[Omaha, Neb.]—Eva Krueger, an interior designer with Altus Architectural Studios, Inc. (Altus) in Omaha, Nebr. recently passed the American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers (AAHID) examination and earned the prestigious CHID Certified Healthcare Interior Designer® recognition.

Passage of the examination and earning the CHID credential signifies that Krueger has met the standards for education, experience and examination and is a certified healthcare interior designer. The CHID examination requires examinees to demonstrate knowledge and experience in a variety of aspects that affect the acute care, ambulatory care and residential healthcare interior environments.

AAHID is the standard to identify those interior designers who are uniquely qualified to meet the needs and challenges of the healthcare industry. CHID is the highest appellation available for a healthcare interior design professional, and this credential is what every healthcare facility should look for when choosing a healthcare interior designer.

Krueger graduated from Kansas State University with a BS in Interior Design and has more than a decade of experience in the commercial design industry. In her current position with Altus, Krueger advises on quality and function of the interior environment, and evaluates adjacencies, efficiencies, flow, privacy, comfort and ergonomics. Her secondary role as a Brand Integration Expert ensures that spaces meld seamlessly to promote a cohesive healing environment. In addition to her CHID certification, Krueger also holds accreditation from the National Council for Interior Design Qualifications (NCIDQ) and is a member of the International Institute of Design (IIDA).

Michael Hamilton, AIA, NCARB, the firm’s President and Managing Principal said, “We are extremely proud that Eva has earned the CHID certificate. This important, industry-recognized credential underscores our firm’s commitment to ensuring that our clients have access to the most qualified interior designers possible.”

Altus Architectural Studios was founded in 2001 with a vision to provide superior architectural planning and design services for the healthcare industry. The firm has offices in Omaha, Neb. and Denver, Colo.

CHID Certified Healthcare Interior Designers® are distinguished and qualified by education, examination, and work experience to practice healthcare interior design. The CHID appellation recognizes excellence, commitment and knowledge. It further distinguishes preeminent healthcare interior designers from other architects, designers, decorators, and interior designers. More information about the organization may be found at www.aahid.org.