Does Noise Affect Patient Recovery? Acoustics Webinar, 8/3 with Cerami’s Jim Perry

Lunder Building at Massachusetts General Hospital

Doctor’s orders often include “rest and quiet” for their patients, but what happens when the hospital and medical equipment are the source of disturbing noises, lengthening recovery times and hospital stays?

The answer will be covered in a webinar on August 3rd with panelists including James Perry, an expert with Cerami & Associates, and organized by The Center for Health Design, on the construction of the AIA National Healthcare Design Award-winning Lunder Building at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Most patients report noise pollution as one of the main sources of distress during their hospital stays. The new webinar, “The Importance of Acoustics on Patient Care: A Case Study on The Lunder Building,” offers real answers to this pressing healthcare challenge. As the webinar will show, the key is for designers of hospitals and other healthcare facilities to ensure all essential medical equipment is available while still providing the quiet environment patients need for their recovery.

Perry, Cerami’s chief technical officer and partner, will discuss methods to cut vibration levels, reduce major noise sources such as HVAC systems, improve the sound isolating performance of doors, and even address intrusive noise from the outside.

Using the Lunder Building, 535,000-square-foot, 150-bed mid-rise hospital tower as a case study, Perry will address the impact of building acoustics on both caregivers and patients.

Webinar: The Importance of Acoustics on Patient Care (Case Study: Lunder Building)

Icons & Innovators Webinar Series, The Center for Health Design

What: Multimedia web-based presentation on impact of acoustics for healthcare facilities

Who: James Perry, Cerami & Associates; Sarah Markowitz, AIA, Principal/Lead Medical Planner, NBBJ

When: Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 2:00pm Eastern / 11:00am Pacific


James Perry

About Jim Perry Jim has 17 years of experience providing acoustical and vibration consulting for a variety of project types. Over the years, he has gained special expertise in areas of mechanical system design and vibration control, especially in the design of large scale developments, residences, and healthcare facilities. Jim has appeared as an expert witness at Community Board hearings in both New York and New Jersey, offering testimony on noise transmission, with regard to noise codes, residential impact issues, and other acoustical and vibration issues. He is fully conversant with all aspects of architectural acoustics, mechanical systems, noise and vibration control and environmental impact assessment.

About Cerami & Associates, Inc. Cerami is a premier national acoustical and technology consulting firm dedicated to providing technically excellent, responsive client service through a work ethic that expresses value, creativity and innovation. Cerami & Associates clients number among world-class developers, top architects and engineers, and Fortune 100 companies. Through its work with these clients, Cerami has earned a reputation for excellence. The Woman-Owned Business Enterprise