I am Barbara Huelat, a designer of healthcare environments. I have worked across the country and around the world, designing hospitals, clinics, senior living spaces, and other medical facilities. I am also a published author of three books, including my most recent, "Taming the Chaos of Dementia."
I am passionate about using design to improve the healthcare experience for patients, families, and staff. I believe that human-centric design can mitigate human misery and create more healing environments.
In addition to my work as a designer, I am also a healthcare strategist, researcher, hospice volunteer, and dementia caregiver. I have climbed Mt Saini, endured an air hijacking, and even survived caregiving for my soul mate despite a heart attack.
I believe that my personal experiences have given me a unique perspective on the healthcare system and the challenges that patients and families face. I am committed to using my voice to advocate for better care and to inspire others to use design to make a difference in the world.