AAHID Announces New CHID Certificants
Eight interior designers have recently passed the American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers (AAHID) Examination and earned the prestigious Certified Healthcare Interior Designer (CHID) certification.
Passage of the examination and earning the CHID credential signifies that the following individuals have met the standards for education, experience and examination as board certified healthcare interior designers:
- Colette DeJean, CHID
- Pamela Franklin, CHID
- Crystal Hill, CHID
- Caitlin Lamothe, CHID
- Christy Lederer, CHID
- Jordan Sawyer, CHID
- Roselyn Schwichtenberg, CHID
- Hilary Thomas-Herd, CHID
To take this comprehensive examination, candidates must satisfy eligibility requirements, submit to a portfolio review, and provide professional references. 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, Libby Laguta, CHID, EDAC, ACHE, of L2D in Charleston, SC. “The CHID certificate is the only 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 certification. This important, industry-recognized credential underscores commitment to ensuring that the healthcare clients we serve have access to the most qualified interior designers possible,” said Laguta.
Certified Healthcare Interior Designers are distinguished and qualified by education, examination, and work experience to practice healthcare interior design. 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.