Misty Chambers, MSN, RN
Clinical Operations and Design Specialist
Misty Chambers serves on the crisis management leadership team of the national architectural firm, ESa, which largely designs hospitals and other healthcare facilities.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Misty and other crisis management team members put into motion a preparedness plan to address the safety and needs of staff and clients in the event of significant emergencies.
ESa professionals also fielded calls from health care clients, advising them on how to safely convert non-patient spaces to patient spaces, as well as creating units with higher air exchanges and adding negative pressure rooms. The top issue has been determining how to safely manage patients from increasing capacity, to selecting appropriate materials, and making design recommendations that support infection control and prevention.
Misty has focused on collecting data on design best practices and innovations from architects and designers involved in the COVID-19 response so that information could be shared with other health care facilities. She has also helped organize the distribution of 3-D printed face shields manufactured by ESa architects and other local partners to help meet the demand for PPE at area healthcare facilities.