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Project Brief
May 2019 Project Brief
Learn about: how a unit redesign for UW Health will serve as a prototype for future redesign projects, why the new unit must be flexible to respond to a variety of staff and patient needs, and how a multidisciplinary team used a range of observational findings and current literature to inform the overall design process.
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May 2019 Project Brief
Learn about: how a variety of approaches—including research, observation, and process mapping exercises—were used in conjunction to develop the new design plans, why the architectural team relied on existing staff, patients, and families to understand which needs to address in the redesign, and how envisioning the new center as a “house” could better support the needs of patients and families.
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Interview
April 2019 Interview
Learn about: how incorporating continuous improvement in the design process can benefit healthcare organizations, which Lean elements can serve as a framework for designers to approach a project, why design should be adaptive over time to accommodate changing needs, and how the evidence-based design process and Lean elements can complement each other.
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Webinar
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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Webinar
March 2018 Webinar
This webinar will focus on an exploratory approach to the role of Evidence-Based Design in the rural healthcare setting.  Haddox will present the observations, conversations, participatory research methods, and thought processes that led him to explore how the delivery of healthcare in his largely rural native West Virginia might be improved through a focus on the physical facilities.  
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Webinar
March 2018 Webinar
This webinar will discuss various environmental challenges including fall risk, infection control, wayfinding, spatial relationships, access to the outdoors, lighting, incontinence and wandering. Imagine if your challenges in creating person-centered environments were removed. Using evidence-based design principles to support your decisions as part of the planning and programming process is a practical way of supporting residents in existing and new settings.  
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Project Brief
April 2017 Project Brief
Learn about: evidence-based design solutions to address throughput challenges in today’s overcrowded emergency departments, the importance of aligning research design with organizational operations and processes for successful research, and the advantages of basing research methods on previous studies. 
Project Brief
March 2017 Project Brief
Learn about: how talking rooms can complement consultation-based care, how workstation design can help balance a team-based care approach and staff retention efforts, and how design can maximize the accessibility to transportation and community amenities.
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Interview
February 2017 Interview
Learn about: why the needs of older people are often overlooked, how universal design can support people as they age, how universal design also benefits people of varying abilities and generations, and the need for designers to think about functionality in new and existing spaces.
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Project Brief
October 2016 Project Brief
Learn about: how to smoothly incorporate the latest design approaches into hospital operations, hospital design and sustainability features that can improve community health beyond campus borders, and how a facility can accommodate more patients in less space.