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Mark Vaughan, AIA, FACHA

National Director of Medical Planning

As a client engagement visionary and National Director of Medical Planning, Mark combines passionate leadership and intellectual rigor in guiding healthcare stakeholders towards breakthrough facility design solutions which balance: optimum user experience, ideal work flows, and future flexibility. His expertise includes campus and facility master planning as well as design for numerous complex multi-phased projects, including large academic medical centers. Mark specializes in the design of patient and family-centered care environments, with a passion for planning and design principles fostering patient safety and lean thinking. His innovative and solution-centric approach leads to the fruition of not only state-of-the-art medical facilities, but also national benchmarks in quality design. He has lectured at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design’s healthcare facility planning and design professional development courses.

Publications

Healthcare institutions are designing emergency departments that address the ever-evolving needs of patients, staff, and visitors. Medical Construction & Design discusses new trends in ED design, including open team workstations and layouts planned to minimize wait and patient turnaround times.

We believe that we are human beings, caring for other human beings. That simple, profound statement is at the top of the list of Planetree beliefs. Although not every hospital is a part of the Planetree organization, an international advocacy group that partners with healthcare providers to create and support patient-centered care and cultures, healthcare facilities across the country are keenly focused on caring for patients, families and, just as importantly, staff. More

Representative Projects