November 18, 2016 Shandi Matambanadzo, Managing Editor
Susan Dentzer, president and CEO of Network for Excellence in Health Innovations, U.S. healthcare and health policy, delivered the closing keynote speech at this month’s HCD Expo & Conference, challenging attendees to start thinking differently about how healthcare will be provided in the future and the effect that will have on the built environment.
This year’s honorees—D. Kirk Hamilton and Jaynelle Stichler—have coedited the HERD Journal for more than a decade. At the Healthcare Design Expo in Houston, they discussed how their careers in architecture and nursing, respectively, eventually led to writing, research, and advocating for evidence-based design.
Perkins+Will’s senior medical planner and Lean clinical operations specialist talks about moving from clinician to medical planner, her desire to makeover behavioral health rooms in the ED, and being open to change in healthcare design.
Cooper University Hospital reviewed the workings of its existing medical/surgical units to fuel new ideas and approaches to nursing stations, in-room computer stations, and collaboration spaces for two new floors at the Roberts Pavilion.
These units have to do a lot of heavy lifting in today’s hospital environment, calling for designers to rethink existing models to better facilitate team-based care, streamline operations, and provide future flexibility.