Four interior designers have recently passed the American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers (AAHID) Examination and earned the prestigious Certified Healthcare Interior Designer (CHID) Certificate.
Passage of the Examination and earning the CHID credential signifies that the following individuals have met the standards for education, experience and examination and is a board certified healthcare interior designer:
- Patricia L. Bell, CHID
- Stacey L. Brimmer, CHID
- Stephanie M. Fallon, CHID
- Tinatin Giorgadze, CHID
A minimum of three years of healthcare interior design experience, a portfolio review and professional references are required before being eligible to take the comprehensive examination. The CHID examination is a rigorous assessment requiring examinees to demonstrate competence in a variety of aspects that affect the healthcare interior environment. The examination covers acute care, ambulatory care/outpatient, long term care/senior living, medical facilities/other, retail/hospitality, support services, allied professions, codes and guidelines, environmental, evidence based design and professional business practice.
“AAHID is the standard to identify those interior designers who are uniquely qualified to meet the needs and challenges of the healthcare interior design industry,” explains AAHID President, Laura Ethridge-Morris, CHID, IIDA, Leed AP BD+C, Lean Green Belt, of Array Architects in Philadelphia. “The CHID certificate is the highest appellation available for a healthcare interior design professional, and this credential is what every healthcare facility should look for when choosing an interior designer.”
“We are extremely proud that these individuals have earned the CHID certificate. This important, industry-recognized credential underscores their commitment to ensuring that the healthcare clients we serve have access to the most qualified interior designers possible,” said Morris.
AAHID certifies the knowledge, skills and abilities of healthcare interior designers. Certified Healthcare Interior Designers are distinguished and qualified by education, examination, and work experience to practice healthcare interior design. The CHID appellation recognizes excellence, commitment and knowledge. It further distinguishes preeminent healthcare interior designers from designers, decorators, and interior designers. More information about the organization may be found at www.aahid.org.