Teenie Bracken, MS, RN, NNP, EDAC, has joined EwingCole, a national healthcare design firm, as a healthcare designer/clinical consultant in the firms Philadelphia office. Bracken brings more than 25 years of combined nursing and design experience.
Teenies unique experience as a nurse who has served in a variety of hospital and rehabilitative care settings plus her training as a designer gives her extraordinary insight into healthcare projects, Natalie Miovski Hagerty, national director of the healthcare practice for EwingCole, said in a news release.
Before joining EwingCole, Bracken served as a design consultant adapting medical office buildings and residential sites to ADA standards. Before earning her design degree, Bracken was an adult nurse in emergency medical trauma units and a pediatric nurse in neonatal ICUs for hospitals in Maryland, Virginia and Florida, according to the release.
At EwingCole, Bracken is working on projects for Saint Christophers Hospital for Children in Philadelphia and Geisinger Health Systems in Danville, Pa.
Teenie understands the needs of healthcare staff from personal experience,
EwingCole President Mark Hebden said in the release. Her work will enhance the healthcare environment for caregivers as well as patients.