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The

Center
ADVERTISERS' INDEX

SIGNAL AND NOISE

ADVERTISER

PA G E

Accessible Systems .................................................... 46

We all face information overload daily, so it's
important to identify the resources that will help
us do our jobs effectively and tune out the rest
By Debra Levin

Architex International .................................................. C4
Armstrong Ceiling Solutions ................................... 26, 27
ASI Accurate Partitions ................................................ 18

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Center for Health Design............................................. 63
Construction Specialties ................................................ 2

HEN YOU STOP to think about it, it's awe-inspiring how much information we have access
to at any given moment. It comes to us passively through alerts and messages sent to our devices and actively when we search for specific
information online or in printed resources.
But with access comes abundance. I love
the ability to type any question into a search
engine to find the answer. The problem is, there could be hundreds or
thousands of results returned. Some of that information can come
from fake news sites or content marketing, requiring us to spend more
time deciding what to listen to and what to ignore-a task that can feel
daunting and unmanageable at times.
I think one of the most fundamental problems we face today is learning how to separate out the signal from the noise in order to find the
information that provides us the answers we need, and helps us see the
patterns we should be paying attention to in order to navigate our way
through complex issues. Noise tends to be very loud and demanding of
attention, whereas signals tend to be understated and quiet. Of course, after the fact, it's
NOISE TENDS TO BE VERY
always easy to look back and see what we might
have missed; but in the moment, it takes a conLOUD AND DEMANDING
certed effort and a quiet mind to see and hear
OF ATTENTION, WHEREAS
what's most relevant.
The good news is there are a lot of people out
SIGNALS TEND TO BE
there producing resources that will help you
UNDERSTATED AND QUIET.
separate the noise from the signals, including The Center for Health Design. Under the
header "Insights and Solutions" on our website, you'll find research
reports and issue briefs, interviews, case studies, design strategies, key
point summaries, and webinars, all focused on improving healthcare
environments. We also take a systematic approach to selecting programs offered through the Healthcare Design Expo and Conference
each year, providing you with the chance to learn from industry leaders
about challenges facing the industry today and in the future.
Successful leaders train themselves to recognize signal and not jump
at the noise. This skill is innate for some, but for most of us it takes great
practice and introspection. By turning to available industry resources,
you can be better equipped to make a measurable difference in the safety, health, and satisfaction of the staff, patients, and families that inhabit the environments you help create. 

Crane Composites ..................................................... 42
Crossville ................................................................... 7
Crypton ................................................................... 45
DeepStream Designs .................................................. 24
Flexco ...................................................................... 5
Gerflor .............................................................. 48, 49
HCD Expo & Conference............................................ 52
Kimball Health .......................................................... 10
Krug ....................................................................... C2
Kwalu ..................................................................... C3
Levi + Wong Design Asscoiates ................................... 22
Momentum Textiles ....................................................... 8
National Office Furniture............................................. 50
OFS Brands/Carolina .................................................. 1
Placzek Studio .......................................................... 47
Skyline Design .......................................................... 25
Spec Furniture ........................................................... 34
Steelcase Health ....................................................... 23
Strongarm Design ...................................................... 46
Studio Lilica .............................................................. 24
Sunbrella ........................................................... 12, 13
Tarkett Brands ........................................................... 41
Visa Lighting ............................................................. 35
Wilsonart................................................................. 21

Debra Levin is president and CEO of The Center
for Health Design. She can be reached at D L E V I N @
H E A LT H D E S I G N . O R G .

The index to advertiser page numbers is published for reader
convenience. Every effort is made to list page numbers correctly. The listing is not part of the advertising contract and the
publisher is not responsible for errors or omissions.

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