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Episode 38: Joshua Theodore, Vice President and Global Health Practice Leader of Leo A. Daly

PART 1

In Part 1 of today’s episode, Cheryl Janis speaks with Joshua Theodore, Vice President and Global Health Practice Leader at Leo A. Daly. During their conversation, Cheryl asks Joshua about other facilities, aside from hospitals, that were used as surge spaces during the first months of the pandemic. Joshua begins, “The US Army of Corps Engineers designated 17 alternate care facilities for surge capacity, and one of those was the Javits Center in New York City. If and when they are demolished, we are going to have a lot of extra product; $700 million dollars worth, and some of that is going to end up in the bin and that is a massive amount of waste.” Get an insider’s perspective into what else was going on behind the scenes during the first several months of the pandemic, and what new innovations are coming out of Leo A. Daly’s firm on part 1 of today’s episode.

Learn more about Joshua Theodore and Leo A. Daly by visiting https://leoadaly.com/.

In Part 1 of Cheryl’s conversation with Joshua Theodore they discuss:

  • How did Joshua Theodore and Leo A. Daly respond to the pandemic and what was it like emotionally during those first few months of the crisis, from inside the firm?
  • What is Leo A. Daly’s task force and at what point after the pandemic hit the United States was the task force created?
  • What did Leo A. Daly’s morale surveys reveal and what was learned?
  • What is the Hotel2Hospital concept when did it start, and what was the initial response?
  • When the US Army of Corps Engineers designated 17 alternate care facilities for surge capacity, and one of those was the Javits Center in New York City. Why has so much waste been left over from this, and what can the healthcare design community learn from this moving forward?

The world is changing quickly. The Center for Health Design is committed to providing the healthcare design and senior living design industries with the latest research, best practices and innovations. The Center can help you solve today’s biggest healthcare challenges and make a difference in care, safety, medical outcomes, and the bottom line.  Find out more at healthdesign.org.

Additional support for this podcast comes from our industry partners:

  • The American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers
  • The Nursing Institute for Healthcare Design

Learn more about how to become a Certified Healthcare Interior Designer®  by visiting the American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers at: https://aahid.org/.

Connect to a community interested in supporting clinician involvement in design and construction of the built environment by visiting The Nursing Institute for Healthcare Design at https://www.nursingihd.com/

Thank you for listening to today’s episode of Healthcare Interior Design 2.0. If you enjoyed any part of Cheryl’s conversation with Joshua Theodore, please help our podcast grow by spreading the good word on social media and with your online community. Stay safe and be well. For the full roster of shows, visit http://healthcareidpodcast.com.


PART 2

In part 2 of Cheryl’s interview with Joshua Theodore, Vice President and Global Health Practice Leader at Leo A. Daly, Cheryl asks Joshua about Work Well—a new project, and new technology coming out of Leo A. Daly and their industry partners, to help fight COVID-19. Joshua shares, “Work Well started out as a 2 x 4 foot stick-built wood approach to scanning people as they come onboard. People pass through an entry door and the exit door, and there is a green and red light. If you get a green light, you can continue walking through and if you get a red light, you are going to stop. The light system is tied to a temperature scanning system.” Learn more about the genesis of Work Well, its privacy implications and how the healthcare industry is getting involved. This and so much more on the changing face of healthcare design on part 2 of today’s episode.

To learn more about Joshua Theodore and Leo A. Daly, visit: https://leoadaly.com/.

In Part 2 of Cheryl’s conversation with Joshua Theodore, you will learn:

  • What is Leo A. Daly’s Work Well project, how did Turner Construction get involved, and what are the implications of this new technology for the healthcare industry?
  • What happens when someone with COVID-19, is thermally scanned at a facility and the entrance door locks?
  • How does someone’s iPhone or other smartphone play a role in this?
  • Are there any privacy concerns about someone suddenly being stopped and not able to get through a door?
  • What latest project is coming out of Leo A. Daly and how shipping containers are involved.
  • The story of Joshua’s high school mission trip down to the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico, and how working on a clinic there with a group of other people played a role in influencing him to choose a career in healthcare.
  • What advice does Joshua have for architecture and design students today who are interested in specializing in healthcare, but are afraid to move in this direction?

The world is changing quickly. The Center for Health Design is committed to providing the healthcare design and senior living design industries with the latest research, best practices and innovations. The Center can help you solve today’s biggest healthcare challenges and make a difference in care, safety, medical outcomes, and the bottom line.  Find out more at healthdesign.org.

Additional support for this podcast comes from our industry partners:

  • The American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers
  • The Nursing Institute for Healthcare Design

Learn more about how to become a Certified Healthcare Interior Designer®  by visiting the American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers at: https://aahid.org/.

Connect to a community interested in supporting clinician involvement in design and construction of the built environment by visiting The Nursing Institute for Healthcare Design at https://www.nursingihd.com/

Thank you for listening to today’s episode of Healthcare Interior Design 2.0. If you enjoyed any part of Cheryl’s conversation with Joshua Theodore, please help our podcast grow by spreading the good word on social media and with your online community. Stay safe and be well. For the full roster of shows, visit http://healthcareidpodcast.com.

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