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ON INDUSTRY TRENDS
by continuing to focus
brand messaging on
operations, such as
shorter ER wait times, new
equipment, and new locations. While this may be
necessary to compete for
market share, I'd like to
see a shift to a higher-purpose message. Purposedriven organizations are,
in general, the companies
we all admire and will be
loyal to for generations.
MD Anderson has an
amazing tagline: Making
Cancer History. It doesn't
get any better than that.

F AV O R I T E . . .

VA C AT I O N S P O T Northern Michigan.
Q U O T E "Design shapes the way we live. So, it ought
to serve everyone."-My friend and mentor, interior
designer Eva Maddox.
P I E C E O F A R T I N Y O U R H O U S E A driftwood
sculpture that could have been an oar or a boat
propeller, which we found on a hidden beach along the
Straits of Mackinac in Michigan.
WEEKEND ACTIVITY
Cooking culinary delights with my
husband, children, and our dog, Zero.
M O V I E C H A R A C T E R Willy
Wonka. He wanted to build a better
world, so he focused on making his
own innovation.
L I N E F R O M A M O V I E "We are the music makers,
and we are the dreamers of dreams," from "Willy
Wonka & the Chocolate Factory." (It's a line from Arthur
O'Shaughnessy's poem "Ode.")
S N A C K Hummus (the spicier the better).

K E L LY K O L A R

President and founder,
Kolar Design

KELLY KOLAR has a passion for con-

necting people, places, and brands.
After graduating from the University of Cincinnati College of Design,
Architecture, Art and Planning, she won a design
competition to serve as design director for Cincinnati's bicentennial celebration, overseeing
exhibitions, identity signage, and a kickoff event
that drew 1 million people to the city's downtown. Shortly thereafter, in 1991, she started
her own multidisciplinary branding firm, Kolar
Design (Cincinnati). "After being a part of our
civic celebrations and using insights, strategy,
and design to create results, I saw a window of
opportunity to transform spaces into places for
people, and never looked back," she says. Kolar's
firm spent the first six years working in the civic
sector, before breaking into healthcare. Today
her clients include Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and Mercy Health, where
she uses design and branding to improve the
patient and staff experience. "Design, for me,
reminds people why they do what they do every
day, changes a culture, and-sometimes-even
changes lives," Kolar says.-Anne DiNardo

WAY T O U N W I N D A F T E R A L O N G D AY Take
a power walk in nature. I find my best "think" time is
when I'm out on a path. It's almost spiritual.

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In nature, which is where I find myself most at peace. We
live in a treehouse, of sorts, in the woods. The second
story is our main floor with decks that cantilever out to
the edge of the woods, so you always feel connected
with nature.

THREE ITEMS ON MY DESK

1 art from a team co-creation
session

2 my "K" mug
3 picture of

our firm's 25th anniversary
celebration

W H AT WA S Y O U R F I R S T P R O J E C T
I N T H E H E A LT H C A R E S E C T O R ?
My first healthcare project was in 1997 with Cincinnati
Children's to create a new wayfinding system to coincide
with the master plan transforming the campus. They have
been a legacy client for over 20 years.

BIGGEST PET PEEVE ON A
H E A LT H C A R E P R O J E C T
When we visually see where one renovation meets the
other. As designers, it's our job to ensure that decades of
design do not collide and there's a seamless integration
in the hallway from end to end. It's part of the design
challenge.

THREE WORDS MY CO-WORKERS
WOULD USE TO DESCRIBE ME

1 collaborative
2 connected
3 passionate

OUTSIDE THE OFFICE, YOU'LL
L I K E LY F I N D M E ...

C H A L L E N G E S T H AT K E E P M E U P
AT N I G H T

KOLAR DESIGN DEVELOPED A REGIONAL SIGNAGE, DIGITAL MEDIA,
AND DONOR RECOGNITION SYSTEM FOR MERCY HEALTH.

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My healthcare work is deeply rooted in empathy and understanding for continuous improvement. As a designer,
I always wonder, "Is that the right solution? Is it making a
difference? How do we know we are successful?"

2014 © S COTT PEASE PHOTOGRAPHY

The importance of
brand in delivering
an enhanced patient
experience. As healthcare
consumers demand a
higher quality experience,
like they get at a RitzCarlton or an Apple store,
institutions will need to
respond to meet that
demand. Imagine if a
facility gave a concierge
level of service for a
patient's end-to-end
journey-that would be
groundbreaking.
How the healthcare
industry competes


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Healthcare Design - September 2017

Healthcare Design - September 2017
Contents
Editorial
The HCD 10
From the Publisher
Class Project
5 Strategies for Ambulatory Facility Planning
Making Room for Wound Care
First Look
Breath of Fresh Air
Engineering Winds of Change
Product Spotlight Wayfinding
The Center
Face Time
HCD Expo 2017
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Healthcare Design - September 2017 - Cover2
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - 1
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - Contents
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Healthcare Design - September 2017 - Editorial
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - The HCD 10
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - From the Publisher
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Healthcare Design - September 2017 - Class Project
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Healthcare Design - September 2017 - 15
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - 5 Strategies for Ambulatory Facility Planning
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - Making Room for Wound Care
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Healthcare Design - September 2017 - First Look
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Healthcare Design - September 2017 - Engineering Winds of Change
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Healthcare Design - September 2017 - Product Spotlight Wayfinding
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Healthcare Design - September 2017 - The Center
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Healthcare Design - September 2017 - Face Time
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