HDR’s Jon Crane Wins HCD 10 Architect Award

Healthcare Design Magazine has selected Jon Crane, senior vice president and director of translational health sciences at HDR, as the winner of the 2017 HCD 10 award in the Architect category. The HCD 10 annual awards program recognizes individuals across 10 categories for their contribution to the industry in the past year.

Since 1982, Crane has been deeply involved in planning healthcare and research facilities at academic institutions, particularly those for cancer, infectious disease, neurosciences, ophthalmology, cardiovascular and pediatrics. For last 10 years, he has led HDR’s Translational Health Sciences Initiative seeking to integrate clinical care, research and education missions to accelerate improvement of patient outcomes. He has lectured and written extensively in these areas.

Crane receives this award based on work completed last year. When The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago wanted to take their unique approach to the next level, Crane worked with them to create the open and flexible Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, which integrates clinical care and research teams around the patient. When the University of Nebraska and Nebraska Medicine were planning separate cancer facilities, he demonstrated the benefits of integrating research and clinical care in an “under one roof” model for the new Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center in Omaha, Nebraska. The new center is the most integrated cancer center in the world.

“A significant part of translational success is tied to removing the barriers to knowledge exchange and driving knowledge sharing between various components of the translational process; for example, the clinical and the research world,” Crane said. “It is a privilege to work every day to remove those barriers and accelerate advancement in research and clinical care, and I am honored to receive this recognition from Healthcare Design.”

In 2016, Crane also worked on or completed additional transformational projects including MD Anderson’s Zayed Building for Personalized Cancer Center, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, the University of Utah, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Crane will continue his work with leading healthcare institutions to transform the organizational structure, culture and physical environment to accelerate the improvement of patient outcomes and integrate new care models such as population health and personalized medicine.

The HCD 10 award winners will be featured in the September issue of Healthcare Design Magazine.

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