Matthei & Colin Associates

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The Pebble Project

M&CA’s commitment to furthering the design and research of evidenced-based concepts is apparent by our mutual participation with Edward Hospital in the Center For Health Design’s Pebble Project initiative. As the first Illinois Pebble Project member, the Edward/M&CA team is committed to using a variety of tools and resources to collect data on the impact of facility design on patient, family and staff. The team implements these findings and research by other Pebbles in order to improve the entire healthcare experience. Much of the research centers on clinical improvements, patient and family satisfaction, organizational change and financial performance. This research and outcomes illustrate the goals stated by the Center for Health Design. Facility design can:

— improve the quality of care to patients

— attract more patients

— recruit and retain staff

— increase philanthropic, community and corporate support

— enhance operational efficiencies and productivities