Hospital Design and Patient Safety

Virtual Workshop
Hospital Design and Patient Safety

Patient safety is highly dependent on the design of healthcare facilities. Learn how evidence-based design principles promote safety, efficient workflows and a healing environment.

The virtual workshop offers a first insights into the connection between hospital design and patient safety – with interactive presentations, case studies from practice, group discussions and practical exercises. This will help you to understand how design decisions affect patients as well as staff and relatives. 


Friday, 1 December 2023, 13:00-17:00
by Nora Colman, MD

Nora Colman, MD is an Assistant Professor in Pediatrics in the division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Her research focuses on the intersection of healthcare design and patient safety and quality and patient safety-targeted simulation. She has extensive experience in leading system wide initiatives where simulation has been used as a vehicle to meet system wide quality goals. She is also passionate about the role of simulation to proactively identify latent safety threats in new healthcare design. Her strong clinical background coupled with simulation and patient safety experience allows her to impact patient care in multiple facets.

  • Planners
  • Architects
  • Designers
  • Hospital management
  • Consultants
  • Interested persons
  • Introduction to Design and Health
  • Evidence-Based Design and Patient Safety
  • Human Factors in Healthcare Delivery
  • Ergonomics and Workflow Efficiency
  • Panel Discussion; Future Trends and Continuous Improvement

Virtual workshop: Inputs and interactive sessions of what has been learned

You will leave the workshop with a first understanding of how hospital design impacts patient safety and well-being. Armed with evidence-based design strategies, you will be empowered to contribute to the creation of healthcare environments that prioritize patient safety, improve workflow efficiency, and enhance the overall patient experience.


Participants will be issued with a written, signed confirmation of participation.

In spring 2024, Nora Colman will run a two-day course at the SCDH that will address the topic and provide further skills on it

CHF 150.-

Terms of Payment:
You will receive an invoice after the decision to hold the course has been made. The payment date stated on the invoice is binding.

Minimum and maximum numbers of participants apply to all courses. If the minimum number is not reached, the course will not be held. If the course is not held, the course fee will be refunded in full. No liability will be accepted for any further damage.

Please enrol by email with your name, address and telephone number at . Your enrolment is binding and will be confirmed in writing. The enrolment obliges you to pay the course fee. Enrolments will be considered in the order in which they are received.

Free places available

Please contact us for more information about the workshop.

Responsible Persons


Nora Colman, MD
Associate Program Director, Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Emory University School of Medicine 

Administration and Information

Rahel Inauen
Research Assistant SCDH

+41 58 414 40 12