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    EDAC Advocate Case Studies
    September 2010 EDAC Advocate Case Studies
    The goal for this project was to change the art program from an art-for-art’s sake to an evidence-based approach that uses research to determine appropriate art for patients and staff and collects evidence on the effectiveness of the art-intervention implemented.
    EDAC Advocate Case Studies
    September 2010 EDAC Advocate Case Studies
    The goal for this project was to renovate two fifty-year-old patient wings into private rooms in a cost effective way for Butler County Health Care Center. The hypothesized outcomes resulting from the patient room design interventions included fewer patient and staff falls and favorable patient satisfaction scores.
    EDAC Advocate Case Studies
    September 2010 EDAC Advocate Case Studies
    The goal for this project was to clearly define a hypothesis that provided focus to research efforts and clear direction for the design of new Specialty Outpatient Clinics (SOCs) at the new Medical Centre of the National University Health System, Singapore.
    EDAC Advocate Case Studies
    September 2010 EDAC Advocate Case Studies
    The goal for this project was to promote the healing process for the patients of Simlow Cancer Hospital by using the evidence-based premise that appropriate art has the power to lower stress, anxiety and pain, as well as increase patient satisfaction through the improved perception of the quality of care delivered.
    EDAC Advocate Case Studies
    September 2010 EDAC Advocate Case Studies
    The goal for this project was to identify built “centers of excellence” that best represent evidence-based design (EBD) and eco-effective design (EED) innovations.
    EDAC Advocate Case Studies
    September 2010 EDAC Advocate Case Studies
    The goal for this project involved the renovation of the existing Adler Building with a new entry addition to create an identifiable and convenient birthing center with all services in one building. Team members used the EBD Checklist Tool to identify more than 20 design goals. 
    EDAC Advocate Case Studies
    September 2010 EDAC Advocate Case Studies
    The goal for this project was to have this facility's deisgn include a patient- and family-centered environment, improve the quality and safety of healthcare, enhance care of the whole person by adding contact with nature and positive distractions, and create a positive work environment. The design would also feature maximum standardization and accommodate future flexibility and growth.
    EDAC Advocate Case Studies
    September 2010 EDAC Advocate Case Studies
    The goal for this project was to include as many features as possible which would help influence positive patient outcomes. EBD features were developed through programming and visioning sessions with the executive team and user meetings, and priorities were established with them in relation to the budget and the desired patient centered experience.
    EDAC Advocate Case Studies
    September 2010 EDAC Advocate Case Studies
    The goal for this project was to receive feedback from stakeholders in order to determine appropriate artwork styles, themes and color palette; Recommend plan for selection of artwork for areas within Outpatient and Inpatient areas based on feedback from end-users; publish focus group survey results for other Baylor Health Care System cancer facilities in order to create a system-wide artwork program.
    EDAC Advocate Case Studies
    September 2010 EDAC Advocate Case Studies
    The goal for this project was to establish four guiding principles: Design for adaptability to enable flexibility of use over time; Incorporate safety initiatives identified in available research; Create standardization of processes, supplies and design to develop a safer environment and increase the value of the facility; Develop archetypes or prototypes for all components including design elements, patient rooms and overall units.