Nursing Director & Environmental Research & Design Specialist
Ella Franklin provides nursing domain expertise to our research and consulting projects while expanding our environmental research and design portfolio. Her research expertise is in the application of both design and technological solution to enhance patient and staff safety, optimal healing, and efficient system performance. Her current research focuses on optimization of care environments and tools to support effective communication and real-time situation awareness.
Previously, Ella practiced clinical nursing across the acute-care continuum and served on leadership teams within critical care, infection prevention and occupational health. She continues to volunteer clinically for a rural community health clinic.
Ella serves on the Facility Guideline Institute’s Healthcare Guidelines Review Committee and speaks nationally and internationally on the influence of care environments on health system outcomes. She earned a Master of Science in Healthcare Quality & Safety from George Washington University and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing for Georgetown University.