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Tuesday, October 9, 2018  |  8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Open to Conference Attendees Only

Combating heart disease with $80 million Heart Institute in just 15 months

David Jaeger, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, EDAC
Principal & Healthcare Design Studio Director, Harley Ellis Devereaux (HED)

WVU Medicine is tackling one of the toughest challenges related to high rates of heart disease with a new $80 million Heart and Vascular Institute. The need is essential with heart disease the state’s No. 1 killer. WVU’s vision to become a leading academic institution delivering cutting edge cardiac services was developed with an aggressive campaign to recruit top specialists. WVU Health was constructing a 10-story tower, originally designed as a Children’s Hospital. Once the Heart program was deemed top priority, several floors of the building were redesigned while it was being constructed. The task was to complete design and construction in 15 months, in lieu of the traditional three years. The team met the aggressive schedule utilizing design-assist, design-build and an intense amount of creativity. The success of the cardiac program is evident: inpatient cardiovascular procedures are up 57%, clinic visits increased by 33% and vascular surgery is 12% higher than last year.



1. Learn how the hospital created the vision, recruited the talent and is positioning WVU Health for success across the entire Southeast.
2. Transforming a building under construction into new Heart & Vascular Institute while maintaining schedule and budget.
3. How to achieve speed to market through creative methods including design-assist, design-build and intense collaboration.
4. Learn the value of utilizing lean design workshops to expeditiously complete design with concentrated user input.

SESSION FOCUS AREAS: = Generative Space = NOAH