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Susan R. Silverman, MSN, MBA


Whether it has been the care of children with cancer, the administration of cancer departments and programs, or working alongside design teams of architects and clinicians — the ability to influence the care of patients and their families has always been my focus.  Working to develop state-of-the-art patient-centered facilities that support the human spirit is remarkably exciting and fulfilling

Susan Silverman, vice president and clinical planner within Blue Cottage of CannonDesign, partners with healthcare clients to develop forward-thinking strategies that support enhanced patient care, operational efficiencies and care model innovation. A seasoned nurse and hospital administrator specializing in pediatrics, oncology and ambulatory care, Susan brings more than 30 years’ experience in healthcare. Her understanding of the future landscape of health delivery coupled with her hands-on experience working within some of the most well-respected healthcare systems in the U.S. makes her a trusted advisor to health clients, providing expertise and insight into the execution of short- and long-range engagements. She is the past president of the Nursing Institute of Healthcare Design, and treasurer for both the New York Society for Health Planning and CANCER101, in addition to her numerous publications in HERD and Nurses as Leaders in Healthcare Design: A Resource for Nurses and Interprofessional Partners.