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Design impacts the healing environment. What are the best methods for serving patients' needs in a welcoming setting while attracting and retaining high-quality healthcare professionals? How do you flexibly design across all scales, factoring in varied patient volumes and future technological advances?

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Committee Chairs
Sarah Markovitz AIA / smarkovitz@nbbj.com
Leigh Snow AIA / lsnow@trojb.com
The Healthcare Facilities Committee is part of the Design Commission.

Updates

To view the presentation given at the January 17, 2018 meeting by Monica Nakielski, Senior Program Manager of Sustainability...
GEMBA WALK – THE SECRET WEAPON FOR CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT Sponsored by the Lean Construction Institute -  ...
Hebrew SeniorLife:  Highest & Best Use Planning of a Major Post Acute Facility in Uncertain Times We are pleased to...
Please join us as the TRO|JB design and planning leaders of the 1,200 bed Jahra Hospital in Kuwait present the project and...
The Main Building Addition at Boston Children's Hospital, often referred to as "Skinny Binney" is a 116,000...
We are honored to have Jim Ansara, Founder & Chairman of Shawmut Design and Construction, Philanthropist, Volunteer, and...
In 2011, Kaiser Permanente invited teams of multidisciplinary thinkers internationally to conceptualize new ways to deliver...
In 2011, Kaiser Permanente invited teams of multidisciplinary thinkers internationally to conceptualize new ways to deliver...
At our September meeting we had an opportunity to learn about the new Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Charlestown,...

Past Events

May 16, 2018 | 5:15 PM - 6:45 PM
Universal Healthcare Architecture What is truly a flexible or universal healthcare architecture? How can the process of design and planning help...
April 18, 2018 | 5:15 PM - 6:45 PM
Learning from the HAIO Patient Room Prototype Multiple Boston architectural firms participated in the patient room challenge sponsored by HAIO to...
April 5, 2018 | 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
The Chemical Class Approach toward Healthy Buildings Scientist and public health advocate Dr. Arlene Blum, Founder *Green Science Policy Institute,...
March 21, 2018 | 5:15 PM - 6:45 PM
Due to another severe winter storm in the forecast, this meeting has been rescheduled for April 18. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have...
January 17, 2018 | 5:15 PM - 6:45 PM

Sustainability at Partners Healthcare

Monica Nakielski, Senior Program Manager, Sustainability, Partners HealthCare will provide an introduction and overview of sustainability at Partners and its affiliate hospitals. The presentation will demonstrate the importance of a systems approach in disease prevention and the role health systems and hospitals play through their furnishings and building material purchases. Monica will include a Case Study of the new Partners headquarters at Assembly Row and will focus on chemicals management using a six classes framework and approach.

The presentation will help us understand the health and environmental concerns associated with the six classes chemicals in furnishings and building products and analyze gaps in knowledge related to their safety, efficacy, and performance. Opportunities for making purchasing decisions based on the current evidence of safety, effectiveness, and cost of chemicals in furnishings and building products will be explained.

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

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