RDG Planning & Design recently announced that Hanna Hayes, IIDA, WELL AP, Registered Interior Designer, has earned the credential of Certified Healthcare Interior Designer (CHID). The designation, which is provided by the American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers, indicates Hayes’ commitment to enhancing the health, quality and safety of healthcare interior environments through an understanding of the issues that impact patients, residents, family members, and healthcare providers. Hayes is one of only four interior designers across the state of Iowa to achieve this designation.
Hayes joined RDG in 2015 and has contributed expertise to projects across Iowa and Nebraska, including work for MercyOne, University of Iowa Health Care and Nebraska Medicine. She began working towards becoming a Certified Healthcare Interior Designer in 2019, a process that requires extensive study of codes and guidelines, environments of care, equipment needs and functional programming needs in acute care, ambulatory care and residential healthcare living facilities. Hayes officially passed her exam requirements and achieved her CHID in February 2020.