Healing HealthCare Systems Founders Awarded Symposium Distinction Award

Symposium AwardOctober 25, 2012 – Susan Mazer, Ph.D., and Dallas Smith are the recipients of a 2012 Symposium Distinction Award, which honors design teams and individuals who have made a profound contribution to the healthcare industry.

Mazer and Smith were honored in the Individual category, while the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago received the Team Award. Perkins Eastman Architects PC and Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center took home the User-Centered Award.

Sponsored by FaciltyCare magazine, the awards were presented at the Healthcare Facilities Symposium on October 3 in Chicago.

Healing HealthCare Systems, was founded in 1992 by Mazer and Smith, two acknowledged pioneers in the use of music as environmental design for healthcare settings. Healing HealthCare Systems produces The C.A.R.E. Channel relaxation programming for patient television, develops support products, and provides educational training programs that are designed to improve the patient experience, mitigate the harmful effects of hospital noise, enhance pain management protocols, and comfort a diverse patient population. In 2011, it was listed as among Inc. Magazine’s 5000 fastest growing small businesses in the U.S.