Healthcare Design, producers of the Healthcare Design Conference, invites global healthcare thought leaders and facility administrators to submit presentations for the 2014 Healthcare Design Conference to be held November 15 – 18 at the San Diego Convention Center. Through its educational sessions and hands-on learning opportunities, supported by research and case studies, the conference delivers on its mission to demonstrate how the responsibly built facility positively impacts operational efficiency, patient safety, and healthcare outcomes.
Submission Deadline: Friday, January 24, 2014
The results of the NIHD Board of Directiors election are in!
Congratulations to our new board members:
Kathy Okland -Vice President
Susan Silverman - Treasurer
Kathy and Susan's bios are below:
Kathy Okland RN, MPH, NA, EDAC
Kathy’s professional experience has been diverse in healthcare and the industry. She would be the first to say that she has been blessed because of that – that serendipity and synchronicity have accompanied that journey. Having practiced in the full continuum of care, academia and administration – all have been formative for her current role as Clinical Strategist for HermanMIller Healthcare. In this capacity, she serves as a knowledge resource and thought leader bridging the clinical and business endeavor toward enhancing the environment of care. Her colleagues describe her as a “creative”.
Through the lens of a CNO, Nursing Home Administrator, and Executive Director, the reality of complexity and opportunity are held in balance. Kathy has also served as a consultant to new program development, not for profit management, conference planning and coordination, public speaking and group/retreat facilitation. She is also credentialed as a Parish Nurse and Dale Carnegie Facilitator.
The American Organization of Nurse Executives, Society for Simulation in Healthcare, Northwest Organization of Nurse Executives, Nursing Institute for Healthcare Design, AIA, and Peer Reviewer - Health Environments Research & Design Journal are among the professional organizations which she supports.
Kathy resides on a tranquil lake in Central Minnesota where she enjoys gardening (currently studying as a Master Gardner), Calligraphy, Illumination and writing.
For the opportunity to provide leadership to NIHD, Kathy expresses “I am honored and humbled”.
Susan R. Silverman, MSN, MBA
Currently Susan works at NBBJ in New York City as a Healthcare Planner responsible for short and long range planning for healthcare projects including strategic planning, financial feasibility studies, operational planning, and functional and space planning. In this role Susan is an advocate for patients and their families and ensures the planning and design process supports the clinical, research, educational and financial needs of her clients.
Susan began her career as a Pediatric Nurse and after she received her MBA she worked as an administrator at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and then became Administrative Director for the Oncology Service Line at NewYork- Presbyterian Hospital.
Susan has experience as Treasurer of non-profit organizations starting with the Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses (APON) earlier in her career. Currently she is Treasurer and Board of Trustee for the New York Society for Health Planning (NYSHP) and CANCER101, a patient advocacy organization whose mission is to empower, inform and engage cancer patients and their caregivers to take control over their diagnoses and partner with their healthcare team to make informed decisions.
Announcing A New Industry Partner!
NIHD is pleased to announce nora, a flooring vendor, as a Silver Sponsor in our Industry Partner program. These valuable partnerships help NIHD develop educational programs and products, develop research and research grants, and create a valuable forum in which NIHD members and the vendor community can network and exchanged education and ideas. For more information about nora and the Industry Partner program, click here.
Membership Committee Structure
The Nursing Institute for Healthcare Design (NIHD) is a non profit (501c6) professional organization that promotes health care design standards; fosters inclusion of nurses and healthcare providers in all phases of the design process; provides educational programs for its members; and disseminates innovations and research evidence for all areas of health care design. NIHD, Inc. promotes collaborative and interdisciplinary education for all disciplines within the health care design and construction community.