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RATCLIFF Interior Designer Lynn Drover Earns Healthcare Interior Design Credential - January 28, 2010

Lynn Drover, CID, IIDA, LEED AP, an interior designer with the RATCLIFF architecture, interiors and planning firm in Emeryville, recently passed the American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers (AAHID) examination and earned the prestigious AAHID certificate. Drover is one of only ten healthcare interior designers to earn this accreditation in the State of California.

Earning the AAHID credential signifies that Drover has met the standards of education, experience and examination and is a board-certified healthcare interior designer. A minimum number of years of healthcare interior design experience, a portfolio review, and professional references are required before a candidate is eligible to take the comprehensive examination. The AAHID examination covers a broad spectrum of healthcare design, including acute care, which is Drover’s specialty, ambulatory care, long-term care/senior living, medical office buildings, retail/hospitality, and more.

Drover has 15 years of experience in healthcare interior design in addition to her earlier experience in corporate, hospitality, retail and tenant improvement work. As senior associate with RATCLIFF, Lynn is responsible for the design of several evidence-influenced healthcare projects for clients such as John Muir Health, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, ValleyCare Health Systems, and Kaiser Permanente.

“AAHID is the standard to identify those interior designers who are uniquely qualified to meet the needs and challenges of the healthcare interior design industry,” said AAHID President Barbara Huelat. “The AAHID credential is what every healthcare facility should look for when choosing an interior designer.

“Lynn’s successful completion of the AAHID certification program is a testament to her commitment to providing top-quality healing environments for our clients and their patients,” said Steven Steinberg, Principal of RATCLIFF. “Lynn will now contribute to this professional organization’s knowledge base and continue to influence the manufacture and testing of healthcare products before they reach the marketplace.”