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f a ce Time
RANDY GEISE
Senior healthcare facility planner, buildings and
design, Cleveland Clinic (Cleveland)
DOG OR CAT?
We have a Boston Terrier
named Peanut that my
family can't get enough of.
After a stint in the hospitality sector, Randy Geise moved to
healthcare design and in 1997 was hired by Cleveland Clinic-and he
hasn't looked back since. Here, he discusses applying hospitality lessons to
his work to make healthcare environments feel less clinical. He also shares
a couple highlights of what his home city has to off er, which will be on display
when HCD Expo heads there this fall.-Anne DiNardo
WHAT DREW YOU TO A CAREER
IN HEALTHCARE DESIGN?
I made a transition from hotel facilities, project management,
and design when the hospitality industry went into
decline in 1990. I had worked for Hyatt Hotels in Kansas
City, Mo.; Puerto Rico; and its corporate offi ce in
Chicago when a friend at Egleston Children's Hospital
in Atlanta told me about a job in space planning there.
WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST
HEALTHCARE PROJECT?
Facility planner on a toilet/shower/bath training
room for an inpatient rehabilitation unit at Egleston.
WHAT DESIGN LESSON FROM THAT
PROJECT DO YOU STILL CARRY WITH
YOU TODAY?
I was able to utilize my Hyatt experience to create
an environment that was more like a hotel than a
hospital by providing upgraded fixtures and finishes
to make the space less clinical looking.
WHAT'S ONE THING ABOUT
CLEVELAND THAT PEOPLE
SHOULD KNOW?
We have the largest performing arts center (Playhouse
Square) in the U.S. outside of New York City.
OUTSIDE THE OFFICE, WE'LL
LIKELY FIND YOU
In my basement wood shop refi nishing antiques and making
furniture, charcuterie boards, and beer and wine caddies.
I've recently started turning bowls on my wood lathe.
FAVORITE CITY TO VISIT
Tybee Island, Ga. It's my family's favorite
vacation spot.
THREE HEALTHCARE PROJECTS
YOU'VE WORKED ON IN THE
LAST YEAR AND YOUR ROLE
1
Cleveland Clinic London, expected to open in
first quarter 2022, healthcare facility planner.
2
3
Hope Hospital, a temporary COVID-19 surge
facility, healthcare facility planner.
Lerner Research Institute and Pathology and
Lab Medicine Institute, multiple COVID-19-related
projects, healthcare facility planner.
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THREE ITEMS ON YOUR DESK
1 a copy of " To Act as a Unit: The
Story of the Cleveland Clinic. "
2 collection of vintage Cleveland
Clinic postcards.
3 headphones for all these remote
meetings we have now.
WHAT'S YOUR HIDDEN TALENT?
Stand-up comedy. I've been in the Cleveland Comedy
Festival and have performed at several local venues,
and have even taken my show on the road to Las Vegas
and London.
MORNING PERSON
OR NIGHT OWL?
Early morning workouts. I
can't stay up past 10 p.m.
HOW DID YOU
MAKE YOUR FIRST
DOLLAR?
Mowing lawns.
$3 per lawn back in
the early 1970s.
FAVORITE QUOTE
" Be kinder than necessary
because everyone you
meet is fighting some
kind of battle. "
-J.M. Barrie.
IF YOU WEREN'T
A HEALTHCARE
FACILITY PLANNER,
YOU WOULD BE ...
Elementary math teacher
by day and comedian
by night.
YOU HAVE
AN IRRATIONAL
FEAR OF...
Being late to a movie. Our
family was too late and
couldn't get tickets to see the
opening of " Jaws " in 1975.
I've been scarred for life!
COCKTAIL OF
CHOICE?
Beer. Cleveland has some
great local breweries:
Market Garden Brewery,
Great Lakes Brewing
Co., Fat Head's Brewery,
Platform Beer Co., Sibling
Revelry Brewery.
JUNE/JULY 2021
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Masthead
Editorial/Board
Show Talk
Photo Tour/Dynamic Destination
Monitor
Colors Of The World
Mirror Effect
In Focus
In Focus Products
The Center
Face Time
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