Academic Thought Leaders

  • David C. Grandy, FACHE, CMPESenior Healthcare Consultant

    Across his 15 years in healthcare, David has seen the evolution of delivery systems in both the hospital and ambulatory care settings from multiple perspectives.  He is the former Clinical Ethics Officer for a major U.S. health system, helped administer an NIH sponsored study of the implications of the Human Genome Project, studied healthcare practices as a student in Britain's National Health Service, managed clinical and non-clinical operations for a 350-bed tertiary care hospital, and planned and operated physician-lead outpatient facilities. David is an adjunct faculty member in the Nebraska Methodist College healthcare administration program and currently teaches a course on strategic management and health system planning through Johns Hopkins Medicine International at the University of Trinidad and Tobago. In his current role as Senior Healthcare Consultant at HDR, David hopes to help healthcare providers think differently about how they plan and deliver care.    

    "Great design cannot be about the building alone. To be great, design must enhance changes in process, service, culture, technology and patient experience. Ultimately, it must transform the way healthcare is delivered."

  • Cyndi McCullough, RN, MSN, EDACDirector of Clinical Planning

    With more than 30 years of experience as a registered nurse in the healthcare industry, Cyndi brings a clinical and operational understanding to facility programming. LEAN certified and EDAC accredited, Cyndi is highly skilled in directing process improvement through work redesign, influencing and managing change, interacting with patients, staff and physicians, and building strong working relationships.

    She is also the editor of a book, published in August 2009 by Sigma Theta Tau International, which addresses the rising prevalence of evidence-based design for healthcare environments. Titled, "Evidence-based Design for Healthcare Facilities," major topics of the book include aesthetics, healing environments, family-centered care, sustainability, benchmarking, transitions, efficiency and preparing for the future of healthcare.

    " "Evidence-based Design for Healthcare Facilities' is the product of a successful collaboration of our experienced staff to produce a book that will be used by nurses, physicians, administrators and healthcare students nationwide as they redesign healthcare environments that improve health outcomes at a reduced cost of care to support the diverse needs of patients, families, and staff."