Healthcare Facilities Symposium  
Orlando, FL
September 19, 2016  11:15-12:15pm
Deborah Smith AIA, ACHA, LEED AP BD+CDesigning Wellness
for Healthcare Workers

Considerations for health and wellness are increasing in the built environment, especially for the occupants of the space. Healthcare environments are no exception. While emphasis in the past was placed on patient and family experiences, we're seeing more design considerations for healthcare workers, the permanent occupants of the space. With workplace health and wellness paving the way for design, consider the lessons healthcare designers can learn from workplace design and what should be considered for the unique healthcare work environment and workers. Deborah Smith will be part of a panel of practitioners and researchers who will discuss current research and practices in worker wellness and the future direction of health and wellness in healthcare.