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We work to grow and sustain the healthcare design community of Greater Boston with opportunities to share knowledge and expand connections.  Our sessions are typically on the third Wednesday of the month at 5:15PM and run from September to June with July, August and December off. 

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Committee Chairs
Sarah Markovitz AIA /
Leigh Snow AIA /
The Healthcare Facilities Committee is part of the Architectural Design Commission.


We are planning activities now for the Fall 2018/Spring 2019 season – we need your input! What is working well? How...

Past Events

January 16, 2019 | 5:15 PM - 6:45 PM
Healthcare Acoustics and Vibration Noise and vibration are important concerns for healthcare facilities, affecting patient and staff experience,...
December 12, 2018 | 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM
Updates from the AIA AAH & Holiday Networking Reception You probably already know that our Healthcare Facilities Committee is the local chapter...
October 17, 2018 | 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

The New Inpatient Building at BI Deaconess Medical Center – Expanding Inpatient Care

Millie Baker AIA and Susan Blomquist AIA of Payette will describe the ongoing design of the NIB at BIDMC with a focus on the unique challenges of the site and program.

In this session you will learn:
1. To explore the challenges and solutions for building a large inpatient building on an uniquely constrained site.
2. To illustrate the structural solution for large span construction in healthcare and how it impacts planning.
3. To describe the impact of expanding Perioperative Services on overall patient flow through the medical center.
4. To learn about developing the design of the ideal patient room through an intensive user participation model.

For those who qualify, 1.5 LU/HSWs are available.

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September 19, 2018 | 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM
Uncharted Waters: Critical Access 30 Miles at Sea The Island of Nantucket, located 30 miles from the mainland of Massachusetts in the North Atlantic...
June 20, 2018 | 5:15 PM - 6:45 PM
Facilities Guidelines Institute (FGI) Update - Changing to Keep Pace with Clinical Practice The 2018 Guidelines are now available for...
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