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It’s a new world. What happens now in the healthcare and hospital space when infectious disease control is on the minds of billions of people? How will hospitals, senior living communities and their designers respond? What new protocols in the built environment will be implemented to help patients, their families, caretakers and clinical staff stay safe? With compassion and curiosity, host Cheryl Janis, interviews the world’s top wellness leaders and healthcare design professionals who answer these questions and more. Tune in and stay current on best practices, protocols and innovations. #knowledgeispower💪🏽

Healthcare Interior Design 2.0 Porcelanosa

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It’s a new world. What happens now in the healthcare and hospital space when infectious disease control is on the minds of billions of people? How will hospitals, senior living communities and their designers respond? What new protocols in the built environment will be implemented to help patients, their families, caretakers and clinical staff stay safe? With compassion and curiosity, host Cheryl Janis, interviews the world’s top wellness leaders and healthcare design professionals who answer these questions and more. Tune in and stay current on best practices, protocols and innovations. #knowledgeispower💪🏽

    51: Part 1; Phoebe Stein & David Ashen; Co-founders of the Ageless Living Collaborative

    51: Part 1; Phoebe Stein & David Ashen; Co-founders of the Ageless Living Collaborative

    In part 1 of today’s episode, Cheryl speaks with Phoebe Stein and David Ashen---Co-founders of the Ageless Living Collaborative --a collective of advocates who are passionately dedicated to creating optimum outcomes for senior living. Phoebe is also the founder of Olive Presents, a public relations firm and David is the President & CEO of Dash Design--an interior design and branding firm. The conversation was kicked off with Cheryl’s question, “What is the Ageless Living Collaborative?”  David shares, “Phoebe got me into senior living and seated an idea of how we could help convey information and help people during COVID and beyond that.” Phoebe continues, “I got very excited because I love doing things in senior living and I was excited about the prospect of helping designers and ultimately helping seniors.” Learn more about the ALC, when it started and how the organization is helping designers and consumers understand more about senior living. This and so much more on part 1 of today’s episode of the podcast with Phoebe Stein and David Ashen!
    Learn more about the Ageless Living Collaborative by visiting: https://www.agelesslivingcollaborative.org/
    Follow the ALC on Social Media:
    Instagram: @ageless_living_collaborative
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/ageless-living-collaborative/
    In Part 1 of Cheryl’s conversation with Phoebe Stein and David Ashen they discuss:
    What is the Ageless Living Collaborative and when was it started? How can the ALC help the senior living design community and the hospitality design community learn more about senior living design? Who are the demographic groups in the ALC’s audience and what demographic surprised the ALC most? What kinds of webinars does the ALC offer? What are small house communities and why are they interesting to seniors? How can the ALC influence curriculum in schools and share interest about senior living design to students? 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 healthdesign.org.
    Additional support for this podcast comes from our industry partners:
    The American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers The Nursing Institute for Healthcare Design Learn more about how to become a Certified Healthcare Interior Designer®  by visiting the American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers at: https://aahid.org/.
    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 https://www.nursingihd.com/
    FEATURED PRODUCT Inspired by the properties of photocatalytic materials, Porcelanosa has evolved their KRION® Solid Surface material called K-LIFE. When K-LIFE comes into contact with light, it will be able to purify the air, expel harmful bacteria, and more. K-LIFE can easily be integrated into many applications – from wall coverings and claddings for ceilings, to custom tables, bars, sinks, shelving units and furniture. The application of K-LIFE in areas with high daily traffic, such as waiting rooms or reception areas, can assure a gradual decontamination of germs and lead to ongoing ecological benefits. Some research performed with KRION® K-LIFE, which has photocatalytic properties, proved that the material can significantly reduce the presence of bacteria. This revolutionary process has led to a patent pending, innovative, and exclusive product that will have a direct effect on our quality of life. Watch the video on KRION Natural Infection Prevention.
     

    • 24 min
    51: Part 2; Phoebe Stein & David Ashen; Co-founders of the Ageless Living Collaborative

    51: Part 2; Phoebe Stein & David Ashen; Co-founders of the Ageless Living Collaborative

    In part 2 of Cheryl’s interview with  Phoebe Stein and David Ashen; Co-founders of the Ageless Living Collaborative, a collective of advocates who are passionately dedicated to creating optimum outcomes for senior living, Phoebe and David share their origin stories and how their careers have informed their work with the ALC. Phoebe shares, “Coming from agency life, I have a diverse background. I’ve touched technology and automotive and so many different segments. Many of our collaborators at the ALC also have those diverse backgrounds. We can literally call on people for the technology piece. This is something special because it is beyond being a great designer. It is having that other dimension.” This and more about the Ageless Living Collaborative on part 2 of today’s episode with Phoebe Stein and David Ashen.
    Learn more about the Ageless Living Collaborative by visiting: https://www.agelesslivingcollaborative.org/
    Follow the ALC on Social Media:
    Instagram: @ageless_living_collaborative
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/ageless-living-collaborative/
    In Part 2 of Cheryl’s conversation with Phoebe Stein, David Ashen they discuss:
    What are Phoebe and David’s origin stories and how did they inform their work today with the Ageless Living Collaborative? What does Phoebe mean when she says, “Our collaborators are multi-dimensional”? Who and what is nourishing Phoebe and David right now? How does someone know they would benefit from all the ALC has to offer? How is the ALC filling a need in our culture? 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 healthdesign.org.
    Additional support for this podcast comes from our industry partners:
    The American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers The Nursing Institute for Healthcare Design Learn more about how to become a Certified Healthcare Interior Designer®  by visiting the American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers at: https://aahid.org/.
    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 https://www.nursingihd.com/
    FEATURED PRODUCT Inspired by the properties of photocatalytic materials, Porcelanosa has evolved their KRION® Solid Surface material called K-LIFE. When K-LIFE comes into contact with light, it will be able to purify the air, expel harmful bacteria, and more. K-LIFE can easily be integrated into many applications – from wall coverings and claddings for ceilings, to custom tables, bars, sinks, shelving units and furniture. The application of K-LIFE in areas with high daily traffic, such as waiting rooms or reception areas, can assure a gradual decontamination of germs and lead to ongoing ecological benefits. Some research performed with KRION® K-LIFE, which has photocatalytic properties, proved that the material can significantly reduce the presence of bacteria. This revolutionary process has led to a patent pending, innovative, and exclusive product that will have a direct effect on our quality of life. Watch the video on KRION Natural Infection Prevention.
     

    • 22 min
    50: Part 1; Laura Busalacchi, IIDA, NCIDQ, WRID, EDAC, Senior Director of Interior Services at Brookdale Senior Living

    50: Part 1; Laura Busalacchi, IIDA, NCIDQ, WRID, EDAC, Senior Director of Interior Services at Brookdale Senior Living

    On today’s episode, Cheryl interviews Laura Busalacchi, IIDA, NCIDQ, WRID, EDAC, Senior Director of Interior Services at Brookdale Senior Living. Brookdale owns and operates over 700 senior living communities and retirement communities in the United States and their base is in Brentwood, Tennessee.
    In part 1 of today’s episode, Cheryl asks Laura the question, “What are the challenges with current cleaning and overcleaning protocols in the senior living space, and why is this so important right now?” Laura shares, “One of the challenges is overcleaning. People often think more is better. Here’s an analogy I like to use. Think of upholstery and carpet fabric like a textile; like your clothing. Because at the root, upholstery and carpet are made out of fibers just like your clothing. So when you get a stain on your clothing, you spray it with some sort of cleaner, then you agitate it and rub it in, and then you put it in the washing machine. This process includes a rinse cycle and sometimes people like to do two rinses. Then you move it to the dryer or you let it air dry. It’s the same process for textiles and carpet. The step that is most frequently missed is the rinse. Most of the time, the rinsing to get the residue off is what is missed and when that is missed, it acts as a magnet to dirt and debris and will make your upholstery or flooring dirty faster.” This and so much more on the changing face of senior living design from Laura Busalacchi on part 1 of today’s episode.
    Learn more about Laura Busalacchi and Brookdale Senior Living by visiting: https://www.brookdale.com/en.html.
    In part 1 of Cheryl’s conversation with Laura Busalacchi , they discuss:
    There is a sense in which Senior Living was kind of Ground Zero for COVID. Laura sets the scene for how impactful COVID was in the world of senior living?  Many firms have seen a project volume as a result of COVID. What about Brookdale?  What have Laura and her team at Brookdale done to respond to COVID?  What have been some of the lessons learned here with COVID and Brookdale? Based on what Laura has heard and seen, how prepared is Brookdale for another major viral pandemic in the next ten to 20 years?  Senior Living Foresight has reported that more than half of senior living communities in this country are in immediate and dire financial peril. And yet, most are without any COVID relief funds. The rest have received a tiny amount of what they need. Hear Laura share what is happening within Brookdale and how the company is  beginning to recover from this?  What are the challenges with current cleaning and overcleaning protocols in the senior living space, and why is this so important right now? Laura has said, “There is an automatic application to disinfecting and cleaning, the old way and not in the new way.” What is the new way of cleaning?  Who is educating those responsible for cleaning at Brookdale? How did Laura get to the seat she sits in today including why she chose senior living Who is Laura’s biggest inspiration today? How has the hospitality industry influenced Laura and her work at Brookdale? In part 2 of Cheryl’s conversation today with Laura Busalacchi, Senior Director of Interior Services at Brookdale Senior Living, Laura shares what Brookdale project made her cry and why. What moments are priceless for Laura in a project? What keeps her motivated to continue when big challenges present themselves, and how did she end up working for Brookdale? This and so much more on the changing face of senior living design from Laura Busalacchi, on part 2 of today’s episode, available now.
    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 l

    • 23 min
    50: Part 2; Laura Busalacchi, IIDA, NCIDQ, WRID, EDAC, Senior Director of Interior Services at Brookdale Senior Living

    50: Part 2; Laura Busalacchi, IIDA, NCIDQ, WRID, EDAC, Senior Director of Interior Services at Brookdale Senior Living

    In part 2 of Cheryl’s conversation today with Laura Busalacchi, Senior Director of Interior Services at Brookdale Senior Living, Laura shares what Brookdale project made her cry and why. What moments are priceless for Laura in a project? What keeps her motivated to continue when big challenges present themselves, and how did she end up working for Brookdale? This and so much more on the changing face of senior living design from Laura Busalacchi, on part 2 of today’s episode. 
    Learn more about Laura Busalacchi and Brookdale Senior Living by visiting: https://www.brookdale.com/en.html.
    In part 2 of Cheryl’s conversation with Laura Busalacchi , they discuss:
    How did Laura end up working for Brookdale? What have been some of Laura’s favorite Brookdale projects and why? What project made Laura cry and why? How does Laura get through project challenges and what keeps her motivated? What is the future of senior living in Laura’s opinion?  What advice does Laura have for interior design or architecture students who are considering specializing in senior living, but are also afraid of it?  Thank you for listening to today’s episode of Healthcare Interior Design 2.0. If you enjoyed any part of Cheryl’s conversation today with Laura Busalacchi, Senior Director of Interior Services at Brookdale Senior Living, please help our podcast grow by spreading the good word on social media and with your online community. Stay safe and be well. For the full roster of shows, visit: http://healthcareidpodcast.com.
    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 healthdesign.org.
    Additional support for this podcast comes from our industry partners:
    The American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers The Nursing Institute for Healthcare Design Learn more about how to become a Certified Healthcare Interior Designer®  by visiting the American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers at: https://aahid.org/.
    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 https://www.nursingihd.com/
    FEATURED PRODUCT Inspired by the properties of photocatalytic materials, Porcelanosa has evolved their KRION® Solid Surface material called K-LIFE. When K-LIFE comes into contact with light, it will be able to purify the air, expel harmful bacteria, and more. K-LIFE can easily be integrated into many applications – from wall coverings and claddings for ceilings, to custom tables, bars, sinks, shelving units and furniture. The application of K-LIFE in areas with high daily traffic, such as waiting rooms or reception areas, can assure a gradual decontamination of germs and lead to ongoing ecological benefits. Some research performed with KRION® K-LIFE, which has photocatalytic properties, proved that the material can significantly reduce the presence of bacteria. This revolutionary process has led to a patent pending, innovative, and exclusive product that will have a direct effect on our quality of life. Watch the video on KRION Natural Infection Prevention.

    • 26 min
    49: Part 1, Michael Lied, LEED AP Principal & Director of Healthcare, GBBN

    49: Part 1, Michael Lied, LEED AP Principal & Director of Healthcare, GBBN

    On Part 1 of today’s episode, Cheryl interviews Michael Lied, Principal & Director of Healthcare at GBBN. Cheryl and Michael had an honest and meaningful conversation about the challenges in healthcare today and what designers and architects in the industry can do to innovate. Cheryl asks Michael the question, “It’s been a long year and a half since COVID first came on the scene in this country. What have been some of the most profound changes in GBBN’s work of designing healthcare facilities that you have seen?”  Michael shares, “One of the biggest changes has been the impact to our healthcare workforce and our care providers. Seeing that 25% of our care providers, in a recent survey, are considering leaving the profession is really tough.” This, and so much more on the changing face of healthcare design and architecture post COVID with Michael Lied, Principal & Director of Healthcare at GBBN, on today’s episode.
    Learn more about Michael Lied and GBBN by visiting https://www.gbbn.com/.
    In Cheryl’s conversation with Michael Lied, they discuss:
    It’s been a long year and a half since COVID first came on the scene in this country. What have been some of the most profound changes at GBBN that Michael has seen? Why are 25% of our care providers considering leaving the profession and what can the healthcare design community do about it? What is one of the silver linings of the pandemic? Why has healthcare been way behind at innovating from its own industry and how can this change? Why is this an exciting time in healthcare? How can the healthcare design community help manage burnout among caregivers? Is there a new product typology in healthcare? How can architecture respond to patients and their family’s arrival to the hospital and their navigation throughout the building to help reduce stress and anxiety? Learn more about GBBN’s project, Novak Center, a pediatric center in Louisville, Kentucky that brings together the entrypoint and exit, and celebrates children. What does Michael mean when he says “It is time to stop copying other industries and it is time to start pulling our resources together and understanding the uniqueness of healthcare and how environments should operate?” Why is a waiting room always the same across the country and not purpose built? Why is it not designed for the demographic of the area? And, what barriers is this creating? How can stairs be built so more people will choose them over an elevator? How did Michael get into healthcare? What will hospitals look like in 30 years? 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 healthdesign.org.
    Additional support for this podcast comes from our industry partners:
    The American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers The Nursing Institute for Healthcare Design Learn more about how to become a Certified Healthcare Interior Designer®  by visiting the American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers at: https://aahid.org/.
    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 https://www.nursingihd.com/
    FEATURED PRODUCT Inspired by the properties of photocatalytic materials, Porcelanosa has evolved their KRION® Solid Surface material called K-LIFE. When K-LIFE comes into contact with light, it will be able to purify the air, expel harmful bacteria, and more. K-LIFE can easily be integrated into many applications – from wall coverings and claddings for ceilings, to custom tables, bars, sinks, shelving units and furniture. The application of K-LIFE in areas with high daily traff

    • 30 min
    49: Part 2, Angela Mazzi, FAIA, FACHA, EDAC and Principal, GBBN

    49: Part 2, Angela Mazzi, FAIA, FACHA, EDAC and Principal, GBBN

    On part 2 of  today’s episode, Cheryl interviews Angela Mazzi, FAIA, FACHA, EDAC and Principal at GBBN. Cheryl asks Angela the question, “What is Salutogenesis and how does it apply to healthcare?”  Angela answers, “This is a term coined by medical sociologist Aaron Antonovsky. It has latin roots--saluto meaning health and genesis meaning generating. We’re all familiar with pathogenetic or disease causing, and this sort of the opposite. What Aaron Antonovsky had noticed was that the resources people had to cope in an environment affected their outcomes. Essentially the amount of stressors in their environment and the way that they could deal with things could make a difference whether they had better healing or less beneficial healing.” Learn more about how Angela and her team at GBBN apply salutogenesis and the positive outcomes that result. This and so much more on the changing face of healthcare design on today’s episode of the podcast with Angela Mazzi.
    Learn more about Angela Mazzi and GBBN by visiting https://www.gbbn.com/.
    RESOURCES referenced in this episode
    High Volume ED paper: https://healtharchitects.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/High-Volume-ED-Final.pdf HERD Journal Article on Salutogenesis : https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1937586720967347 GBBN Salutogenesis insight : https://www.gbbn.com/insights/have-you-herd-angela-mazzi-published-in-health-environments-research-design-journal/ Angela talks about the importance of a variety of milieu in this article in Healthcare Design Magazine: https://healthcaredesignmagazine.com/trends/architecture/answering-call-behavioral-healthcare-pediatric-facilities/?hilite=%27Angela%27%2C%27Mazzi%27# GBBN Milieu Insight: https://www.gbbn.com/insights/milieu-creating-restorative-environments-in-behavioral-health/ In Cheryl’s conversation with Angela Mazzi, they discuss:
    In November, 2020, The American College of Healthcare Architects elected Angela as their president of the Board of Regents. What does this new position mean for Angela and her career to assume this new role? Angela co-authored the white paper, “High Volume Healthcare as a Livable Environment: Strategies from the ED” and in it she shares evidence-based strategies to improve the patient experience of high volume chaotic ED’s by promoting flow, quality of care, safety and security. Hear Angela unpack this with Cheryl. How have things changed in the ED post COVID? What is Salutogenesis and how does it apply to healthcare? How does Angela apply the ancient art and science of Feng Shui to her healthcare projects? What are Angela’s current projects at GBBN? How did Angela arrive at Healthcare? Angela hosts a weekly show on Clubhouse on Monday mornings called, “Architects as Healers, Building as Medicine” at 9am EST, and “Critical Conversations” on Sundays at 2pm EST. Angela talks in more detail about these shows. In Angela's opinion, what will hospitals look like in 20 to 30 years? For interior design, architecture and Feng Shui students who might be interested in moving into healthcare as a specialization, but are a bit afraid of it, Angela has some interesting advice for you? 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 healthdesign.org.
    Additional support for this podcast comes from our industry partners:
    The American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers The Nursing Institute for Healthcare Design Learn more about how to become a Certified Healthcare Interior Designer®  by visiting the American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers at: https://aahid.org/.
    Connect to a community interested in supporting clinician involvement in desi

    • 47 min

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Tytia K ,

Thank You

Thank you Cheryl for such a helpful and informative podcast. You’ve chosen really wonderful guests to interview.

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Amazing- loved hearing this podcast! Thanks

A PhD in healthcare design - just listen and you’ll see what I mean!

Great interview with Avigail Eisenstadt, human centered design conversation - after listening it’s easy to see why this firm are at the top of their game. KUTGW, cheers Cheryl!

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Thought-Provoking

I stumbled across this podcast and am glad I did. It features some very thought-provoking discussions of interior design in the healthcare industry. Keep up the good work.

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