered care. 
Phyllis was one of the first to earn the EDAC certification and is co-author of the first study guide for EDAC. She has taught in-depth courses to more than 1,000 people preparing for EDAC certification. 

Phyllis is the Past Chair of the Planetree Visionary Design Network, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to collaborating with health organizations to create patient-centered care environments. 
She was also a founding member of the Built Environment Network, the Center of Health Design’s executive-level network of professionals committed to improving the healthcare environment. 
She published a compendium of Kirk Hamilton’s Evidence-Based Design Research entitled “Rigor and Research in Healthcare Design: A Decade of Advocacy,” as well as a book, “Nurses as Leaders in Healthcare Design.” An advocate of research-driven design practices and a respected educator, Phyllis has dedicated her career to improving the health of our communities worldwide