October 23, 2023
MillerKnoll to Lead Discussions and Debut Research and Designs at the 2023 Healthcare Design Conference and Expo

MillerKnoll is gearing up for the 2023 Healthcare Design Conference and Expo (HCD), where its collective of brands will offer a fresh perspective on hospitality, going beyond amenities and accommodations to design healthcare environments that deliver a better human experience for everyone and greater outcomes for health systems. 

“At the heart of the healthcare experience is the hospitality mentality. By putting relationships first, we can best meet the needs of staff, patients, and visitors,” said Michelle Ossmann, PhD, MSN, and Director of Health Knowledge & Innovation at MillerKnoll. “For over 50 years, our brands have supported healthcare executives and design professionals to create spaces that benefit people, and our latest research and insights should help propel design decisions to the next evolution of care.” 

MillerKnoll will appear throughout the expo with nearly 50 healthcare product features across casework, nurses stations, and seating, including a sensory-friendly chair co-designed with Dr. Wendy J. Ross and the Center for Autism and Neurodiversity at Jefferson Health.  

In addition to exhibiting at the expo, Dr. Ossmann is speaking in a workshop entitled “R.A.I.S.E. the Bar for Healthcare Design through Research and Evidence” hosted by the Nursing Institute for Healthcare Design, an organization that educates and inspires clinician leaders about their role in healthcare design and construction, of which MillerKnoll is a founding member. Dr. Ossmann will also co-present in an educational session entitled “When Should Standardization in Primary Care Clinic Design be Standard?”, which will explore whether standardized design serves varied service lines. The talk will feature research results and representation from the North Texas Family Health Foundation, Community Health Center, and MASS Design Group.  

Paving the way for future healthcare leaders 

For over 20 years, the MillerKnoll Healthcare Scholarship in conjunction with the AIA Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH) sends emerging architecture professionals with an express focus in healthcare design to the Healthcare Design Conference and Expo free of charge. Each scholarship recipient receives a full conference pass and a stipend to help cover additional travel costs.  

This year’s selected recipients include:

Madilyn DuBois, Assoc. AIA  
Job Captain at HKS, Inc. 

Evon Calabrese, Assoc. AIA, EDAC  
Evidence-Based Design/Research Lead, Designer at Clark / Kjos Architects 

Kierstyn Feldlavy, AIA, EDAC, NCARB  
Architect - Healthcare Studio at SmithGroup 

Cally Niess, AIA  
Architect at INVISION Architecture 

Cassidy Roberts, AIA, EDAC  
Architect at SmithGroup 

To learn more about MillerKnoll's presence at HCD, please visit millerknoll.com/healthcare-expo. 

About The Healthcare Design Conference and Expo 
The 2023 Healthcare Design Conference and Expo (HCD) will be held November 4th-7th  in New Orleans, Louisiana at the Ernest Morial Convention Center. HCD is dedicated to highlighting the latest research and strategies in healthcare design, as well as showcasing innovative products that support the thoughtful design of hospital and clinical environments. 

About MillerKnoll 
MillerKnoll is a collective of dynamic brands that comes together to design the world we live in. The MillerKnoll brand portfolio includes Herman Miller, Knoll, Colebrook Bosson Saunders, DatesWeiser, Design Within Reach, Edelman, Geiger, HAY, Holly Hunt, Knoll Textiles, Maharam, Muuto, NaughtOne, and Spinneybeck|FilzFelt. MillerKnoll is an unparalleled platform that redefines modern for the 21st century by building a more sustainable, equitable, and beautiful future for all.