Our Pebble Project partnership

The Pebble Project is a joint research effort between The Center for Health Designsm (a nonprofit research and advocacy organization) and various healthcare organizations committed to improving the patient care environment.

Pebble Project partners have seen reduced staff turnover, increased patient satisfaction, reduced patient falls, fewer infections, decreased patient transfers and more. Being involved in the Pebble Project shows a commitment to providing higher quality care for patients and a commitment to providing an optimal workplace for staff.

Currently, there are 42 partners. Those who participate are leading the way for the next generation of healthcare facilities.

Evidence-based design

Over the last 20 years, dozens of studies have reported health benefits associated with medical facilities design features, such as natural lighting, views of nature and artwork. Yet designing facilities to get these results is not standard practice.

The purpose of the Pebble Project is to create a ripple effect in the healthcare community by providing researched and documented examples of healthcare facilities that have used "evidence-based" design to improve the quality of care and financial performance of the institution.