Healthcare design is steeped in best practice. Oftentimes advancing project approaches to establish new best practice requires someone who’s willing to push the envelope a little—or a lot. It’s a thread that runs through this year’s class of The HCD 10, individuals recognized across nine professional categories (and one organization) for their contributions to the industry in the prior year.

For example, there’s an architect who draws on his 25-year career on big-budget academic medical centers to redefine the critical access hospital. There’s a physician who recognized an inherent failure of traditional neonatal intensive care unit environments and inspired an entirely new room type.

An engineer saw an opportunity to use a ventilation system still largely unheard of in healthcare on a new hospital project because he knew it was the right call.

A young architect found her way to healthcare but realized it’s not always an obvious path for others—so she’s teaching us how to fix that. The list goes on and on, and I encourage you to read their stories on the following pages.

The work of this HCD 10 has made us a better industry, and it’s an honor to recognize this esteemed group.

We recently celebrated the winners during a formal awards dinner in their honor at this month’s HCD Forum taking place in Park City, Utah. And be sure to join us in the celebration as we again recognize them during our annual Healthcare Design magazine awards luncheon at the HCD Expo & Conference , taking place Nov. 10-13 in Phoenix.

Over the next two weeks, we’ll profile one winner each day here at (and update the list below with live links for quick access). Watch this space for details on who they are and how they’ve left their mark on the industry.


The 2018 HCD 10 (Click any winner’s name for more information):

Architect—Jeffrey S. Monzu, vice president, senior project manager, Leo A Daly, Omaha, Neb.

Interior Designer—Jocelyn Stroupe, principal, director of healthcare interiors, CannonDesign, Chicago

Provider—Debra F. Sukin, regional senior vice president, Houston Methodist; CEO, Houston Methodist The Woodlands, The Woodlands, Texas

Clinician—Dr. Robert White, director, regional newborn program, Beacon Health System, South Bend, Ind.

Facility Manager—David R. Cozier, vice president, facilities and construction, Mount Carmel Health System, Columbus, Ohio

Building Professional—Arash Guity, chief energy engineer, Mazzetti, San Francisco

Educator—Jennifer Matthews, associate, architectural designer, Array Architects, Washington, D.C.

Researcher—Anjali Joseph, Spartanburg Regional Health System Endowed Chair in Architecture + Health Design, Director of the Center for Health Facilities Design and Testing, Clemson University, Clemson, S.C.

Team MVP—Bryan Langlands, principal, NBBJ, New York

Outstanding Organization—Advocate Health Care, Chicago