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Tuesday, September 17, 2019  |  3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Open to Conference Attendees Only

Urgent Care or Urban Care?

Georgeann B. Burns AIA, ACHA
President, Health Facilities Planning Partners, LLC
Vincent Della Donna AIA, ACHA
Principal, Healthcare Architect
Kelly Oney, MS, RN, CNS, FNP-BC
Family Nurse Practitioner, Nutrition & Medicine, Motus
Caleb Schmidt
Director of Clinical Sciences, Sovaris Aerospace

Can Health be the Catalyst for an American “Any City” Revitalization?


Addressing key indicators of public health in any city requires a multi-level approach that begins with investigating and understanding the contributing factors (economic, social, family, culture, education, food insecurity, personal resources, community resources, opportunity, vision, and hopelessness) that burden distressed communities. The complex interaction of these and other variables contribute to chronic disease, infectious disease, acute public health epidemics, and mortality.


The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services actuaries project that national health expenditure growth will average 5.5% annually over the next five to seven years, easily outpacing GDP growth over the same period, and healthcare spending is expected to consume 20% of the US Gross Domestic Product by 2026.


Can a “health delivery network” become the pivotal catalyst in the revitalization of a depressed city? How can investing in a person-centric health delivery network provide a platform through which a city can begin a rebirth? This panel will discuss the factors and process through which “health” becomes the strategic catalyst in an urban planning process to stimulate economic growth.



1. Compare and contrast a health delivery network and a healthcare system

2. Define urban revitalization and discuss its relevance and importance

3. Identify how health acts as a catalyst for urban revitalization

4. Discuss strategies to develop and implement an urban revitalization plan with health as the driving force

Panelists will include:
Urban Planner
Health Professional


SESSION FOCUS AREAS: = Generative Space = NOAH