PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — EwingCole announced that Teenie Bracken, R.N., MS, NNP, EDAC, has joined the firm as healthcare designer/clinical consultant in its Philadelphia, Pennsylvania office. Bracken brings over 25 years of combined nursing and design experience.
“Teenie’s 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,” said Natalie Miovski Hagerty, national director of the Healthcare practice.
Prior to joining EwingCole, Bracken served as a design consultant adapting medical office buildings and residential sites to ADA standards. Before she earned her design degree, Bracken was an nurse in emergency medical trauma units and a pediatric nurse in neonatal ICUs at hospitals in Maryland, Virginia and Florida.
At EwingCole, Bracken is working on projects for Saint Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia and Geisinger Health Systems in Danville, Pennsylvania.
“Teenie understands the needs of healthcare staff from personal experience,” said EwingCole’s president, Mark Hebden. “Her work will enhance the healthcare environment for caregivers, as well as patients.”
Bracken earned her degrees in nursing from The American University and the University of Maryland at Baltimore and her design degree from Harcum College. A member of the International Interior Design Association, she co-chairs the IIDA Product Parade for the PA/NJ/DE Chapter. Bracken is also active in the American Society of Interior Designers, PA East Chapter; the Nursing Institute for Healthcare Design; the Center for Healthcare Design and the Florida Association of Nurse Practitioners. She is a resident of Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.