How should we design for healing in response to emergency situations? The COVID-19 pandemic continues to put healthcare systems around the world to the ultimate test. From staffing to equipment to facilities, hospitals have bravely and expertly maximized their resources – managing surge capacities, delivering acute and critical care, and doing more with less in a remarkably short period of time. As every day yields new lessons learned, the pandemic challenges us to identify and respond to potential vulnerabilities going forward.