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The Art of Healing Spaces That Perform

This webinar is approved for 1 AIA Learning Unit (LU) for Continuing Education.


This webinar is approved for credit through the IDCEC.










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As a facet of evidence-based design, artwork plays an important role in healthcare facilities—and it is taking on exciting (and durable) new forms.

The design of healthcare facilities has been influenced by a number of trends in recent years that share a key element in common: a focus on patients. Whether it’s creating single-patient rooms with residential touches to make them feel more inviting or providing access to daylight and views to nature and beautiful artwork, it’s clear that patient comfort, satisfaction, and outcomes have taken a front seat in the design of hospitals and outpatient medical centers.



After watching this webinar, you will be able to:
  • Provide a definition of evidence-based design.
  • Identify five positive medical outcomes as a result of using EBD principles.
  • Explain the documented benefits of using visual arts in healthcare facilities.
  • Select appropriate substrates for digital printing in specific applications.




Vern Combrink
Vice President of Sales
ATI Decorative Laminates


Vern Combrink is the vice president of sales for ATI Decorative Laminates, responsible for direction and management of sales and business development for both foreign and domestic markets.


In addition to sales, he manages the company’s customer service department and works directly with key domestic accounts. During the first part of his five and a half years tenure, he increased export sales by 100 percent while expanding distribution in more than 50 countries.


Combrink received his undergraduate degree in sales and marketing management from the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. Combrink enjoys doing DIY projects at home, and spending time with his family.