Seena Hassouna

Seena brings a decade of healthcare design and planning experience accumulated during the healthcare building boom in Southern California. He has a keen understanding of the needs of various client having collaborated with for-profit and non-profit health systems. Seena's ability to work with stakeholders at all levels of a project and translate their needs and goals to a project team and eventually into physical space makes him an integral part of a project team. A well-rounded architect,Seena focuses on the intangible elements of design and space planning that elevate a project from simply being a space or building to becoming a transformative piece of architecture. With a goal of being a fit dad for his two young children, Seena starts his days by exploring New York City with a brisk four mile walk.
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Importance of Ambulatory Site Selection & Evaluation

Posted by Seena Hassouna on Nov 29, 2016 at 6:10 PM

As the healthcare landscape shifts, many providers are delivering care in innovative ways. With the goal of integrating into their patients daily lives, providers are also searching for new, conveniently-located facilities capable of accommodating a wide array of ambulatory services ranging from a simple exam, consultation or blood draw room to more complex procedures, including surgery and imaging. Procedural spaces may require significant adjustment to existing building infrastructure and incur substantial capital construction cost. Developing a rigorous site selection process provides a framework for data-driven decision-making.

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Topics: real estate, ambulatory care

Data Visualization - Informing and Influencing Healthcare Architecture

Posted by Seena Hassouna on Feb 13, 2015 at 11:00 AM

Within the architecture profession, creating, receiving and generating data is a daily task. Ambulatory Surgery Facility Assessments, for instance, have the potential to generate large sets of data that various team members, including clients, review and use to make critical decisions.

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Topics: data analysis, healthcare

Keeping Respect at the Forefront - A Lesson in Lean Healthcare

Posted by Seena Hassouna on Jan 11, 2015 at 5:52 PM


That’s my key takeaway from the one-week Lean Healthcare West green belt training I attended in Greenville, South Carolina.  Specifically, respect for the patient, their family and all the staff, services and processes that support that patient’s journey through a healthcare facility.

Respect manifests itself in Lean Healthcare through the goal of working toward an ideal state in which none of a patient’s time is wasted and all the energy and efforts of a care team can be focused on the patient.  To achieve this ideal state, the definition of a care team includes everyone in the hospital from the C-suite to the environmental services team.

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Topics: lean, Green Belt, continuous improvement, Seena Hassouna, Lean Healthcare West

Applying Rehab Design to Other Care Environments

Posted by Seena Hassouna on Aug 14, 2014 at 3:03 PM

After working in healthcare for nearly 10 years, I have had exposure to many service lines - inpatient rehabilitation facilities being one of several where I feel design can have a huge impact. During a work session with some experts in the field, I heard them say "Every space in a hospital is an opportunity for therapy." This simple statement hit home and got me thinking of how to apply this concept to patient experience design in other healthcare environments. Three places that I saw as having the greatest opportunity for this application are corridors, stairs and family/caregiver space.

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Topics: Rehabilitation