ADA compliance for healthcare facilities, cleaning of surfaces and materials, orientation, bariatric design, workflow and many other considerations play a role in designing environments that support effective facility management. Healthcare Design regularly consults with facility managers, designers and architects to understand the latest research and solutions to better contain the spread of infections and improve patient outcomes and reduce repeat visits. Our articles provide detailed examples of real-world projects of how Lean design techniques can be used to improve efficiency and reduce waste in facility management and healthcare. Understanding healthcare processes – how healthcare professionals and hospital staff do their work most effectively and efficiently – is critical to designing healthcare environments that improve patient outcomes, patient satisfaction and return on investment for the hospital. Because efficiency is so important to keep costs down and provide the fastest and most cost effective patient care, healthcare design also includes lean design and engineering processes. Designing physical spaces in all types of healthcare facilities goes far beyond patient comfort and providing a beautiful and functional healthcare environment. Especially now that the U.S. healthcare system has changed its perspective from a volume-based to a value-based healthcare system, infection control is particularly important to reduce reuptake rates and protect federal reimbursement. Healthcare Design covers all these topics with comprehensive reporting from the perspective of experts in the field. Employee satisfaction design, including improving work processes and creating a constructive and supportive work environment, is another important aspect. 7-10, 2020 Music City Center, Nashville, Tennessee. One of the most important considerations is infection control.