I was born and raised in Atlanta and earned my undergraduate degree from Auburn University. After graduating, I moved to Orlando, Florida to work for Walt Disney World in their Industrial Engineering Department. This is my first semester at Georgia Tech, and I am pursuting my master's in Health Systems. I am very excited to be back in Atlanta and living with my older sister.
I am a huge sports fan and love to play soccer. I also have a cat named Noah and enjoy hiking, cooking, and water skiing.
I am excited about working with everyone in the class and the opportunity to collaborate with different disciplines.
It was a great opportunity to hear Julia Jones speak today. Her experience and insight into hospital design exposed me to many design elements I would like to further research and incorporate into our project. I am especially interested in "room messaging" and the impact of information on the patient/family experience, their outcome, and their level of understanding/education. Other key take-aways from her presentation are; the integration of efficiency, philanthropy, and patient focus into design, and how consideration of payer/service mix is an essential criterion for successful design.
Below is an interesting link to "A Pediatric Hospital Bedside Patient Entertainment & Education System" that has been piloted at ACH Arkansas Children's Hospital.
Hugh Spalding Tour