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Paoli Hospital

Paoli, PA

The Pavilion at Paoli Hospital, which opened in July, 2009. Built on the principles of evidence-based design, the 285,000 square foot, five-story facility, which nearly doubled the size of the hospital, incorporates a host of features that have been proven to help accelerate the healing process, enhance patient safety, increase comfort, and reduce patient and family anxiety. Patients benefit from all private rooms, an advanced Emergency Department with a special fast-track area, 12 state-of-the-art operating rooms equipped with minimally invasive and robotic technologies, a contemporary Atrium area with lots of natural light and convenient access to our 737-space garage ...even room service at no extra charge. These features and amenities, packaged in a warm, supportive environment and coupled with our expert doctors and Magnet(R) nursing staff, have enabled Paoli to enjoy a significant and steady increase in patient and employee satisfaction scores to date.



  • Goodman, M., & Marberry, S. (2010). Happy Anniversary Pebble Project. Healthcare Design, 10(6), 26–26,28.
    “It is hard to believe, but this year marks the 10th anniversary of The Center for Health Design's (CHD) Pebble Project. Launched in 2000 as a research collaboration between CHD and a few like-minded healthcare providers, the idea for the Pebble Project came during a joint meeting of CHD's Board of Directors and Research Council in 1999.”



  • Gulwadi, G. B., & Keller, A. B. (2009). Falls in healthcare settings. Healthcare Design, 9(7), 28–28,30,32,34.
    “There are complexities inherent in falls research because of multiple co-acting physiological and environmental factors. While interventions for reducing and preventing falls have included physiological measures, recent efforts explore risk factors and support factors in physical settings."


  • Nash, J., Kofalt, K., Buccacio, G., Kazanjian, L., & Doyle, J. (2009). Diary of an opening. Healthcare Design, 9(12), 16–22,24,26.  “The team developed a “Diary of an Opening” to focus on the increasing level of activity required in the four months preceding the July opening.”


  • Cheng, P. (2008). The Pebble Collaborative: An acoustic conversation. Healthcare Design, 8(8), 12–12,14.
    “A discussion on acoustics raised issues and challenges around sound control in healthcare environments including balancing acoustics with infection control, the need to determine an appropriate benchmark for sound levels, equipment and material choices, and privacy and work performance issues.”