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Wednesday, October 10, 2018  |  8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Open to Conference Attendees Only

The IPMO Model: Multi-firm collaboration for healthcare projects

Juliet Rogers, PhD, MPH
Chief Executive Officer, Blue Cottage Consulting
Stephen Blaylock, CPC, DBIA
IPMO Project Executive, Maricopa Integrated Health System
Julia Ingram Fetzer, MBA
IPMO Healthcare Consulting Executive Lead, Blue Cottage Consulting, Inc.
Kris Gaw, MBA
EVP, Chief Operating Officer, Maricopa Integrated Health System
Peter Gray, LEED AP
IPMO Program Management Executive Lead, Vanir Construction Management, Inc.

Hiring and coordinating multiple firms across several simultaneous projects in a multi-year capital project portfolio is a challenge, but when it involves multiple hospitals, ambulatory and specialty centers to be planned, designed, and constructed, coordination becomes the single most important factor in successful delivery. By the end of the Care Reimagined project, Maricopa Integrated Health System (MIHS) in Phoenix, AZ will be comprised of three behavioral health sites, one acute care hospital, several emergency and urgent care locations, three multispecialty ambulatory centers, and several community primary care clinics. The executive team chose an Integrated Project Management Office (IPMO) model to ensure coordination, collaboration, seamless hand-offs, and continuity across projects that would foster standardization and efficiency. Now one and a half years into a six year relationship, members of the IPMO team and hospital leadership will share the experience so far and lessons learned.



1. Summarize the IPMO structure for project delivery including team assembly, contracting, and delivery
2. Evaluate the benefits and challenge of the IPMO delivery structure for major, multi-year capital projects
3. Specify criteria for selecting the right members for the team and keeping them engaged throughout the entire project cycle
4. Summarize the conditions for success for both the owner and the IPMO team members

SESSION FOCUS AREAS: = Generative Space = NOAH