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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.
EDAC Advocate Firm Project
January 2014 EDAC Advocate Firm Project
The goal of this project was to achieve the client’s four key performance goals by using evidence-based strategies: achieve operational excellence, be the provider of choice, be the employer of choice, create and maintain a sustainable long-term business model that promotes the general health of the community.
EDAC Advocate Firm Project
January 2014 EDAC Advocate Firm Project
The goal of this project was to design a patient-centered emergency department that achieves improved throughput and increased patient, family and staff satisfaction.
EDAC Advocate Firm Project
January 2014 EDAC Advocate Firm Project
The goal of this project was to answer the often-asked question “what flooring performs best in which healthcare environments”, and determining specifically what the preferred flooring would be for healthcare exam and treatment rooms. The material would be selected from a review of performance measures. In addition, the goal was to create a new prototype concept for the exam rooms with a face-to-face consultation desk that supported the integration of the EMR.
EDAC Advocate Firm Project
January 2014 EDAC Advocate Firm Project
The goal of this project was to understand the amount of walking and energy expended by nurses in their daily work, in addition to nurses’ work environment preferences, and job satisfaction, may aid architects and engineers in designing hospitals that best meet the needs of these workers.
EDAC Advocate Firm Project
January 2014 EDAC Advocate Firm Project
The goal of this project was to increase caregiver efficiency through the implementation of evidence-based design strategies in the design of a new patient bed tower at Central Washington Hospital.
Webinar
January 2018 Webinar
When we design healthcare facilities, we may not always have a complete understanding of how we can proactively design for safety and account for risk beyond fire and life safety. How can we more effectively consider safety issues like infections, falls, medication errors, injuries associated with patient handing or behavioral health, and security? This webinar introduces the new, easier to use, online interface for The Center’s Safety Risk Assessment (SRA) toolkit, a proactive and systematic approach to designing and renovating healthcare facilities for safety. Originally developed through research and consensus to support the requirements of the FGI Guidelines, The Center's research team will walk you through the why, what, and how of each part of the online SRA toolkit illustrating features with vignettes gathered from the testing process.  
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Webinar
December 2017 Webinar
Artists and design professionals are working collaboratively across the globe to create amazing art projects in healthcare environments that energize, soothe, and provide positive distractions. Commissioned art projects are created in collaboration with the client and design team for the space. Across industries these projects are beautifying and transforming the places in which we live, work, play, and heal. This webinar focuses on methods, tools, and inspiration for commissioning art in healthcare environments. The presenter discusses how to determine your art requirements, finding the right artist, managing RFPs for artwork, and using digital tools to streamline the commission workflow process.