Specifying healthcare furnishings and surface materials are connected to satisfaction, safety, and infection control. Not only are decisions aesthetically based, but human health based for healthcare space endusers. Understanding the performance needs and cleaning and disinfection requirements for various types of healthcare settings is key in providing a successful, sustainable solution to maintain healthy environments. Using a collaborative process is indicative of positive outcomes. The evaluation of sustainable materials includes specifying the correct product in the appropriate application to avoid premature product failure within healthcare settings, which can be costly – both in dollars and human impacts. Join us for a deep dive into real life examples, better understanding of cleaning and disinfection protocols, and the evaluation of multiple attributes in healthcare material specifications.
Barbara A. Dellinger, MA, CHID, FIIDA, EDAC, MDCID
Principal, Dellinger Consulting
As a healthcare interior designer for 40 years, Barbara has provided planning and interior design for projects ranging from small clinics to 1M+ sq. ft., $1B military hospitals. Focusing on the patient experience, she uses Evidence-based design to view design through the patient’s eyes. Barbara recently retired from Adventist Healthcare (AHC) in Rockville, MD where she provided interior design for a variety of project types including acute care, (general med/surg and ICU), rehab, Imaging, CVRR), behavioral health, outpatient clinics and as well as schools for children with social and emotional issues, including Head Start. Prior to joining AHC, she was employed by HDR and lead interior design projects for the Corp of Engineers in Germany, South Korea, Puerto Rico and across the US, having helped implement the World Class Check list on many projects. Throughout her career, she has provided volunteer services to many organizations. She is Co-chair of the Center for Healthcare Design’s EDAC committee, and has been involved in many of the Center’s programs since it’s inception, assisting with writing Tool Kits, coaching for EDAC exam, and being on the EDAC Advisory Board. She is a founder of the American Academy of Healthcare Designers (AAHID) and currently serves on its Board, as director of the Research and Educatin Committee. She is a founder of the Durable Coated Fabric Task Group (DCF) and a Fellow in the International Institute of Interior Designer (IIDA).
Jane Rohde, AIA, FIIDA, ASID, CHID, ACHA, LEED AP BD+C, GGA-EB, GGF
Principal, JSR Associates, Inc.
Jane M. Rohde, AIA, FIIDA, ASID, ACHA, CHID, LEED AP BD+C, GGA – EB, GGF Principal / JSR Associates, Inc. Founder / Live Together, Inc. Member / Durable Coated Fabrics Task Group - AAHID Jane Rohde’s areas of expertise include person-centered care model development, architecture and design for all ages, and sustainability and health and wellness operational approaches to integrated evidence based design and operations. Committee work includes the Durable Coated Fabrics Task Group, which is in support of testing and relevant specification of durable coated fabrics and related materials in healthcare settings. Jane received the first Changemaker Award for Environments for Aging from The Center for Health Design and the ASID Design for Humanity Award. She was recognized as an Honorary Alumni of Clemson University’s Architecture + Health program and honored as one of the top ten Women in Design demonstrating leadership in healthcare and senior living design. Jane received the Pioneer Award from the Facilities Guidelines Institute for her work on the completion and ongoing cycle updates to the Guidelines for Design and Construction of Residential Health, Care, and Support Facilities, was recognized as a Green Globes Fellow by the Green Building Initiative, and most recently recognized as an Impact Icon by ecomedes®.
Shari Solomon, Esq., CIEC
President, CleanHealth Environmental
Shari L. Solomon, Esq. is president of CleanHealth Environmental, LLC. CleanHealth provides infection prevention, industrial hygiene and OSHA training and consulting services geared toward facility personnel and vendors responsible for infection prevention, cleaning and disinfection, and facility operations and maintenance practices. Ms. Solomon possesses more than 20 years of environmental consulting and federal regulatory experience. An attorney by trade, combined with her experience in the industrial hygiene field with a focus on infection prevention, Shari holds a unique expertise and understanding of liability prevention techniques, offering clients practical and valuable risk management solutions.
Prior to launching CleanHealth, Shari held the position as Director of Training with a full service industrial hygiene firm and was charged with the development and oversight of all training programs nationwide. Ms. Solomon’s has trained thousands of individuals, both here and abroad, spanning 19 years. Shari also conducts infection prevention services including policy and procedure program development, infection prevention evaluations, litigation support, and environmental quality assessments. Ms. Solomon is a Designated Trainer under the Certified Healthcare Environmental Services Technician Program (T-CHEST) from The Association for the Healthcare Environment (AHE) of the American Hospital Association as well as a member of Durable Coated Fabrics Task Force, affiliated with the American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers (AAHID). Shari is a Certified Indoor Environmental Consultant (CIEC) through the ACAC and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Florida and a Juris Doctorate from The Catholic University of America.