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Interior designer earns rare industry certification

Carmen Ho of Studio + is one of only five Certified Healthcare Interior Designers in the state.

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FORT MYERS — Carmen Ho, a quality manager and interior designer with  Studio+, is now one of only five Certified Healthcare Interior Designers in Florida. She recently passed the American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers Examination to earn her CHID certificate.

A minimum of three years of health care interior design experience, a portfolio review and professional references are prerequisites for examination eligibility, according to a statement. The CHID exam requires examinees to demonstrate competence in a variety of aspects that affect the health care interior environment. This includes acute care, ambulatory care/outpatient, long term care/senior living, medical facilities, retail/hospitality, support services, allied professions, codes and guidelines, environmental, evidence-based design and professional business practice, the release adds. 

Ho has seven years of interior design experience specializing in health care facilities. In her current position at Studio+, she reviews project drawings and ensures the services and products delivered are consistent and meet both internal and external requirements.

Studio+ is an integrated design and services firm specializing in health care, senior living, hospice and education markets. The firm’s services include architecture, interior design, lean design and surfaces.



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