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EDAC Advocate Firm Project
September 2012 EDAC Advocate Firm Project
The goal for this project was to design the new UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay for health -- for the individuals who will use the new Medical Center, the Mission Bay community, and the greater global environment.
EDAC Advocate Firm Project
September 2011 EDAC Advocate Firm Project
The goal for this project was to improve the patient and visitor experience in the Emergency Department (ED) waiting room of a large community hospital with long wait times by introducing evidence-based art. To analyze the effect of art through rigorous research.
EDAC Advocate Firm Project
September 2011 EDAC Advocate Firm Project
The goal for this project was to design nurse servers and charting stations in patient rooms that would allow the caregivers to stay close to the patient’s bedside. By reducing the travel distance required to gather supplies and equipment and walk to the nurse station to chart, nurses would have more time to provide direct patient care.
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 2010 EDAC Advocate Firm Project
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 Firm Project
September 2010 EDAC Advocate Firm Project
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.
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Webinar
March 2013 Webinar
This webinar explores how to: become familiar with research that goes beyond the subjective evaluation of color, learn how lighting and color work together to enhance or create disharmony in the healthcare setting, gain confidence in applying color and see “best practice” examples of new projects, and learn about the aging eye and how this can impact safety.
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Webinar
May 2013 Webinar
For the 2014 cycle of the Facility Guidelines Institute's health care design guidelines, a brand new volume is being developed for residential and senior living facilities; entitled the Guidelines for Residential Care Facilities: Design & Construction of Health, Care, and Support Facilities. This guideline includes nursing homes, hospice, assisted living, independent living, adult day care, and wellness/diagnostic facilities. The vetted approach to the guidelines is to provide design information, as well as parameters for Authorities Having Jurisdiction to evaluate and incorporate culture change and resident-centered approaches to the residential-based care. 
Tool
August 2015 Tool
Developed through extensive review of research, surveys, site tests, and review and validation by expert advisory council members, this standard set of evidence-based design checklists and post-occupancy evaluation (POE) tools can be used by interior designers to apply research to healthcare design projects and to conduct post-occupancy evaluations of three types of hospital patient rooms: adult medical-surgical, adult intensive care, and maternity care.
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Design Strategies
September 2015 Design Strategies
Overview

While discussion of facility design and healthcare reform often focuses on the patient experience of noise and cleanliness as measured by the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey, design is also a factor in reform-based outcome targets.