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Monday, October 8, 2018  |  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Separate Registration Required

Healthcare Providers Roundtable

Lynn Murphy
Director, Planning and Construction, Northwestern Medicine
David Vitka, R.A., M. Arch, M.B.A.
Vice President Facility Planning - Continuing Care Services, Catholic Health System
Donna Ware
Executive Director, Planning and Design, BJC HealthCare

The purpose of this roundtable is to create an environment for individuals employed by a hospital or healthcare system who oversee capital construction projects to gather and openly exchange ideas.  We will tackle topics encountered in the day to day operations of being an owner’s representative managing the architects, engineers and contractors working on our projects. This session will run from 10:00 am to 12:15 pm with no break.

We will focus on subjects in the following areas: 


  • Departmental organizational structure and administration 
    • Internal expertise structure
    • Workload and staffing metrics
  • Departmental services and standards
    • Master facility planning
    • Capital planning cycles and processes
    • Annual on/off-cycle business plan and approvals
    • Facility planning, design & construction
    • Furnishings, fixtures & equipment procurement
    • Project management
  • Professional services, contracts and project execution
    • Architectural, Engineering design team selection
    • Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documents & Administration
    • Contractor/Vendor Qualification
    • Bidding & Award
    • Requirements for represented, unrepresented and diversity of labor
  • Management of information
    • Facility documentation management (Revit/AutoCAD)
    • Project and Real Estate management software systems
    • Project request work order system
    • Forms and policies library

This session will only be open to those attendees employed by hospitals or health care systems. Information on how to sign up for this session will be sent to paid registrants who are employed by a hospital or health care system. If you have any questions please email

SESSION FOCUS AREAS: = Generative Space = NOAH