Shanna WiechelManaging Principal, OperationsChristner Inc.
Shanna Wiechel is Managing Principal of Operations at Christner, an architecture firm in St. Louis. On most projects, Shanna serves dual roles as project manager and healthcare planner. Her planning experience spans from highly-technical Hybrid Cath Lab and Sterile Processing projects to highly-sensitive Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care Units. In addition to creating a pleasant patient experience, her interest in lean process improvement makes efficiency of staff workflow a constant design consideration. Shanna’s NICU design experience includes two NICUs for SSM Health in St. Louis at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital and St. Mary’s Hospital, as well as two NICUs for Mercy Health in St. Louis and Springfield, Missouri. In addition to her planning work, Shanna also serves on the Governing Board for Nurses for Newborns, a not-for-profit organization with the mission of providing in-home nursing visits to promote healthcare, education and positive parenting skills.