Making Changes that Make a Difference…
And the 2015 Changemaker Winner Is...Roger S. Ulrich, PhD, EDAC, Professor, Department of Architecture and Centre for Healthcare Architecture, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden.
This year's award winner is the keynote speaker at the 2015 Healthcare Design Conference in Washington, DC.
The recipient of many awards, his work has directly impacted the design of billions of dollars’ worth of hospital construction and improved the health outcomes and safety of patients around the world. His recent work has dealt with subjects as varied as:
• the effects of single versus multi-bed patient rooms on infection transmission
• the negative impacts of hospital noise on patients and nurses
• how nature, gardens, and art can lessen pain, stress, and healthcare costs
He was co-founding director of the Center for Health Systems and Design at Texas A&M University, and from 2005-2006, at the invitation of Britain’s National Health Service, he served as senior adviser on patient care environments to create scores of new hospitals.