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Jul 12, 2019

In the second part of my conversation with Debra Levin, CEO and President of The Center for Health Design, you’ll hear about Debra’s "aha" moment when she was with her dying mom in the ICU and subsequent hospice care. That, and how healthcare has radically changed in the past 10 years with the blurring of the lines between retail, hospitality and healthcare. To learn more about The Center for Health Design, please visit:

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In part 2 of this episode you will learn:

  • When Debra’s mom spent her final days in the ICU and hospice care, Debra’s role as leader for CHD and her role as daughter came together.
  • A personal story about how vulnerability was important in Debra’s opening talk at CHD Expo, after the passing of her mom.
  • How Evidence Based Design is different now than it was 10 years ago.
  • The increased accessibility of The Knowledge Repository at The Center makes it even easier for healthcare design professionals to get the evidence to do their best work.
  • What the peer-reviewed HERD Journal is and how it can benefit your firm.
  • What is changing in healthcare design is the blurring of the lines between retail, hospitality and healthcare, and why mixed-use space is going to continue to grow exponentially.
  • Wisdom for the new designer and why not to let anything stop you from following your passion.
  • Why healthcare design as a career can feed your soul because of its impact on others.
  • What’s currently happening at the Center for Health design can help your firm navigate Post-Occupancy Evaluations with speed and ease.

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