CleanMed Session – High Performance Healing Environments and the 21st Century Hospital – April 24 & 25, Boston, Massachusetts


The Center Co-Director Gail Vittori will co-host two sessions at CleanMed 2013: Creating Healing Environments in Boston, Massachusetts. The first is titled “LEED for Healthcare Inspiring High Performance Healing Environments,” which provides an overview of LEED for healthcare, its evolution, and its application at Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas - the first LEED Platinum-certified hospital in the world. Gail hosts this session with Michele L. Van Hyfte, AIA, LEED AP (Manager, Environmental Stewardship at Seton Network Facilities in Austin, Texas) and Melissa Gallagher-Rogers, LEED AP (Director, Technical Solutions at U.S. Green Building Council). The session occurs on Wednesday, April 24th from 3-4pm. Gail's second session is titled "Future Think: The 21st Century Hospital" and makes the case that a new pattern language of 21st century healthcare design is emerging: intrinsically human-focused, restorative, regenerative and resilient. The session focuses attention on the Nanaimo General Hospital's new emergency department, in which the experiences of staff and patients evidence the benefits of a radical approach in daylight. Gail hosts the session with Ray Pradinuk (Healthcare Research and Innovation) and Robin Guenther (Sustainable Healthcare Design Leader at Perkins + Will). The session occurs on Thursday, April 25th from 2-3:30pm. The CleanMed 2013: Creating Healing Environments conference takes place from April 24-April 26 at Boston Marriott Copley Place in Boston, MA. Pricing information can be found on the CleanMed website  here and you can purchase tickets here. Read more about Gail's sessions, or any other CleanMed 2013 events on the Complete Agenda, found here.