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Deborah Wingler

Deborah is a Doctoral student at Clemson University in the Healthcare + Architecture Department. In her current role as President of Healing Design Integration, Deborah designs and develops patient centered outcomes research studies within ambulatory care settings that gain insight into the patient experience and asses operational efficiencies. Through the findings from this research, she collaborates with healthcare executives to design innovative business solutions that achieve performance metrics while enhancing the patient experience. She holds a master’s Degree in Healthcare Design Research from Arizona State University, and a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. Driven by a passion to transform the patient experience, Deborah has been an advocate for innovation within healthcare since 1998 when her oldest daughter was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and given three days to live. Since helping her daughter fight and win the year and a half battle against cancer, Deborah has been a public speaker encouraging families through the cancer experience and educating medical professionals on the realities of cancer diagnosis and survivorship. Deborah’s research focuses on bringing high-quality care to vulnerable populations within the United States and internationally. As part of the project team, she led the research efforts for Adelante Healthcare Mesa, which opened as the nation’s first Platinum LEED certified community health center in 2012 and has received multiple industry and state awards for its innovative approach to healthcare and commitment to sustainability. Her research was instrumental in establishing a framework for a new model of care delivery that enhances the patient/clinician experience through innovations in operational flow, physical design, and program development.

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Deborah Wingler