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Antibiotic-resistant infections have become a major public health issue in the United States. In other countries, however, the problem doesn’t appear as severe or as widespread. It’s worth taking a look at what they’re doing differently to see what we can learn from their efforts.

2014 Changemaker Award Recipient - a Leader in Utilizing Local Resources and Space Planning as Strategic Initiatives to Improve Community Health

July 25, 2014

CONCORD, CA –  Avein Saaty-Tafoya, MD, MBA, HCM, EDAC, Chief Executive Officer, Adelante Healthcare, has been named the 2014 Changemaker by The Center for Health Design's Board of Directors.


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Pebble Partner Fall Colloquium

September 23, 2013 to September 25, 2013
Andaz Hotel San Diego
Palomar Medical Center

Addressing Palomar's focus on sustainability, the 2013 Fall Pebble Partner Colloquium will be a deep dive into the next generation high performance healthcare facility.  We have created an exciting agenda of facilitated break-out groups and panel discussions to supplement the Palomar Medical Center tour and project presentations. 


2013 Changemaker Award Winner Brings Dignity to Buildings and Peoples Lives

November 21, 2013

MASS Design Group, from Boston, Massachusetts, accepted the 2013 Changemaker Award at the Healthcare Design Conference this week in Orlando, Florida  The award, given annually by The Center for Health Design, honors individuals or organizations that have demonstrated exceptional ability to change the way healthcare facilities are designed and built, and whose work has broad impact on the advancement of healthcare design.


ICONS and Innovators Webinar Series Offer Industry Leader Access; Attendees Earn CEUs

February 26, 2013

The ICONS and Innovators Webinar Series began February 21, with two webinars.  The first webinar featured Blair Sadler, J.D., presenting "Fable 2.0: The Compelling Business Case for Building Better Buildings" at 10:00 am PST/1:00 pm EST.  Blair explored how today's healthcare system is no longer economically sustainable.

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The Center for Health Design Launches Research Advisory Services

May 23, 2014

New Service Provides Strategic Research Support and Expertise to Advance Healthcare Design

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CHD Expands Research Team and Expertise to Address Future Market Needs

January 31, 2014

CONCORD, CA  The Center for Health Design, the leading provider of healthcare design research and education, is expanding its research team and capabilities to address members’ growing needs.  Two team members have been promoted, a new position has been created, and an additional research associate position has been added. 

2012 HEALTHCARE DESIGN Virtual Symposium


Join HEALTHCARE DESIGN, the IIDA, and The Center for Health Design for the 2012 HEALTHCARE DESIGN Virtual Symposium webinar series! The Virtual Symposium brings together the best presentations and industry experts from the HCD.12 conference and runs December 4-5, 2012.



The Story of Waiting—How Artwork & Furnishings Impact Patient- and Family-Centered Care

December 4, 2012 to December 5, 2012
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White House Highlights Healthier Hospitals Initiative's Success in Reducing Environmental Impact & Costs

July 25, 2012

Senior Administration Officials, Leading Hospital Administrators & Policy Experts Gather With Founding Organizations Health Care Without Harm, The Center for Health Design, & Practice Greenhealth to Discuss the Economic & Environmental Benefits of Greening Hospitals


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Anjali Joseph Promoted to Vice President, Director of Research

July 9, 2012

CONCORD, CA – Anjali Joseph, Ph.D., EDAC has been promoted to Vice President, Director of Research at The Center for Health Design (CHD). 


As a trained architect and CHD’s top research professional, Anjali speaks at events worldwide and works one-on-one with CHD’s Pebble Project Partners, increasing awareness of using and conducting evidence-based design research as a part of the healthcare facility design process.


New Report in Medical Journal Highlights Landmark Hospital Acoustic Guideline Study, Outlines Noises that Interfere with Sleep

July 2, 2012

CONCORD, CA – A research report entitled “Sleep Disruption Due to Hospital Noises: A Prospective Evaluation”, from a study funded in part by The Center for Health Design, (CHD) has been published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The report, which presents findings from the groundbreaking study, includes design recommendations to reduce decibel levels of typical noises that disrupt patients’ sleep in ways that are considered a significant obstacle in the healing process.


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HDR Joins Center for Health Design's Pebble Project as First Architecture Firm Partner

March 12, 2012

Visionary leadership to utilize evidence-based design in Fort Bliss Hospital replacement project


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5 New Partners Join CHD's Pebble Project Research & Design Initiative

February 13, 2012

CONCORD, CA–North Shore University Hospital LIJ in Manhasset, New York, Billings Clinic in Billings, Montana, Armstrong World Industries in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Sanford Health in Fargo, N.D. and Sioux Falls, S.D., and Northeast Georgia Health System, Inc. in Gainesville, GA, are the latest organizations to join The Center for Health Design’s Pebble Project research and design initiative.


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