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Wednesday, September 18, 2019  |  4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Open to Conference Attendees Only

Inspiring Change - Social and Design Determinants in Health Care Delivery

Rada Doytcheva, PhD, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C
Principal, RADA Architects Ltd
John C. Jones EMBA, CDM
Community Liaison, Promedica

This session brings to light ideas shared by a major hospital system leader and an architect – both at the “cross section” of recent work for ProMedica Toledo Hospital. Highlighting the recently completed Heart Rhythm Center and ProMedica’s success in influencing social factors in their community – there is a story to tell, for a better future. Randy Oostra, DM, FACHE, CEO of ProMedica, is passionate about social determinants. He sees them not as a sideline but as key strategic imperative. Under his leadership ProMedica undertakes programs that strive to improve community health outcomes. Rada Doytcheva, PhD, FAIA is leading with a movement for “Better Lives by Design” in her diverse architectural practice. She dissects the need for overhaul of health care facilities design with streamlined planning and set functional criteria. She demonstrates the benefit of borrowing design elements from other building types, which are simulating for the human perception of comfort and healing.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn how to translate social determinants of health data into measurable benchmarks to identify key targets for change.
  2. Utilize examples of programs and strategies applied by a major health care system to improve health outcomes in its community.
  3. In a future of rising health care costs, recognize the importance of applying fundamental planning principals in design of healthcare facilities.
  4. Learn about the benefit of borrowing design elements from other building types in creating a more stimulating patient and staff environment.
SESSION FOCUS AREAS: = Generative Space = NOAH