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Event: HGA Presents Two Programs at International Nursing Conference

HGA healthcare design researchers Kara Freihoefer and Terri Zborowsky lead two programs at the Inaugural International Nursing Conference for Excellence in Healthcare Design at Clemson University School of Nursing, August 14 – 15, 2019.

The programs highlight the measurable benefits of research in the planning process and how nurses are having a greater impact on the design of healthcare facilities.

The programs include:

Informing the Quadruple Aim: Development of a Tool to Assess Healthcare Staff Wellbeing & Aspects of the Built Environment
  • Speakers: Kara Freihoefer, Terri Zborowsky
  • Date: August 14, 2019
  • Time: 4:15 P.M. to 5:15 P.M.

Kara Freiheofer and Terri Zborowsky highlight their research processes to enhance the patient experience, improve population health, and reduce costs in the healthcare planning processes, highlighting several recent case studies.

Nurses Wear Hardhats: The Many Faces of the Nurse in Healthcare Design
  • Facilitator: Terri Zborowsky
  • Date: August 15, 2019
  • Time: 2:15 P.M. to 3:15 P.M.

Terri Zborowsky leads this panel discussion on the evolving role of nurses in healthcare design process. Panelist will share their journey to their current position and relate lessons learned along the way.

About the Conference

Hosted by the Clemson School of Nursing and supported by the Clemson University Academy of Nursing Excellence in Design, the conference highlights healthcare design best practices that promote improved patient outcomes, nurse leadership, inter-professional collaboration, patient/caregiver safety, and specialty practices. The conference includes presentations, posters, and panel discussions with national healthcare designers, nurses, and caregivers.

The conference is held at Clemson University School of Nursing in Greenville, South Carolina.

For more information, visit the Inaugural International Nursing Conference for Excellence in Healthcare Design.

About the Presenters

Kara Freihoefer, PhD, NCIDQ, EDAC, LEED AP, is Director of Research at HGA.

Terri Zborowsky, PhD, MSc, RN, EDAC, is a Design Researcher at HGA, and is a member of the International Nursing Conference Steering Committee, a founding member of the Clemson University Academy of Nursing Excellence in Design, and an Adjunct Professor at Clemson University.