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Become CHID Certified

Next Exam Window: September 2020
Application Deadline: May 1, 2020

Supplement your studies with the new CHID e-Learning Series

Produced and presented by CHIDs

This comprehensive body of knowledge helps you prepare for the CHID Certified Healthcare Interior Designer® exam. Developed by CHIDs, the e-Learning series consists of 3 modules covering content areas on the exam: Acute Care, Ambulatory Care, and Residential Healthcare Facilities. Modules may be purchased as a series or individually.

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Recognizing excellence, commitment, and knowledge

Whether you’re a healthcare interior designer looking to boost your professional credibility and help advance the field; or someone looking for a highly qualified healthcare interior designer to join your team, you’ve come to the right place. AAHID’s Certified Healthcare Interior Designer (CHID) credential recognizes excellence, commitment, and knowledge of this complex discipline.

Committed to creating the best environments for healthcare delivery, Certified Healthcare Interior Designers are the most qualified to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of patients, residents, and staff in hospitals, clinics, and residential care facilities.

Our partners are industry leaders

We value partners who transform the healthcare environment into one for healing, improving outcomes and maximizing efficiency.

  • Virginia Lane Hill
    John Tagliareni
    Healthcare Executive

    Virginia is a very reliable and creative consultant able to interpret complex client needs and find elegant solutions of lasting value. She is a pleasure to work with and understands the various issues associated with healthcare interior design.

    Debbie Lewandowski RN,BSN,MBA
    Leadership at University of Virginia (UVA) Emily Couric Cancer Center

    Virginia has brought to a hospital system, a design that works for both the patients as well as a visual effect. She is professional to work with & understands the needs of her clients.

    Mark Libratore
    President/CEO Liberator Medical Holdings, Inc.

    Virginia did a remarkable job on our new 25,000 sq. ft. facility here in Stuart. Her keen sense of design has won numerous compliments from all our visitors over the last year.

    Ken Lebron
    Officer/owner at The Caribeño Architectural Group

    I would like to take this moment to highly recommend Virginia for her high level of professionalism and work ethic as the President at Interior Solutions Inc. She is extremely thorough in anything we have asked her to do and her quality of work is impeccable.

    We have been very fortunate to work with Virginia on a few different projects and she and her team at Interior Solutions have done an outstanding job in all aspects of Interior Design and Project Management. She has always met her schedules and is a pleasure to work with.

    We at CAG, have had the opportunity to develop a great business relationship with Virginia and look forward to continuing to work together with her on many future endeavors.

    Virginia Lane Hill
    CHID, IIDA, IDAF
  • Linda M. Gabel

    Please check out my recommendations on LinkedIn from past clients and professional colleagues.

    Linda M. Gabel
    CHID, IIDA
  • Lilliana Alvarado

    “Lilliana was a savior for our latest project in Atlanta. Our company had been struggling for years with all aspects of the interior design of our communities.  She joined our team late in the process with construction well underway. Lilliana immediately went into action and pulled together all aspects of the design including flooring, wall coverings, art, proper painting and accent colors as well as accessories and icons which are so crucial in the daily care and well being of our residents. Most importantly she made sure we did not continue to make the same mistakes of the past. Everyone who has seen our Atlanta community is frankly in awe of the design. I would give Lilliana my highest recommendation.

    Kevin A. DiBona
    Chairman & CEO, The Memory Center

     

    Lilliana’s attention to detail is outstanding. She carefully researched the impact of color on healing in psychiatric settings and chose color schemes that were truly transformative. She designed homelike features such as “integrated beds” that mimic a sleigh bed for patient comfort. She creatively used millwork for shelving in patient rooms, for flexible and durable entertainment centers, and in creating seating arrangements for maximum comfort and privacy. As part of her work on the above projects, Lilliana researched furniture specifications for psychiatric facilities to help us select products that are safe, durable and comfortable.”

    Gerri Cote, LICSW
    Vice President of Operations, Brattleboro Retreat

     

    “Lilliana took the time initially to truly understand our vision of what we wanted the patient experience to be, and how we hoped they, their friends and family, would “feel” as they are in our facility. Our ultimate hope was that our hospital did not have an institutional feel. We stated we wanted the unit to feel like a high-end hotel that just happened to provide medical care, without spending a fortune to do it. According to our own assessment, and the evidence collected through both anecdote and responses from our formal patient satisfaction surveys, we’ve accomplished this goal, in no small way thanks to Lilliana’s execution of our vision. She succeeded in using natural tones and materials, and a neutral palette to allow the space to remain contemporary while “fitting” with the rural elements of our community.”

    Michael D. Peterson, FACHE
    Chief Administrative Officer, Sebasticook Valley Health

     

    “Lilliana develops interior design plans working closely with the deign team, and does a great job listening to, educating, and incorporating staff and end user suggestions into a comprehensive design ideally suited for the function of the space. In addition, she has been able to successfully balance our request to incorporate organization standards while creating exciting, vibrant, healing environments for our patients. Lilliana’s collaborative and open design process, coupled with her experience and level of research has produced excellent healing environments within our organization. Patients, visitors and staff have overwhelmingly offered positive comments on our newly renovated spaces.”

    Domenic J. Ciavarro
    Vice President of Facilities, Concord Hospital

    Lilliana Alvarado
    CHID, EDAC, IIDA, NCIDQ, LEED AP