People to People Announces Healthcare Design Leadership Program in China

July 26, 2006
(July, 2006) People to People Ambassador Programs is coordinating a delegation of professionals specializing in healthcare design who will travel to China from May 6-18, 2007. Delegates will visit clinics, hospitals and academic institutions, and will meet with leaders in healthcare design. The exchange will include extensive discussions on the design of environments as a means to improve health, the role of healthcare design teams, and a comparison of design leadership in both China and the United States.The Healthcare Design Leadership Delegation will be led by Wayne Ruga, Ph.D., AIA, FIIDA, Hon. FASID, a well-known healthcare architect and interior designer who is founder and president of the CARITAS Project. Dr. Ruga is looking forward to sharing this opportunity for professional and personal growth with colleagues from the United States and China.

"I encourage healthcare design professionals to pursue this rare and exciting opportunity," Ruga said. "Delegates can play a role in defining the themes for discussion, and will be able to both share and gain insights through the exchange."

Delegates will visit three primary areas—Beijing, Guilin, and Shanghai—experiencing the culture and heritage of China along the way.

Ambassador Programs has been conducting educational programs for professionals in some of the world's most fascinating destinations for 50 years. The delegations allow professionals to exchange information with their overseas counterparts, while forging the bonds of international friendship.

Program details and a registration form are available by calling (877) 787-2000, ext. 8100, or by e-mailing [email protected]. More information on People to People Ambassador Programs can be found online at

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