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Interior Design Notes
 


In partnership with the Vendome Group, LLC, publishers of HEALTHCARE DESIGNDESIGN Environments for Aging, and Health Environments Research & Design Journal, IIDA is pleased to launch a new CEU series, Interior Design Notes. The bimonthly series features a CEU based on an article from HEALTHCARE DESIGN.

Materials Safety Check

By Lilliana Alvarado

There are countless factors to be considered in product selection to create warm, inviting, and comfortable healthcare spaces for patients and staff. Those concerns can range from ease of use to infection control to maintainability. But when designing for behavioral health settings, further consideration needs to be paid to durability and safety measures that aren’t required in most other healthcare settings.

0.1 CEU 


Required Reading

Top 10 Designs to Rethink in Your BH Facility by Megan Rozsa
Designing Social Networks For Young Behavioral Healthcare Patients by Rebecca Sanders 
Creating A Safe Haven For Behavioral Healthcare by Jennifer Kovacs Silvis

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Gathering Insights To Drive Conscientious Design Solutions

By Andrea S. Hsu, IIDA



With patient-focused care a top priority for healthcare providers, many organizations are realizing the value of asking patients, families, and visitors to play a role in design. These populations are some of the most important users of a healthcare facility and have emotional insights into the patient experience that can help drive meaningful design decisions. But first, designers need to learn how to capture that feedback.

0.1 CEU

Required Reading

 

The New Parkland Hospital Master Plan, Part 4 by Hank Adams, AIA, and Chuck Armstrong, AIA
Research in Practice: Lesson 3 by Erin Peavey, Associate AIA, LEED AP BD+C; and Nicholas Watkins, PhD
Community Feedback Informs Design of Multicultural Clinics by Gary Nyberg, AIA, and Christine Guzzo Vickery, CID, EDAC

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Balancing Safety And Comfort At Psychiatric Hospitals

By Mary Bamborough, IIDA



In 1813, Samuel Tuke wrote the following in a description of York Retreat, an institution for insane people in York, England, that was founded by his grandfather William Tuke: “Many errors in the construction, as well as in the management, of asylums for the insane appear to arise from excessive attention to safety. … In the construction of such places, cure and comfort ought to be as much considered as security.”

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Required Reading

 

Rethinking Behavioral Health Center Design by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Biloxi VA Medical Center Emerges From Post-Katrina Devastation by Jay Srinivasan
Art and Mental Health by Upali Nanda, PhD, Assoc. AIA, EDAC, and Sarajane L. Eisen, P

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Does Your Lobby Make A Good First Impression?

By Mary Bamborough, IIDA



Years ago, lobbies were small areas where people got the information they needed before quickly moving on to different parts of a healthcare facility. Today, lobbies are destinations where people can spend significant amounts of time thanks to the addition of lots of open spaces and amenities.

0.1 CEU

Required Reading

 

The Mario Lemieux Center For Blood Cancers by Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief
Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Good Things Come to Those Who Wait by Mary Bamborough, IIDA

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More Than A Sign

By Christine Vandover



Oftentimes interior designers, architects, and facility owners don’t fully understand the expertise and creativity that the field of environmental graphic design (EGD), an intersection of communication design and the built environment, can bring to a project. Here we learn more about how using integrated environmental graphics helps transform healthcare environments.

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Required Reading

Healthcare Design For The Ages by Barbara Horwitz-Bennett
Assimilating Art Into Healthcare Design Projects by Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Managing Editor
Evaluating the Effects of Positive Distractions on Imaging Rooms by Xiaobo Quan, PhD, EDAC, and Anjali Joseph, PhD, EDAC

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International Healthcare Design Reflects Culture, Faith, Tradition

By Alison LeVino Jones and Sandy Boyette



In the United States, most healthcare design projects are driven by very concrete metrics: schedule, cost, code, and proforma, to name a few. Often the program is in place before the first user group meeting, with very little wiggle room for study, interviews, or meaningful research. But what if these criteria mattered less than observance and integration of the local culture and traditions of the area?

0.1 CEU

Required Reading

International Healthcare Design: Lessons Learned by Brenda Smith, IIDA, LEED AP, RID and Dawn Mixon Bennett, RA
Breaking ground: The international evidence-based design story by Callie Fahsholz and Pamela Cheng
Turkish Hospitality Meets Modern Healthcare Design by Lauren Pinch and Dilek Hocaoglu

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West County Health Center: From Ideas to Built Form

By Denise Tom-Sera, IIDA, LEED AP BD+C, EDAC

When we design a building, especially one that involves health, we design it to respect and reflect the spirit of its place and the people who inhabit it. We believe that the environment can contribute to healing when people have a sense of comfort and familiarity when they walk in the door.

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Required Reading

Why Good Design is Good Business by Andreas Charalambous, AIA, IIDA
Drawing On a Vision by Patricia D. Malick, AAHID, EDAC, and Christopher P. Trotta
Journey of Transformation to an Optimal Healing Community by Pamela Kleba and Julie Kent

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Tell Me A Story: Using Evidence-Based Design To Advance The Healthcare Narrative

By Erin Schmidt, IIDA, NCIDQ, LEED AP ID+C, and Angela Mazzi, AIA, ACHA, EDAC



Designers often use storytelling as a way to communicate with clients. And a strong narrative becomes even more crucial in an evidence-based design (EBD) project, opening the doors for more innovation. It shows the client and user what’s important beyond the functions of the space and how the two are interwoven.

0.1 CEU

Required Reading

Evidence-based Design Informs the Art Program at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital by Hank Hancock and Sarajane L. Eisen, PHD, EDAC, IIDA
Impact of Design on Healthcare Respite Spaces by Caroline Kelly, EDAC, MID; Karyl King, BAS, PMP, and Karen J. Vander Laan, PhD, MSN, RN
Improving Staff Outcomes in Inpatient Units—A Canadian Context by Patti Cochrane, RN, BScN, MHSc, Juliet Nishimura M.S., M.Eng, Gary Spencer, MSc, MBA, and Ellen Taylor, AIA, MBA, EDAC

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Interior Design Use in Alleviating Depression and Anxiety

By Jess Bear

Interior design use in alleviating depression and anxiety.

0.1 CEU

Required Reading

Children's Hospice Creates Normalcy Through Family-Friendly Design by Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief
The Focused Cancer Patient Experience by Shandi Matambanadzo, Associate Editor
Art and Mental Health by Upali Nanda, PhD, Assoc. AIA, EDAC, and Sarajane L. Eisen, P

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A View from the Judges' Table

By Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Managing Editor

Curtain walls and modular building components may not always be immediately associated with interior design, but two of this year’s Architectural and Interior Design Showcase jurors saw these and other new concepts joining some of the more tried and true.

0.1 CEU

Required Reading

The Big Picture:Framing Healthcare Design Today by Todd Hutlock
Trendspotting:The Next 10 Years of Healthcare Design 
by Sara O. Marberry, EDAC
Citation of Merit Winner: Miami Valley Heart and Orthopedic Center 
by Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief

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Transformation

By Pam Rosenberg, ASID, IIDA

The executives at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago know that art has an emotional component and an ability to transform the experience of all who visit their facility.

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Required Reading

Part Medical Building, Part Art Gallery by Kim Reiss
More Than 'Art' by Sara Gally
Art in Healthcare by Michael Lehman

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Good Things Come to Those Who Wait

By Mary Bamborough, IIDA

Have you heard the expression, “Good things come to those who wait”? Do you agree with it? Mary Bamborough, IIDA is a Senior Client Relations Consultant with Haworth and is president of the IIDA Michigan Chapter.

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Required Reading

Clinic Design: The Waiting Rooms by Christine Guzzo Vickery
Positive Distractions by Debajyoti Pati, PhD, FIIA, LEED AP
Designing Comforting, Caring Waiting Spaces Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care by Linda Haggerty

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Fortress of Light

By Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Managing Editor

Western Galilee Hospital-Nahariya serves as the main hospital for the people of northwest Israel. However, in addition to its daily order of business, the facility with a location just six miles from the Lebanon border also has been established as the primary treatment center for casualties resulting from volatility between the two nations.

0.1 CEU

Required Reading

Initiating Change in Baby Steps by Linda Porter Bishop
Hotel or Hospital-ity? by Collin Beers, AIA, and Jennifer O'Shea, ASID
The State of Healthcare Design in the Arabian Peninsula by Samantha Sirzyk

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A Local Legend

By Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Managing Editor

Houston’s Legacy Community Health Services reflects its neighborhood vibe in the design of a new clinic.

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Required Reading 

Hospitals as Community Leaders by Barbara Horwitz-Bennett
Freestanding Emergency Departments by Mary Frazier, AIA, LEED AP
Outside In by Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Managing Editor
 

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What's in a Theme?

By Chu Foxlin, AIA, IIDA, LEED AP

An interior space with a distinct theme is common practice in restaurant and hotel design. But in recent years, more healthcare organizations, particularly children’s hospitals, have begun adopting themed designs—and with good reason.

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Required Reading

The Culture of Possibility by Annette Ridenour
Designing a World-Class Children's Hospital by Engaging a World-Class City by Bruce K. Komiske, MHA, FACHE
DNA-Shaped Tower by Jason T. Chan, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

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Dual Design: Creating Two Separate Patient Spaces

By Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Managing Editor

 
The team at Puchlik Design Associates of Pasadena, California, was faced with a unique objective when it was brought on to design the Spine Institute and Orthopedic Center at Glendale Adventist Medical.

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Required Reading

Designing for More than Meets the Eye by Alison LeVino Jones, AAHID, ASID, IIDA, LEED AP and Sandy Boyette, AAHID, NCIDQ
Creating Calm: How One Design Team Answered the Complexities of Neurology with a Serene Space by Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Managing Editor
Community-Based Art in a Critical Access Hospital: Collaboration and Reflection by Andrea Gallagher

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Initiating Change in Baby Steps

By Linda Porter Bishop

The almost overnight political changes in Egypt and Tunisia were unimaginable dreams 12 months ago, while protests and upheavals still continue in Libya, Syria, Bahrain, and Yemen. Changes in the region’s public healthcare systems tend to follow a slow projectory.

0.1 CEU

Required Reading

Hotel or Hospital-ity? by Collin Beers, AIA, AND Jennifer O'Shea, ASID
The State of Healthcare Design in the Arabian Peninsula by Samantha Sirzyk
Overseas Observations by Barbara Horwitz-Bennett

Quiz


Welcome: Reception Pavilion Receives Hospitality-Inspired Renovation

by Todd M. Harshman, AIA

Lancaster General Hospital recently repositioned the Women & Babies Hospital entrance pavilion guest services area in preparation for its 10th anniversary celebration.

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Required Reading

Bringing Rejuvenation to the Renovation by Jennifer Kovacs Silvis
Imaging Center Embraces Women-Centered Care by Romano Nickerson, AIA, Scott Paddon, Associate AIA, and Jenny Reece, IIDA
Exclusively for Women by Barbara Horwitz-Bennett

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Ten Tips for Technology Planning: Implications for Interiors

by Debbie Gregory, RN, BSN, Assoc. IIDA

Key considerations for optimal planning and coordination of architecture, design, and technology.

0.1 CEU

Required Reading

Critical Technology Issues Hospitals Will Face in the Next Five Years by Steven Juett, PE 
Planning the "New Market" Hospital by Todd Hutlock, Editor-in-Chief
Healthcare Facilities and Data Centers: Converging at the Point of Care by Dan Draper

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Five Need-to-Know Trends Shaping Healthcare Design 

by Karen Edmundson

Healthcare facilities are finding that by converting traditionally stark, clinical interiors into functional, aesthetic, and positive spaces, they can improve patient satisfaction, facilitate healing, enhance visitor comfort, and even increase employee activity. This article looks at five areas--priorities across many healthcare facilities today--that are being shaped by furniture and design advances, enabling organizations to improve quality care while delivering superior overall patient experience.

0.1 CEU

Required Reading

Designing for the (Bariatric) Population by Kristen Delgandio, IIDA and Deborah Breunig, RN, BSN, MBA
Hospitality Meets Healthcare by Shannon Kraus, AIA, ACHA, LEED AP, and Jeff Jensen, AIA
Designing for Infection Protection by Ron Connovich

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These courses have been approved by IDCEC for one hour of continuing education credit (0.1 CEU). When we score your completed quiz, we will follow up with you. If you have any questions, contact the IIDA Education Department at 312.467.1950 or toll-free at 888.799.IIDA.