Dublin Methodist Hospital: Culture Driven Design–Seven Years Later

When:  Mar 21, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (ET)

Earn 1.0 AIA LU/HSW | Tuesday, March 21, 2017 | 2–3pm EDT


The design intention of Dublin Methodist Hospital was to create a civic landmark for the community that would welcome patients and families and be a resource for all of their health needs. The glass atrium is a beacon that is warm and inviting, and identifies where people need to go when arriving at the hospital. Photo credit: Brad Feinknopf 2007.


Dublin Methodist Hospital was designed to “change the way health care is delivered in central Ohio.”  It was also considered the most evidence-based designed hospital in the United States at the time it opened in 2008.  Seven years later, many of the goals were achieved, and Dublin Methodist has become one of the most successful hospitals of its kind in central Ohio and beyond.  However, there were several unexpected consequences that remind us “culture eats design for lunch.” Come see and hear some of the design innovations that worked, and some that didn’t.

Learning Objectives

After participating in this webinar attendees will:

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    1. The hospital defined its desired culture at the beginning of the design process. Learn about the challenges of achieving this, and the impact on operations and design when the culture changes.
    2. Designed with acuity adaptable patient rooms throughout, learn what the challenges were of this model of care and what it has evolved into.
    3. All of the inpatient rooms were designed same handed, with patient bathrooms located on the headwall, in an effort to reduce falls. Hear about DMH’s falls statistics, and what they attribute them to.
    4. Designed for the latest technology available at the time, learn what has worked, what has become obsolete and what is replacing it.



John Kreidich, AIA, CHC, LEED AP BD+C

Specializing in healthcare building for twenty‐seven of thirty–eight years planning, designing, constructing, and operating hospital, research and university facilities, John Kreidich is the go-to resource for all hospital–related safety, infection control, sustainable building, and medical equipment procurement matters at McCarthy's Central Healthcare Unit–joining McCarthy in 2000 to run its Compass continuous work program operations. Kreidich was previously Vice President, System, Facilities Planning and Construction for the Penn State Geisinger Health System 1997–2000, following four years as Assistant Vice President for Facilities Management at the Penn State University, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.



Greg Mare, AIA, EDAC

As leader of AECOM’s healthcare practice for the Americas, Greg Mare has four decades of experience as an innovator and expert in healthcare planning and design.  He is an industry leader in patient experience development, evidence-based design process and health/wellness environments. He is also a well-known and highly respected public speaker on healthcare design issues including patient quality/safety, operational efficiency, standardization/flexibility and pediatric environments.  Greg is a member of the Center for Health Design’s EDAC Advisory Council and has been named to Healthcare Design Magazine’s ‘Twenty Who Are Making a Difference’, published in December 2008.


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