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Dr. Debbie Gregory Promoted to Principal of Healthcare Innovation Consulting


In our 54th year of operations focused on innovation, growth, enhanced collaboration with industry partners, and exceptional customer interaction and satisfaction, Smith Seckman Reid, Inc. (SSR) is pleased to announce that Dr. Debbie Gregory has been promoted to Principal with a focus on healthcare innovation consulting. With nearly 40 years as a nurse and an interior designer, Debbie is a national resource, enhancing the quality of services SSR offers in healthcare design, innovation, and transformation.

“Debbie has been our clinical champion within our technology practice for over 12 years. Long the supporter of the clinical voice within the planning and design process, she has helped transform our team into true consultants,” said Geoffrey King, CSI CDT, Principal and Technology Service Line Director. “Debbie’s promotion to Principal will continue to elevate the value we provide to our clients.”

Throughout her career, Debbie has provided education and evidence-based research that brings healthcare leaders, technology experts, and visionaries together to discuss the future of the healthcare delivery model and the integration of technology. She serves as the clinical voice for the Technology Group with a focus on emerging technology and digital transformation to improve clinical workflow, patient experience, and ultimately patient outcomes.

“I am thrilled to be named Principal of Healthcare Innovation Consulting at SSR,” said Gregory. “I’m looking forward to continuing to expand the role of nurses and leadership in the design of healthcare environments.”

Debbie is the co-founder and past president of the Nursing Institute for Healthcare Design. She is co-editor of the Health Environments, Research & Design Journal, and the co-host of SSR’s podcast Tech Vitals. She is actively engaged in ACHE, AONL, ASID, AORN, HIMSS, and NIHD and is an adjunct professor at Clemson University School of Nursing, the University of Kansas Center for Design Research, and Vanderbilt University School of Nursing.