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

Open to Conference Attendees Only

Last Building Standing: Advancing Climate Resiliency for Healthcare Design

Margot Hartmann
President & CEO, Nantucket Cottage Hospital
Brian McKenna, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP
Boston Health Market Leader, CannonDesign
Dennis Patnaude
Facilities Director, Nantucket Cottage Hospital
Jocelyn Stroupe, ASID, CHID, EDAC, IIDA
Director of Healthcare Interiors, CannonDesign

Located 30 miles from mainland, residents of Nantucket Island embrace resiliency as a cultural norm. The unique challenges they face influence their attitude about design and buildings - and the new Nantucket Cottage Hospital (NCH) is tangible evidence. Given its location, NCH must regularly deal with inclement weather. The new 120,000-sf hospital is designed to withstand potentially catastrophic conditions and provide all necessary services to serve as a safe haven while “off-the-grid” when weather cuts off mainland access. Engineered be the “last building standing,” NCH is transforming the patient experience and increasing access to providers, while integrating artifacts from the site and simplicity of design Its commitment to environmental sustainability – Partners Healthcare as a founding member of the Healthier Hospitals Initiative with NCH targeting LEED for Healthcare v4 – provides resiliency for future generations and serves as a model for other critical access hospitals.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand leading-edge principles for resilient healthcare design rooted in operational and planning standards that reflect a client’s unique culture and context
  2. Review different climate, weather, power and business occurrences that can endanger a health facility’s ability to function and remain operable
  3. Demonstrate how research and data, forecasting and predictive analytics can inform future resilient design projects
  4. Takeaway best practices to inform high-level resilient design for healthcare projects across the country
SESSION FOCUS AREAS: = Generative Space = NOAH