Healthcare Materials - There's No Easy Button!

Join this moderated expert panel discussion to explore questions, answers, challenges, and recommended approaches to making informed decisions when selecting healthcare surface finish materials. Determine performance requirements, minimum testing criteria, and establishment of anticipated product service life to inform the owner's project requirements (OPR). Evaluation of existing conditions, operational needs, cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting processes, all determine product durability and longevity. There are multiple perspectives from designers, facility managers, environmental services, clinical teams, and manufacturers that create the interdisciplinary approach to product selection. Discover causes of healthcare performance failures, how to minimize them, and apply those lessons learned to reduce failures in not only healthcare settings, but also retail, education, workplace, hospitality, and transportation.


Founder & Principal

JSR Associates

Jane Rohde is the Founder of JSR Associates, Inc. Her passion and design work serve vulnerable populations with the goal of achieving equitable access to housing, care, and services. She sits on various healthcare and sustainability committees supporting research, advocacy, and humanistic approaches to care and community design. Jane is also the founder of Live Together, Inc., a nonprofit focusing on intergenerational care models and demonstration projects combined with workforce development opportunities to improve quality of life for residents of all ages.

Jane Rohde’s areas of expertise include person-centered care model development, architecture and design for all ages, sustainable and healthy operational approaches, and integrates evidence based design in practice. Committee work includes the Durable Coated Fabrics Task Group, which is in support of testing and relevant specification of durable coated fabrics and related materials in healthcare settings.

Jane is the first Changemaker Awardee for Environments for Aging from The Center for Health Design, received an ASID Design for Humanity Award, and is recognized as an Honorary Alumni of Clemson University’s Architecture + Health program. She is recognized as one of top ten Women in Design in healthcare and senior living design, received the Pioneer Award from the Facility Guidelines Institute, honored as a Green Globes Fellow by the Green Building Initiative, and recognized as an Impact Icon by ecomedes.

Barbara Dellinger, MA, CHID, FIIDA, EDAC, MDCID, NCIDQ


Dellinger Consulting, LLC

As a healthcare interior designer for 40 years, Barbara has provided planning and interior design for projects ranging from small clinics to 1M+ sq. ft., $1B military hospitals. Focusing on the patient experience, she uses Evidence-based design to view design through the patient’s eyes. Barbara recently retired from Adventist Healthcare (AHC) in Rockville, MD where she provided interior design for a variety of project types including acute care, behavioral health, and outpatient clinics. Prior to that, as head of east coast interior design at HDR, she led military interior design projects in Germany, South Korea, Puerto Rico and across the US. Using her experience to view design through the patient’s eyes, Barbara has established Dellinger Consulting, LLC, where she consults with furniture and fabric manufacturers.

She is co-chair of the Center for Healthcare Design’s EDAC committee, and is a founder of the American Academy of Healthcare Designers (AAHID). She currently serves on its Board, as director of the Research and Education Committee. She is a founder of the Durable Coated Finishes+ Task Group (DCF+) and a Fellow in the International Institute of Interior Designer (IIDA). She has recently joined the Advisory Board for Live Together, Inc. and the Advisory for Board for LDI Interiors.

Shari Solomon, Esq., CIEC


CleanHealth Environmental

Shari L. Solomon, Esq. is president of CleanHealth Environmental, LLC. CleanHealth provides infection prevention, industrial hygiene and OSHA training and consulting services geared toward facility personnel and vendors responsible for infection prevention, cleaning and disinfection, and facility operations and maintenance practices. Ms. Solomon possesses more than 20 years of environmental consulting and federal regulatory experience. An attorney by trade, combined with her experience in the industrial hygiene field with a focus on infection prevention, Shari holds a unique expertise and understanding of liability prevention techniques, offering clients practical and valuable risk management solutions.

Prior to launching CleanHealth, Shari held the position as Director of Training with a full service industrial hygiene firm and was charged with the development and oversight of all training programs nationwide. Ms. Solomon’s has trained thousands of individuals, both here and abroad, spanning 19 years. Shari also conducts infection prevention services including policy and procedure program development, infection prevention evaluations, litigation support, and environmental quality assessments.

Ms. Solomon is a Designated Trainer under the Certified Healthcare Environmental Services Technician Program (T-CHEST) from The Association for the Healthcare Environment (AHE) of the American Hospital Association as well as a member of Durable Coated Fabrics Task Force, affiliated with the American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers (AAHID). Shari is a Certified Indoor Environmental Consultant (CIEC) through the ACAC and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Florida and a Juris Doctorate from The Catholic University of America.

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