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W H AT ' S L E F T B E H I N D
Healthcare designers are in a unique position to
create professional legacies that are far-reaching
By Debra Levin

W

E COME TO work each day

and organize what needs
to be done. We make dozens of phone calls and
participate in a slew of
meetings. We send copious amounts of emails and
respond to even more. We
talk to our colleagues, formulate plans, make
decisions, check items off our lists, and then
move on to the next thing.
At the end of the day, we go home with a sense
of accomplishment for all that was completed
and a sense of frustration for all that was not.
The next morning, we do it all over again. Wash,
rinse, repeat. Over time, if you're persistent,
this process has the potential to move mountains, and the mountains that you move become a part of your legacy.
We're all continually trying to be more productive. We look to find new ways of working to
be more efficient and have become masters at
doing more with less. At some point in your career, though, it's valuable to stop for a moment
and really think about your legacy. What is it
you hope to leave behind? What are you personally creating?
For some, your legacy will be about the people you mentor: those whom you nurture, open
doors for, and in whom you help cultivate and
instill a spirit of possibility. For others it will be
the firms, healthcare institutions, and companies you build, fanning the spark of an idea into
something that lives more permanently in the
world. For others still, it's the designs you create, the buildings you'll leave behind, and the
ways in which those structures help to shape
individual or community behaviors.
No matter what the outlet, we all leave a legacy through our careers and our lives, and taking
a moment to think about what we want that leg-

acy to represent provides the chance to define
and focus your efforts on the version of you that
you want to live on.
In the healthcare design industry, we're fortunate. We get to engage in work that's directly
connected to improving outcomes, whether
it's in critical care settings where every facet
must work in concert to help save a life or it's
the community health center designed in such
a way as to draw people in and engage them in
healthy behaviors.
As our industry has matured, we've moved
past looking solely at what's within the four
walls of a traditional healthcare building and
realized that we can effect change by thoughtfully designing the spaces outside to create
vibrant and engaging communities-communities that are safe, support healthy lifestyles,
and unite people in a way that promotes social
interaction.
This work is still not the bread and butter of
healthcare designers today, but in it lies our future and great promise. Healthcare design will
always mean creating safe healthcare spaces that
improve outcomes and help reduce the cost of
care. But moving forward, all that we've learned
and achieved also puts us in a unique place to have
a voice in a much larger conversation.
Careers seem long when you're in the thick
of things but in reality can fly by in a flash. Take
the time now to be sure that yours is moving in
the direction you want it to, that you are doing
the things that are meaningful to you at the moment, and that when you look back you'll find
the legacy that you want to leave behind. 
Debra Levin is president and CEO of The Center
for Health Design. She can be reached at DLEVIN@
HEALTHDESIGN.ORG.

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HEALTHCARE DESIGN - NOVEMBER 2016
CONTENTS
EDITORIAL
SHOW TALK
PHOTO TOUR
MEETING OF THE MINDS
POWER TRIO
GET SMART
WHAT ARE WE WAITING FOR?
HAVING IT ALL
HERE & NOW
WELCOME ADDITION
FIVE BUILDING BLOCKS OF WAYFINDING
FINANCIAL MATTERS HEALTHY SAV-INGS
PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT DINING
THE CENTER
AIA-AAH
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Healthcare Design - November 2016 - EDITORIAL
Healthcare Design - November 2016 - SHOW TALK
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Healthcare Design - November 2016 - PHOTO TOUR
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Healthcare Design - November 2016 - POWER TRIO
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Healthcare Design - November 2016 - FIVE BUILDING BLOCKS OF WAYFINDING
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Healthcare Design - November 2016 - THE CENTER
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