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Tuesday, September 17, 2019  |  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Open to Conference Attendees Only

Healthcare Facility Master Planning 101: A Comprehensive Overview

Sheila F. Cahnman, FAIA, FACHA, LEED AP
President, JumpGarden Consulting, LLC

Our clients are increasingly challenged to create facility expansions and renovations based on sound strategic planning and budgeting. It is important for healthcare architects and planners to understand the fundamental process of master planning and how it informs future development.

This 101-level session will define the basic process and terminologies associated with master planning including strategic plan integration, data analysis, benchmarking tools and key room departmental sizing. We will review major healthcare trends that affect facility planning and feature how careful master planning can allow incremental change and growth without limiting future options in uncertain times. Case studies will highlight how healthcare systems has incorporated these values into their planning. The session will include a checklist of issues to be considered when developing a facility master plan including the principles of adaptability, convertibility and expandability.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the basics of facility master planning including terminology and step-by-step process.
  2. Learn where to access benchmarking data and other resources to develop a master plan.
  3. Identify key healthcare trends that will affect facility planning in the next decade.
  4. Understand how adaptability, convertibility and expandability can provide facility future-proofing based on current case studies.
SESSION FOCUS AREAS: = Generative Space = NOAH