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Griffin Hospital receives Inaugural ACHA Award

Glastonbury, CTThe American College of Healthcare Architects (ACHA) honored Griffin Hospital in Derby, as one of two recipients of 2014 Legacy Project Awards. The other recipient was the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. The inaugural awards were presented at the International Summit & Exhibition on Health Facility Planning, Design & Construction (known as the PDC Summit) on March 18, 2014, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

Having worked with Griffin Hospital for over two decades, and as its architect of record, The S/L/A/M Collaborative, Inc. and William H. Karanian, AIA, ACHA, a principal with the firm, nominated GH for the award.

“A legacy is a gift that is passed down from one generation to another.  A healthcare building that exhibits high quality designs and encourages high performance functioning with minimal upkeep is a legacy to those who inherit the building,” commented Connie S. McFarland, FAIA, FACHA, president of the American College of Healthcare Architects.