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March 2019 Webinar
This webinar will present an overview of the Legacy Emanuel Medical Center garden research project. For this project, The Center for Health Design awarded Legacy Health and Quatrefoil, Inc. its 2018 Evidence-Based Design Touchstone Award at the highest Platinum Level. Attendees will gain an understanding of the impact of an evidence-based design (EBD) process to create a hospital garden to reduce stress in three different user groups, learn the positive effects of a garden on different hospital populations, and see how the garden is used in daily programming to serve all hospital populations.
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February 2019 Webinar
The aim of this study was to examine the influence of visibility on teamwork, collaborative communication, and security issues in emergency departments (EDs). This research explored whether with high visibility in EDs, teamwork and collaborative communication can be improved while the security issues will be reduced. Visibility has been regarded as a critical design consideration and can be directly and considerably impacted by ED’s physical design. 
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February 2019 Webinar
The webinar will demonstrate the integration of healthy community design, placemaking, mobility, and the economic and housing analyses needed to transform a redevelopment plan to reality.  The presenters will provide best practices and list the implementation actions that have occurs since the adoption of the plan.
EDAC Advocate Firm Project
February 2019 EDAC Advocate Firm Project

The design vision statement expressed that the new Parkland Hospital be a safe, welcoming, patient-centered healing environment that serves as a sustainable community resource for Dallas County. It would promote excellence in clinical care, teaching, and research in a technologically advanced, easily accessible environment.

EDAC Advocate Firm Project
February 2019 EDAC Advocate Firm Project

Choctaw Nation Health Services (CNHS) stated its purpose was “to provide high-quality healthcare in a culturally respectful and compassionate manner.” The goal of a healing art program at CNHS was not only to provide positive distraction but to reflect the unique Choctaw history, culture, and language, as well as to honor their ancestry.

EDAC Advocate Firm Project
February 2019 EDAC Advocate Firm Project

The goal of this project was to develop a line of glass that promotes dignity in care environments by providing the necessary levels of visual privacy.

EDAC Advocate Firm Project
February 2019 EDAC Advocate Firm Project

To create a world-class facility using evidence-based design. "The new space will allow us to meet growing needs and continue to offer the medical quality and fivestar service for which The Heart Hospital – Baylor Plano has become known.” – Mark Valentine, CEO

EDAC Advocate Firm Project
February 2019 EDAC Advocate Firm Project

The transitional design is intended to set the tone for Wellness Point, a new mixed-use district focused on healthcare, retail, and residential uses that will eventually become the city’s southern gateway. By incorporating an urgent care model into the traditional ER setting and including Florida Hospital's Lean Track model, the facility's goal was the improvement of wait times, allowing patients to be seen at the appropriate level of care based on acuity.

EDAC Advocate Firm Project
February 2019 EDAC Advocate Firm Project

ARCH Design’s goal was to complement the views of Forest Park and the bold super graphics already included in the design of the space with art that related to the hospital’s surrounding community and its rich cultural offerings. However, adhering to the stringent fire code was the highest priority, so the ARCH team researched materials and designed custom pieces that both exceeded safety standards and upheld this conceptual framework.

EDAC Advocate Firm Project
February 2019 EDAC Advocate Firm Project
Rush University Medical Center sought to create a new patient experience tailored to the unique preferences of the residents living in the River North neighborhood while expanding access. They also sought to create a forward-thinking operational model with an emphasis on leveraging technology.