When I first met the lovely Brit Andy Pennington (National Sales Director at Porcelanosa) last year, Andy had just been robbed of his suitcase and laptop when he was at the In & Out Burger in Napa Valley, California.
Not uncommon in this area, the thieves broke the back window of his rental car and took off with his suitcase, including all of his clothes and his laptop, nicely secured within that suitcase.
Andy had reached out to me a month earlier to discuss a proposal for me to produce and host a podcast called Healthcare Interior Design 2.0 in which I would explore the changing face of healthcare design through intimate conversations with the leading architects, designers and planners in this mission-driven industry.
I was thrilled at the offer and accepted it wholeheartedly, along with an invitation to visit Porcelanosa’s geothermal-powered factory in Spain.
I had been passionately working in healthcare design for the past several years, helping small outpatient offices achieve their patient-centered design goals, and I was already hosting a podcast called The Wellness Design Podcast. This was the perfect fit. I had also experienced recurring medical trauma as a child so I knew first hand what it was like to be a patient in the hospital and healthcare setting.
As of today, 9 episodes are live and available to binge listen anytime to intimate conversations with some of the industry’s most prolific leaders in healthcare design and senior living including:
- Ana Pinto-Alexander: Principal and Group Director for Healthcare Interiors at HKS Architects
- Libby Laguta: President of the AAHID
- Jane Rohde: Principal and founds of JSR Associates, Inc.
- Dr. Richard Jackson: Nationally known physician and host of the PBS series Designing Healthy Communities
- Joanna Frank: President & CEO of The Center for Active Design
- Rebecca Brennan: Principal & Founder of Design Studio Blue
- Jocelyn Stroupe: Director of Healthcare Interiors at Cannon Design
- Tiana Lemons: Healthcare Studio Leader for Orcutt | Winslow
- Kristin Zeit & Jennifer Kovas Silvis: Publisher and Editor-In-Chief of Healthcare Design and Environments for Aging Magazines
When I first sat down with Andy at the Napa Valley hotel he was staying at, he sported brand new shoes and shirt from the local Walmart. He looked great! And what was even more heartwarming was his commitment to creating a podcast that shared the same values as his company, Porcelanosa.
The industry partner for Healthcare Interior Design 2.0 (HID2.0) is The Center for Health Design. AAHID are also industry supporters of the podcast.
The show shares the same mission-driven values as you do in your work. I invite you to enjoy the conversations presented in these episodes and I ask you to share them with those around you who also share those values including your team, your clients and your colleagues.
You can find the podcast on any of your favorite podcast apps on your phone by searching for Healthcare Interior Design 2.0 or simply follow this link to start listening now: http://healthcareidpodcast.com.
🙏🏼One last favor. If you or anyone in your office is on Instagram, please take a moment to follow the page of this podcast. This alone will be a huge support in continuing to share this good work with the world. Thank you!
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Shows coming up include Rebecca Rothstein, founder of The Who’s Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend’s Teen Cancer America, and Aimee Burmaster-Hicks, Principal at Page Architecture Firm in Texas.
Thank you and I’ll talk to you soon,