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EDAC Advocate Firm Project
September 2011 EDAC Advocate Firm Project
The goal for this project was to become a landmark facility for the delivery of outpatient services in Canada and a model of best practice and clinical integration for current and future residents of Surrey, British Columbia. To create an elder-friendly facility catering to the needs of Surrey’s growing multicultural community.
EDAC Advocate Firm Project
September 2015 EDAC Advocate Firm Project
The goal for this project was to change a patient’s hospital experience through specific environmental design features aimed at reducing stress.
EDAC Advocate Firm Project
September 2011 EDAC Advocate Firm Project
The goal for this project was to strategically renew a 20-year old facility and maximize resources allocated to the new expansion while enhancing patient care and staff experience throughout both areas. To improve staff work environment and patient health outcomes through access to daylight and views, minimization of travel distances, and efficient patient room configuration and care stations.
EDAC Advocate Firm Project
September 2011 EDAC Advocate Firm Project
The goal for this project was to create a world-class facility using evidence-based design (EBD), LEED, and patient- and family–centered strategies. The re-design of the Ft. Bliss Army Medical Center not only took into account the Military Health System (MHS) World-Class Checklist, but also information gathered from 14 EBD working groups to further influence the design. 
EDAC Advocate Firm Project
September 2010 EDAC Advocate Firm Project
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. 
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Webinar
March 2013 Webinar
In this webinar learn about the role of the FGI Guidelines in project design and development – What they are; who uses them; and why they are an important as a reference in project reviews, learn about the proposed change to the 2014 Guidelines – How your work will be affected and where to find the research/evidence to support “Access to Nature” in your next project, obtain an understanding of the “Environment of Care” concept – Its basis, components, and use in overall project design, and identify the Advocacy role of the Environmental Standards Council, how it supports the work of the Center for Health Design, and how you can participate.
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Webinar
June 2015 Webinar
The Military Health System (MHS) includes over 300 Medical Centers, Hospitals and Clinics located worldwide on Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps installations. In 2011, the MHS began transforming its over 440 primary care practices within MTFs into the PCMH model of care and adopted NCQA PCMH standards to establish consistent Tri-Service operating principles, which the Uniformed Services used to develop MTF operating guidance. As a result, the MHS has been able to standardize business and clinical operational workflow, appointing/scheduling templates, staffing models, performance measures, goals and a capitated revised financing model.  
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Webinar
February 2015 Webinar
CHD 2014 Changemaker Award Winner Avein Saaty-Tafoya, CEO of Adelante Healthcare, outlines the vision, planning, construction, and implementation phases of the 43,000 sq. ft. comprehensive health center that is Adelante Healthcare Mesa. By engaging staff, patients, board members, the CHD Pebble design community and research partners at CHD and AZ State University, Adelante has demonstrated that EBD is not only possible but an asset when the not-for-profit and ambulatory sectors of the system are developing Capital projects. 
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Webinar
September 2014 Webinar
Healthy soundscapes are paramount to the missions of hospitals: patients need to sleep and heal without unnecessary environmental stressors; staff, patients, and family need to communicate accurately but privately; staff need to be able to localize alarms and calls for help. There is growing research evidence of the potentially negative effects of poor soundscapes on hospital occupants. Explore recent findings from the Healthcare Acoustics Research Team (HART), an international collaboration of specialists in architecture, engineering, medicine, nursing, and psychology. 
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August 2014 Webinar
Behavioral health settings guided by strict safety design measures often result in spaces that are stark, plain, and isolated - potentially exacerbating environmental stressors and escalating already difficult patient situations. Acute care emergency settings have a particular set of challenges as EDs are predicting increased visits from behavioral health patients. Faced with the challenge of designing a behavioral health care setting in the Emergency Department at UnityPoint Health in Rock Island, IL, the project team hypothesized that the creation of a Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) with a “Living Room Concept” would provide a higher quality of care to patients while assisting in the staff’s ability to quickly consult and treat a diverse set of patients entering the ED.