Specifying & Installing Better Healthcare Floors

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Webinar On-Demand
Provided by Floor Trends
Presented by Ken Clifford, Barbara Dellinger, David Gross, and Jane Rohde

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the importance of an integrative design process in support of LEED BD+C/ID+C and Green Globes Project Management Criteria.
  2. Discuss the informed collaborative process for specifying materials and products that result in sustainable selections.
  3. Identify the importance of resilient flooring installation completed by trained installers to complete successful projects.
  4. Explore the role of maintaining resilient flooring in support of health and wellbeing of building occupants per LEED BD+C/ID+C and Green Globes criteria.



Jane Rohde, principal and founder of JSR Associates Inc., an architecture and interior design firm specializing in senior living and healthcare spaces, leads a discussion among designers and flooring installers on how to collaborate and communicate more effectively for successful flooring projects in senior living and healthcare spaces.


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Ken Clifford, President, DFS Flooring, has been working in the commercial flooring industry for 38 years and has partnered with most manufactures and many end-users such as Intermountain Healthcare, Mountain Star Medical, Liberty Dialysis, Next Stage Dialysis, U.S. Renal Care, as well as other medical facilities, assisted living and memory care centers, throughout the country. Ken started as a commercial flooring contractor in 1985, and formed Diversified Flooring, Inc. in 1986, and merged with DFS Flooring in July of 2021. He has worked with architects, designers, and owners to specify the proper flooring products to fit the needs of each individual facility. He has experience working on medical facility projects as large as $3 million in flooring. Outside of work, Ken enjoys all the outdoor activities Utah has to offer, restoring classic cars, and will compete in his 22nd Ironman race this August in Sweden.


As a healthcare interior designer for over 35 years, Barbara Dellinger, Interior Designer, Dellinger Solutions, has provided planning and design for projects ranging from small clinics to 1 million sq. ft., $1 billion military hospitals. Focusing on the patient experience, she uses evidence-based design to view design through the patient’s eyes. As Director of Design and Research for Adventist Healthcare, MD she has provided interior design for acute care, rehab, behavioral health, outpatient clinics and schools for children with social and emotional issues, including Head Start. She is co-chair of The Center for Health Design’s EDAC committee, a founding member of AAHID, and an IIDA Fellow.


David Gross, Executive Director, INSTALL, served as a full-time instructor at the Northeast Carpenter’s Apprenticeship Training Fund in Hamilton, N.J. for eight years. During this time, he honed his expertise in lesson planning and training program development tailored to the field of floorcovering installation, achieving Advanced Instructor Certification through the UBC’s workforce development program created in partnership with Penn State University. Gross holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Business Administration from Pittsburg State University and is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), as well as an Authorized OSHA Outreach Trainer and UBC Level III Instructor. He has sat on the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (UBC) Executive Board as the vice president of Local 251 for almost 20 years.


Jane Rohde, AIA, FIIDA, ASID, ACHA, CHID, LEED AP BD+C, GGA – EB, Principal and Founder of JSR Associates, Inc., believes in a global cultural shift toward de-institutionalized senior living facilities through research, advocacy, and humanistic approaches to care. She sits on various senior living, healthcare, and sustainability committees to support creation of a tipping point for person-centered care environments. In 2015, she received the first Changemaker Award for Environments for Aging from The Center for Health Design and in 2018, she received the ASID Design for Humanity Award, has been recognized as an Honorary Alumni of Clemson University’s Architecture + Health program, and has been honored as one of the top ten Women in Design demonstrating leadership in design and architecture. Jane is an avid sailor and enjoys riding her Harley.


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Originally published in March 2023