DSGW Healthcare Leader to Speak at 2014 ASHE PDC Summit

Rebecca Lewis, AIA, FACHA, CID
Rebecca Lewis, AIA, FACHA, CID

Have you wondered how activities that happen at a nurse station for inpatient and outpatient settings drive the codes for design? New codes and standards are being developed, and DSGW’s Rebecca Lewis is one of the co-authors of the future guidelines. She will present at the PDC Summit, which will be held March 16-19 in Orlando, Fla., is sponsored by the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) and the American Hospital Association (AHA).

The PDC Summit is a dynamic industry event that unites senior leaders involved in health care planning, design, and construction to address challenges and innovations on the horizon. The summit is coordinated by a trusted network of not-for-profit organizations with expertise in health care planning, design, and construction with 100% of conference revenue reinvested into the mission of optimizing the health care physical environment.

7 – 7:50 a.m. AAH Codes and Standards Forum
Rebecca J. Lewis, AIA, ACHA, CID, Principal, DSGW Architects; and Scott Miller, AIA, FACHA, Associate Principal, Moody-Nolan, Inc.

The Codes and Standards Forum will provide a deep dive on the codes and standards that regulate nurse station design, including furnishings. The presenters will analyze how staff members actually use nurse stations in both inpatient and outpatient settings and identify conflicts between activities conducted at the nurse station and current code requirements. The forum will include discussion of how to resolve these conflicts in future published codes and standards.