Nov 11, 2019
Dr. Diana Anderson, a licensed and board-certified healthcare architect and licensed Internist, on the growing role of the physician in healthcare design, and why she invented the term “Dochitect.” She describes, “Even when I’m on rounds now in medicine, I’m constantly looking up at the lighting, looking at the ceiling tiles, and counting the square footage of a room, or really considering how the design is impacting what I’m doing.” This and more on how healthcare design and architecture can penetrate the more superficial layers of design to impact end users more deeply by understanding the physician’s role in the medical space.
Dr. Anderson has worked on hospital design projects within the United States, Canada and Australia, specializing in medical planning of inpatient units, specifically intensive care unit environments. As a "dochitect", Dr. Anderson combines educational and professional experience in both medicine and architecture, in order to truly understand what is involved in medical planning and working within the healthcare environment. Learn more about Diana Anderson and her work by visiting http://www.dochitect.com/. Learn more about Clinicians for Design by visiting: https://www.cliniciansfordesign.com/
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Let’s play a game. I want you to count up every time you’ve had furniture delivered on a hospital or healthcare project, and the product fell short of your expectations. Do that on one hand. Now, on the other hand, I want you to count up how many times you’ve had to compromise the integrity of a project because you’ve been limited by furniture options and budget. Now, that was kind of a trick question because I know all of you need more than two hands to count up these situations. Here’s a solution: Stance Healthcare. Stance specializes in furniture for the hospital and healthcare setting, and they pride themselves on working with designers who need to modify furniture for a variety of end users. Here’s a great example. At the request of a designer, Stance modified their popular Legend chair to create a closed arm panel and they made the seat depth adjustable for different sized residents in an assisted living facility. How freaking cool is that? Start exploring now at: http://stancehealthcare.com/.
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In part one of Cheryl’s conversation today with Dr. Diana Anderson, you will learn:
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