• President and Senior Emergency Department Designer, Huddy HealthCare Solutions, LLC, USA

Listen before responding. Don’t just answer the question, ask yourself “why is this question important to this person who I am speaking to?” Give direct answers (whether its a hard answer or not), don’t give a long explanation without answering someone’s question.

Jon Huddy, on leadership tips

Jon Huddy has designed over 300 emergency departments around the world including in the United States, Canada, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Middle East, South America, and Australia. He is considered the worldwide content expert in emergency department design including innovations in pandemic/COVID-19 design solutions to keep patients and staff safe.  He has authored two editions of Emergency Department Design: A Practical Guide to Planning for the Future, published by the American College of Emergency Physicians, a textbook utilized around the globe by healthcare leaders for insights on groundbreaking ED planning and design.

“Huddy” is an architect and president of Huddy HealthCare Solutions, an international healthcare consulting firm that consults with ED physicians, health ministry leaders, national health systems, regional health networks, hospitals, and local architects to deliver an unmatched depth of ED design experience to each project team. His focus is on working with clinical leaders to define lean operational flow and to create high-performance design solutions. Huddy has written numerous articles and spoken at over 50 international healthcare conferences regarding ED strategic planning, operational redesign, and architectural planning.