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Nov 5, 2020

In part 2 of Cheryl’s interview with Joshua Theodore, Vice President and Global Health Practice Leader at Leo A. Daly, Cheryl asks Joshua about Work Well---a new project, and new technology coming out of Leo A. Daly and their industry partners, to help fight COVID-19. Joshua shares, “Work Well started out as a 2 x 4 foot stick-built wood approach to scanning people as they come onboard. People pass through an entry door and the exit door, and there is a green and red light. If you get a green light, you can continue walking through and if you get a red light, you are going to stop. The light system is tied to a temperature scanning system.” Learn more about the genesis of Work Well, its privacy implications and how the healthcare industry is getting involved. This and so much more on the changing face of healthcare design on part 2 of today’s episode.

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In Part 2 of Cheryl’s conversation with Joshua Theodore, you will learn:

  • What is Leo A. Daly's Work Well project, how did Turner Construction get involved, and what are the implications of this new technology for the healthcare industry?
  • What happens when someone with COVID-19, is thermally scanned at a facility and the entrance door locks?
  • How does someone’s iPhone or other smartphone play a role in this?
  • Are there any privacy concerns about someone suddenly being stopped and not able to get through a door?
  • What latest project is coming out of Leo A. Daly and how shipping containers are involved.
  • The story of Joshua's high school mission trip down to the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico, and how working on a clinic there with a group of other people played a role in influencing him to choose a career in healthcare.
  • What advice does Joshua have for architecture and design students listening to you today, interested in specializing in  healthcare, but are afraid to move in this direction?

The world is changing quickly. The Center for Health Design is committed to providing the healthcare design and senior living design industries with the latest research, best practices and innovations. The Center can help you solve today’s biggest healthcare challenges and make a difference in care, safety, medical outcomes, and the bottom line.  Find out more at

Additional support for this podcast comes from our industry partners:

  • The American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers
  • The Nursing Institute for Healthcare Design

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Connect to a community interested in supporting clinician involvement in design and construction of the built environment by visiting The Nursing Institute for Healthcare Design at

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