Debra Levin's blog

A Forecast For Change

June 1, 2016     Debra Levin

New methods of care delivery are creating opportunities for the architecture and design community. 

6 Evidence-Based Design Strategies For Med/Surg Rooms

May 19, 2016     Debra Levin

The Center for Health Design studied patient rooms in medical/surgical units to identify the top design considerations that should be introduced for improved patient and staff safety. Here’s a look at the top six. 

Is It Time To Reinvent Healthcare Design?

April 15, 2016     Debra Levin

For any industry, being at a critical junction can often mean re-examining and reimagining core offerings—and now may just be that time for those charged with creating healthcare environments. 

Where Healthcare Design Inspiration Blooms

March 4, 2016     Debra Levin

With spring comes an instinctive drive for new life, especially in the realm of professional inspiration. Here are some ideas worth pursuing to help get the creative juices flowing again.

Teaching To The Test

February 16, 2016     Debra Levin

The unintended negative consequences of teaching primary school students to perform well on tests may serve as a warning to designers creating spaces to achieve high HCAHPS scores.

What Keeps You Up At Night?

January 21, 2016     Debra Levin

Attendees of the Healthcare Design Expo & Conference weighed in on the topics top of mind for them right now, shedding light on shifting priorities compared to the previous year.

The Blurred Lines Of Healthcare And Design

December 8, 2015     Debra Levin

Technology is increasingly allowing us to engage in healthcare without having to actively seek it out. So what role might the built environment play in influencing our health choices?

Weathering The Storm

October 8, 2015     Debra Levin

Building resiliency into healthcare spaces means more than you might think.

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.

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