Healthcare-Design

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EPISODE 26: Monika Smith - Design Director at Apex Design Build

Monika Smith, Design Director at Apex Design Build, on what no one is talking about in a healthcare project that they should be talking about. Monika shares, “When many of the doctors we serve in private practice decide to build their own practices, they often don’t ask themselves the question, ‘How will my practice stand out in the marketplace?’” That and more on what’s right with healthcare design, what the industry will look like in the year 2040, and one story about what happened when a father/daughter physician team moved offices. Learn more about Monika Smith and Apex Design Build by visiting https://apexdesignbuild.net.

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Learn more about how The Center for Health Design can support your firm by visiting: http://healthdesign.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/.

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