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EDAC Advocate Firm Project
January 2014 EDAC Advocate Firm Project
The goal of this project was to design a layout for the new family medicine clinic at The University of Wisconsin Medical Foundation that supports patient self-rooming (an innovation in their clinic setting). The self-rooming concept helps reduce wait times for patients, improves infection control, increases privacy and maximizes staff efficiency.
EDAC Advocate Firm Project
January 2014 EDAC Advocate Firm Project
The goal of this project was to bring the benefit of the natural calming powers of nature to clients and their families through visual and direct access to nature provided throughout the interior and exterior of the Stanley Tippett hospice. To allow clients that are able, and their families to enjoy direct access to outdoor spaces that include visual interest, color and shade including a variety of spaces for small and large groups.
EDAC Advocate Firm Project
January 2014 EDAC Advocate Firm Project
The goal of this project was to design a behavioral health setting within the emergency department (ED) that is non-institutional and calming for patients. To provide solutions that will meet the needs of a diverse behavioral health patient mix.
EDAC Advocate Firm Project
January 2014 EDAC Advocate Firm Project
The goal of this project was to tie the existing facilities together with several new buildings to create a uniform healing experience for patients, staff and visitors and improve workflow and operational costs. 
EDAC Advocate Firm Project
January 2014 EDAC Advocate Firm Project
The goal of this project was to serve the diverse healthcare needs of women through the cycle of life, to advance care, through excellence in research and education, to be welcoming, respectful, calming and peaceful, to improve patient and staff comfort and experiences, as well as their safety and outcomes and their general attitude towards the care environment.
EDAC Advocate Firm Project
January 2014 EDAC Advocate Firm Project
The goal of this project was to maintain and improve staff camaraderie and communication; provide easy access to information; create a collaborative work space; balance staff visibility with family privacy and include families in decision making.
EDAC Advocate Firm Project
January 2014 EDAC Advocate Firm Project
The goal of this project was to update its community hospital lobby and sub-brand it as a connection to its newly affiliated Yale New Haven Health System network.
EDAC Advocate Firm Project
January 2014 EDAC Advocate Firm Project
The goal of this project was to obtain user feedback by conducting a survey using art typically selected for pediatric spaces and second, to use the findings in designing the art program for the newly renovated 35,000 sq. ft., children’s floor at MD Anderson (MDA), which consists of 46 new inpatient rooms and classrooms, playroom, and Ronald McDonald suite.
EDAC Advocate Firm Project
January 2014 EDAC Advocate Firm Project
The goal of this project was to reduce noise levels, decrease fall risks and improve overall patient perceptions of privacy and quality of care, designers and hospital staff studied the impact of two different patient room configurations at Florida Hospital Waterman.
EBD Journal Club
January 2018 EBD Journal Club
Freihoefer, K., Kaiser, L., Vonasek, D., & Bayramzadeh, S. (2017). Setting the Stage: A Comparative Analysis of an Onstage/Offstage and a Linear Clinic Modules. HERD: Health Environments Research & Design Journal, 1937586717729348.