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Joan Suchomel to Present at 2014 Healthcare Design Conference

On November 18, 2014, Joan Suchomel, SOM Director and Senior Medical Planner, will present two sessions at the Healthcare Design Conference in San Diego. The conference producers, The Center for Health Design and Healthcare Design Magazine, describe the conference as "the premier event devoted to how the design of responsibly built environments directly impacts the safety, operation, clinical outcomes, and financial success of healthcare facilities now and into the future.”
Suchomel’s first presentation, a roundtable discussion titled “Design Standards and World Class Care: How Cleveland Clinic Supports its Mission,” will explore Cleveland Clinic’s robust design standards program and the successful implementation of this program in the clinic’s new and renovated building projects. Suchomel will be joined by Leilani Barkan, Interior Designer at the Cleveland Clinic, in this discussion.
Later, Suchomel will co-present “Patient Involvement in Facility Design: Reaping the Benefits,” which will focus on engaging patients in the design of healthcare facilities. Specific Cleveland Clinic case studies will be discussed in order to illustrate how meetings, events, and questions can be structured so that patients and their families play a meaningful role in the design process. Randy Geise, Senior Healthcare Facility Planner at the Cleveland Clinic, and Michelle Frietchen, Senior Manager of Market Research and Analytics at the Cleveland Clinic, will join Suchomel.

Design Standards and World Class Care: How Cleveland Clinic Supports its Mission

November 18, 2014
9:20 a.m. 

Patient Involvement in Facility Design: Reaping the Benefits

November 18, 2014
1:15 p.m.

San Diego Convention Center
111 West Harbor Drive
San Diego, California 

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