Debra Levin's blog

Healthcare Form Meets Healthcare Function

July 10, 2015     Debra Levin

Too often healthcare facilities are built to answer a specific need, but more longevity can be achieved if buildings respond to strategic initiatives instead.

Life Lessons So Far

May 13, 2015     Debra Levin

A 25-year career at The Center for Health Design yields 25 lessons spanning professional and personal life.

Is There A Holographic Doctor In The House?

May 4, 2015     Debra Levin

Emerging technologies stand to reinvent the way healthcare is delivered, enhancing accessibility and lowering costs, all without losing that personal touch.

Removing Healthcare Design Research Barriers

April 23, 2015     Debra Levin

The Center for Health Design is rolling out new tools to help designers navigate the complexities of healthcare research to more easily apply findings to projects.

What Issues Keep Healthcare Providers And Designers Up At Night?

March 19, 2015     Debra Levin

When attendees at the 2014 Healthcare Design Conference were asked to choose the top issues that keep them up at night, the results revealed differences between providers’ and designers’ perspectives.

Healthcare Design Showcase Captures Moments In Time

September 12, 2014     Debra Levin
The annual Healthcare Design Showcase serves as a yearbook for the healthcare design industry, highlighting trends and hinting at future innovations.

What Defines “Appropriate” Healthcare Design?

July 21, 2014     Debra Levin
In response to a healthcare system in financial turmoil, design choices deemed appropriate for new facilities today are a whole lot different than what the design community embraced just years ago.

Evidence-based Design Origins

May 20, 2014     Debra Levin
After decades of research to shape healthcare design, a look back at where the evidence-based movement started serves as a reminder for how far the industry has come.

Helping Hospital CEOs Sleep At Night

March 5, 2014     Debra Levin
How design interventions can solve the challenges that continue to stay top-of-mind for healthcare’s c-suite.

The Next 5 Years Of Healthcare Design

December 10, 2013     Debra Levin
As The Center for Health Design readies for its new five-year strategic plan, three business opportunities for healthcare designers emerge.
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