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2018 PDC Summit

1903 - Putting Competition Aside: Architects Collaborate to Eliminate HAIs

Mar 27, 2018 8:15am ‐ Mar 27, 2018 9:15am

Credits: None available.

Standard: $30.00
Members: $15.00


Every year an estimated $20 billion is spent and approximately 75,000 people die as a result of healthcare-associated infections in the United States. The solutions that will eliminate HAIs must include a collaborative effort in design thinking by all constituents. In 2015, seven multidisciplinary firms entered a design competition to prevent HAIs and then joined forces to form The HAIO Patient Room Challenge Group. We are eager to share our story, process, and solutions with architects and health leaders. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Unearth the truths and myths of infection prevention.
  • Explore other industries for healthcare-acquired infection solutions.
  • Identify the importance of collaborative design.
  • Discuss known and found HAI-prevention barriers in the implementation phase of a project.


  • Paula Wright, RN, BSN, CIC, Director, Infection Control Unit, Massachasetts General Hospital
  • Cathleen Lange, AIA, LEED AP, Principal, Shepley Bulfinch
  • Alison Faecher, IIDA, NCIDQ, LEED Accredited Professional , Director of Interior Design, SmithGroupJJR
  • Shawn Seaman, Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of the Northeast, Boston Office, Suffolk Construction


Credits: None available.

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