In November of 2014, Joyce Durham completed two presentations at Healthcare Design 2013 (HCD13), an international healthcare design conference sponsored by the Center for Health Design.
The first presentation initiated a half-day interactive workshop on using rapid prototyping to facilitate surgical suite design. The workshop was sponsored and presented by the Nursing Institute for Healthcare Design (NIHD). Joyce, an NIHD founding and Board member, presented an overview of the Lean philosophy followed by an explanation of how rapid prototyping, a Lean tool, can be used to quickly and effectively evaluate operational concepts and facility designs.
Later, Joyce Durham joined Helen Waters, Director of Space Planning and Transition Strategy at Stanford University Hospital and Clinics, to share their team’s approach to repurposing over a half million square feet of space which will become available following the completion of a major addition on the Stanford medical center campus. The planning focused on developing a model to accurately project future volumes, defining optimal operational systems, and creating efficient departmental plans.