The Center for Health Design (Concord, Calif.), in partnership with Healthcare Design magazine, has announced the winners of the 2020 Healthcare Environment Awards. The annual program recognizes how design can improve safety, enhance experiences, increase organizational efficiency, and improve outcomes.
“This year’s winners were truly remarkable in both the quality of the project but also in the depth of thought given to how design can optimize the patient experience and improve other outcomes,” Debra Levin, president and CEO of The Center for Health Design, said in a release.
This year’s award categories included acute care facilities, ambulatory care facilities, COVID-19 Response acute care facilities, and student design work. A jury of industry experts, including academics, architects, designers, healthcare executives, planners, facility executives, patient and family advisors, and researchers reviewed each submission. The winners include:
- Acute Care Winner: Mercyhealth, Javon Bea Hospital and Physicians Clinic—Riverside, AECOM
- Acute Care Honorable Mention: Banner University Medical Center Tucson, Shepley Bulfinch
- COVID-Response Acute Care Winner: STAAT Mod, HGA and The Boldt Company
- COVID-Response Acute Care Honorable Mention: McCormick Place Alternative Care Facility, Stantec Architecture
- Ambulatory Care Winner: Spencer Cancer Center, East Alabama Medical Center, TRO Jung | Brannen
- Ambulatory Care Honorable Mention: Kaiser Permanente Clairemont Mesa Medical Offices, ARCHITECTS Hanna Gabriel Wells
- Student Winner for Post-Graduate Project: Transitional Model for Stroke Rehabilitation Clinics, Maja Kevdzija, Technische Universität Dresden, Faculty of Architecture
- Student Winner for Graduate Project: NOLA Behavioral Health Inpatient Facility, Samia Mansour, The University of Kansas, Department of Architecture
- Student Honorable Mention for Graduate Project: Zero-conflict emergency department: An evidence-based approach to improve communication and teamwork within an ED, Seyedehnastaran Hashemi, Texas Tech University
- Student Honorable Mention for Graduate Project: Catena Healthworks, Ravideep Singh and Sharanya Reddy, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign