Conference By Day

Tuesday, September 27
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

NETWORKING

9/27/2022  |  7:30 AM - 8:30 AM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Emerging Leader Welcome Breakfast

Are you an emerging leader in the early years of your healthcare design and construction industry?

 

Then join us at designated tables at the welcome breakfast where Symposium advisory board members will welcome you to this year's event, help you as you navigate an industry event and make connections with other emerging leaders.

 

Look for the Emerging Leader Welcome Breakfast sign and designated tables to join this group.

 

NETWORKING

9/27/2022  |  7:30 AM - 8:30 AM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Networking Breakfast

Kick off your 2022 Symposium with breakfast and say hello to your friends and colleagues.

 

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REGISTRATION

9/27/2022  |  7:30 AM - 6:00 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Registration

HFSE Registration will be on Level 1 of the Long Beach Convention Center

8:30 AM - 9:45 AM

KEYNOTES

9/27/2022  |  8:30 AM - 9:45 AM  |  Open to All Attendees!

KN1: Welcoming Ceremony and Opening Keynote with Liz Ogbu

SPEAKER
 
Liz Ogbu
Founder + Principal, Studio O

Join us for our welcome ceremonies to kick off your 2021 Symposium! 
 

Stay for our opening keynote which will feature a fireside chat with Liz Ogbu. 
 

Liz is a designer, urbanist, and spatial justice activist, she is an expert on engaging and transforming unjust urban environments. Her multidisciplinary design and innovation practice, Studio O, operates at the intersection of racial and spatial justice. She collaborates with/in communities in need to leverage design to catalyze sustained social impact.
 

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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

ROOM A

9/27/2022  |  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

A01: Tele Critical Care (TCC)

SPEAKERS
 
Sunitha Lakshman
Principal Medical Planner/Designer, Kaiser Permanente
 
Dee Dee Schick
Corporate Services IT Director of Clinical Facilities, Kaiser Permanente Enterprise Business Services
 
Elizabeth Scruth
Northern California Regional Director for Clinical Quality Programs, Kaiser Permanente
 
Fang Yang
Principal Medical Architect/Planner, Kaiser Permanente

The terms “tele ICU,” “virtual ICU,” “remote ICU,” and “eICU” all refer to the same care concept; a centralized or remotely based critical care team (intensivists and critical care nurses) is networked with a bedside ICU team and patient via state-of-the-art audiovisual communication and computer systems. With on-demand intensivist expertise, early ICU provider intervention, and remote monitoring, TCC can Improve patient clinical outcomes, standardize the quality of care, reduce interfacility transfer, accommodate additional support during surges in patient volume, and ensure consistent service for critically ill patients. As the volume of critical ICU patients increases across Kaiser Permanente, TCC will enable proactive and on-demand care delivery at patient’s bedsides, to provide high-quality, equitable, affordable healthcare and improve the overall care experience.
 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:


1: Understand care delivery trends and technology in Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
2: Provide improved safety and to enhance outcomes through emerging technologies
3: Demonstrate how trends can improve spatial efficiency while improving access to care
4: Propose a new model of care with technology in ICU and Tele Critical Care Hub

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ROOM B

9/27/2022  |  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

B04: Decarbonizing Healthcare; National Academy of Medicine's Action Collaborative

The United States National Academy of Medicine has launched an Action Collaborative, focused on helping the US Health Sector to decarbonize. The Collaborative brings together healthcare leaders from the most influential of organizations, including the President of AHA, senior leaders from HHS, CMS, and TJC, and numerous healthcare CEOs. This session will describe the work of the Collaborative, and how ASHE members can become leaders within their own organizations on this most critical of healthcare issues.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
 
1: This session will enable attendees to describe the climate footprint of the US Healthcare System.
2: This session will enable attendees to describe the initiatives underway by the NAM to help all healthcare organizations to decarbonize.
3: This session will enable attendees to describe policy recommendations in play between NAM and HHS to unleash the industry to new innovation.
4: This session will enable attendees to learn about potential new funding streams available for decarbonization.

ROOM C

9/27/2022  |  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

C01: The Supply Chain Crisis: Catastrophe or Opportunity?

SPEAKERS
 
Tony Blakey
Corporate Director, Planning Design & Construction, Emanate Health
 
Sean Collins, AIA, LEED AP
Executive Director, Facilities Planning, Design and Construction, CEDARS-SINAI
 
Jason Earnhardt
Program Coordinator, Austin Commercial

Ships stuck at sea. Warehouses either empty of or stuffed with goods. Microchip and component shortages. Financing deadlines missed. Construction projects delayed and, ultimately, patient care impacted. Thanks to the pandemic, and the socio-economic and political impacts it has wrought, our interconnected global supply chain remains fragile. This upheaval has led to a cascade of crises across the design and construction industry—from impacts to projects, labor and financing to the demise of just-in-time. But, with disruption comes opportunity and innovation, and those who lack the agility to change may find themselves left behind.
 
In this panel discussion, Sean Collins (Cedars-Sinai), Tony Blakely (Emanate Health) and Jason Earnhardt (Austin Commercial) address the supply chain realities facing our industry. These experts will share strategies that have proven successful, including new approaches around diversity, equity and inclusion in the labor force; project delivery and prioritization; procurement and materials acquisition; and buffering for escalation. The panel will explore ways to future-proof the process from other potential calamities. How teaming and collaboration may reveal answers. And that the lessons of the past are not applicable to our new reality.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
 
1: Attendees take away a deeper understanding of the complexity and vulnerabilities of supply chain processes, especially in the context of unforeseen global events
2: The session will compare and contrast the challenges of traditional, just-in-time models with emerging scenarios, exploring key issues such as labor shortages, project procurement and cost escalation.
3: The audience will learn how Cedars-Sinai and Emanate health had to redefine how to deliver projects.
4: The session will explore the role and influence of technology, especially AI and BIM, on new models and approaches to project delivery.
 

 

ROOM D

9/27/2022  |  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

D01: Mission Control: Strategies for Designing Centralized Care Centers

SPEAKERS
 
Parveen Chand, MHA, FACHE
Interim President South Region of Ascension St. Vincent's Indiana, Indiana University Health Academic Health
 
Corey M. Gaarde, FHIMSS, CPHIMS
Associate Principal, Project Executive, IMEG Corp
 
Mike Lawless, PE, LEED AP
Principal, Director of Innovation, IMEG Corp.
 
Dr. Ryan Walsh, MD, M.M.M.
Chief Medical Information Officer for Ambulatory Care and Population Health, Memorial Hermann

Establishing a comprehensive “care coordination command center” can transform a hospital’s approach to improved operations and management. These command centers employ a multi-disciplinary team approach to manage holistic building operations and the patient and caregiver experience to ensure the best outcome for everyone and the most efficient use of resources for the healthcare system. Care coordination command centers are most successful when caregivers and healthcare administrators collaborate with designers, engineers, and vendors to design a facility with the patient and the caregiver at the center. This presentation, given by an academic healthcare organization executive, engineer, and healthcare technology advisor will discuss potential strategies using patient and caregiver input, real-time data, operational planning, and technology to design new models of care while improving efficiency, reducing medical waste, and creating a better patient and caregiver experience

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
 
1: Perceive the broader consolidation of service lines to maximize efficiencies while improving the patient and caregiver experience.
2: Understand the level of upfront planning and organizational engagement that is required to develop a comprehensive strategy.
3: See the impact of a strategy on the design, build, activation and ongoing continuous improvement processes.
4: Recognize the potential outcomes of designing and implementing a centralized care center strategy.

ROOM E

9/27/2022  |  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

E01: From Inception to Reality: Building a Comprehensive Cancer Center program.

SPEAKERS
 
Michelle Marshall, MBA, FACHE
System Vice President BD and Strategy, Inspira Health
 
Fernanda Pires
Senior Healthcare Planner, Ballinger

In this session we will walk you through the process of building a brand new community and patient centered comprehensive Cancer Center program from scratch. Inspira Health's System VP will share challenges and opportunities to build the program: focusing on operations and partnerships, including services and specialties that complement each other, the importance of patient engagement and the difference it makes when you implement strategies that supports community; focusing on the Patient's Journey so they and their loved ones feel supported, safe and heard. You will learn how designers, clinicians and patients worked together as a team to realize the vision for the Leading Edge Cancer center, designing spaces that not only support but foster collaborative approach to care between specialties. This session will share lessons learned after 2 years of opening: - Was the envisioned Journey realized? If not, what were the obstacles? - What is staff saying? - How are patients responding?

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
 
1: Challenges and opportunities of building a Comprehensive Cancer Center from scratch.
2: Transforming Cancer Care through Collaboration and Operational Improvements
3: Engaging Caregivers, Patients and their loved ones to realize vision and how every detail makes a difference
4: 2 years after opening… What’s working? What's not working? What are the surprises (the good and the bad)?
 
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ROOM F

9/27/2022  |  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

F01: Lessons Learned Through Post Occupancy Evaluations in Planning and Design

SPEAKERS
 
Josh Bullock
Facilities Planner, University of Virginia Health System
 
Brian Sykes
Healthcare Practice Leader, Associate Principal, Perkins+Will
 
Marvina Williams, RNBSN, Lean Operational Planner
Associate Principal, Perkins&Will

The session will present information detailing the use of pre and post occupancy evaluations in the utilization and effectiveness of space. With the pressure and challenges in healthcare, these evaluations measure results of the major investments made for a facility. One main award-winning academic trauma center will be highlighted. The session will present from a clinical, architectural, and facilities perspective. One of the goals in the post occupancy evaluation will be the performance of the built environment, which will be shared through lessons learned, including: 1. The use of virtual reality both in design and education of staff and medical students prior to occupancy. 2. The outcomes of creating a behavioral health module in the ED 3. The effects of variations made to processes and space due to the COVID pandemic.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
 
1: Define the PPOE process and explain how this can support more effective facility design
2: Describe examples of quantitative and qualitative information in PPOE data collection to provide true assessment of the effectiveness of design
3: Explore the results that are achieved through use of PPOE’s in healthcare facilities.
4: Discuss opportunities and lessons learned associated with the project presented
11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

RECHARGE BREAKS

9/27/2022  |  11:00 AM - 11:15 AM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Recharge Break

Chat with speakers and your fellow attendees between sessions.
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

ROOM A

9/27/2022  |  11:15 AM - 12:15 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

A02: From West to East: Balancing Distinct Market Trends and Institutional Needs

SPEAKERS
 
Jennifer Cheng
Program Manager, Planning, Real Estate, Facilities, Construction and Operations, Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian
 
Cathy Dolan-Schweitzer
Senior Project Manager, Capital Projects, Columbia University Irving Medical Center
 
Christine Wang, AIA, LEED AP, BD+C
Senior Associate, Southwest Practice Area Leader - Healthcare, Gensler
 
Bin Weng, AIA
Associate, Northeast Practice Area Leader - Healthcare, Gensler

Today’s consumers have more choices than ever when it comes to where and how to receive care. As the healthcare landscape shifts with new trends around expectations, engagement, and consumerism, there is an opportunity to rethink the patient care experience to stand out in a competitive market. This interactive session will share an overview of two different health institutions’ strategies (Columbia University Irving Medical Center and Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian) for expanding ambulatory care services into the community and how distinct goals and geographic market trends drove the facility design. Attendees will learn unique design and project implementation approaches and how to align this to an institution’s vision and business planning objectives.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

1: Gain insight into how geographic regions influence the ambulatory care market and trends 
2:  Develop an applicable vision that supports an institution’s desired goals based on the need of the community served 
3:  Assess and apply facilities strategies focused on speed to market, landlord provided tenant fit-outs, and hospitality-driven design to advance care 
4:  Recognize design processes and solutions to yield desired outcomes for distinct institutional needs
 

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ROOM B

9/27/2022  |  11:15 AM - 12:15 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

B02: Breaking Bread and Team Culture.

SPEAKERS
Kirsten Ralls
Manager Interiors/Space, Advocate Aurora Health
 
Annie Sit, AIA, NCIDQ, LEED AP, EDAC
Associate Vice President, CannonDesign
 
Chris Waldron
Project Executive, The Boldt Company

 DESCRIPTION: While every project has its obstacles, working to build a team culture is a consistent challenge, and one that has been increasingly difficult in the virtual age as we continue to deal with an ever-changing project landscape. To help nourish a collaborative, innovative culture the right tools need to be selected to create a resilient team ready to tackle what may come their way. This case study will go through the process of selecting the right tools; from how they originated, the why behind the selection, and how to leverage these tools in a meaningful way optimizing value and efficiency. In a world where one day we may be able to meet in person and the next day have to meet virtually, there are increasing challenges to create a team culture to help move a project forward. Our goal is by sharing our teams experience with various tools others can utilize our findings to help optimize an integrated project delivery system to build resilience and nourish a team culture.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
 
1: How to best leverage virtual platforms and tools
2: Building team culture. `
3: Strategies for communication and accountability.
4: Creating an ideal end user experience through project delivery.

ROOM C

9/27/2022  |  11:15 AM - 12:15 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

C02: Implementing Healthcare Microgrids at new/existing Healthcare Facilities

SPEAKERS
 
Jamie A. Schnick PE/LEED AP
Senior Electrical Engineer, FDD - HCAI

The need for resilient Healthcare facilities continues to be a hot topic. While Distributed Energy Resources (DER’s) have frequently been implemented at healthcare facilities (Photo Voltaics, Fuel Cells, Battery Storage Units), the concept of a healthcare microgrid with: DER’s, common bus and controllers is still relatively new. Challenges and benefits of this approach will be presented along with current development of projects that incorporate healthcare microgrids. The concept of Healthcare Microgrids as Emergency Energy Source will be discussed as well.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
 
1: What is a Healthcare Microgrid?
2: What codes pertain to Healthcare Microgrids?
3: How are codes evolving to facilitate incorporation of Healthcare Microgrids?
4: Can Healthcare Microgrids serve as a Healthcare facilitie's Emergency Power Source (EPS)?

ROOM D

9/27/2022  |  11:15 AM - 12:15 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

D02: Using Quick Hit Market Assessments to Inform Site Selection

SPEAKERS
 
Jillian Barbaro
Strategic Planner, Senior Associate, Array Advisors
 
Jonathan Bykowski, AIA, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
President, Practice Leader - Operational Planning, Array Advisors
 
Joseph Guiffrida
COO, ARA Health Specialists

In an ideal world, before the selection of every new site for healthcare facilities, a full market assessment would be done by a strategic planner. However, sometimes this is not possible with the given resources – the expertise is not there, the funds are not there, or there simply isn’t the time as we saw when selecting sites for temporary COVID care facilities. With resource constraints, however, a quick-hit market assessment can be conducted to choose between alternatives or at least inform stakeholders of the benefits and drawbacks of the site. The presentation will look at several examples to teach attendees how to recognize opportunities to reserve capital resources and utilize public information sources to research potential markets.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
 
1: Recognize instances in which a full market assessment may not be a reasonable option.
2: Utilize public sources of information to research your potential markets.
3: Evaluate the market considering four key indicators.
4: Integrate market findings to inform site selection or choose between alternatives.

ROOM E

9/27/2022  |  11:15 AM - 12:15 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

E02: Adaptability, telehealth and COVID - shaping outpatient clinic design!

SPEAKERS
 
Rob Forney
Director, Oculus Inc.
 
Ali Summerford, NCIDQ, RID, LEED ID&C, EDAC
Interior Design Director, Oculus Inc.
 
Mollie West, MHA, FACHE, FHI
Senior Healthcare Planner, Office of Construction & Facilities Management

Decentralizing care using outpatient clinics is ideal for bringing accessible primary care & specialty services to communities that can't or don't want to travel to urban medical centers. To facilitate this delivery of care, clinics based on Patient Aligned Care Teams (PACT) utilize evidence-based design strategies as a basis for better delivery & outcomes. Before COVID-19, these clinics concentrated on 2 core modalities: primary care & mental health. The innate flexibility of the PACT module provided minimal impact on surge & adaptability planning due to COVID-19 & increase in telehealth usage. This allows for integration of evolving treatment modalities, new processes & practices, & expansion of whole health & specialty care services. Speakers will explore the development of an outpatient clinic using the PACT model, with key takeaways on strategies implemented prior to the pandemic, its pivot during the pandemic, and best practices to build in flexibility for future populations.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
 
1: Assess Covid’s impact on telehealth and return to clinic (RTC) care for primary care, specialty, and mental health populations.
2: Demonstrate return on investment for long-term leases using the PACT model in designing outpatient clinics.
3: Apply lessons learned from outpatient clinic case studies before, during and post-Covid by adjusting design for multi-functional use.
4: Integrate the PACT model as a best practice for future flexibility to allow a shift in care modalities to meet changing demands.
 
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ROOM F

9/27/2022  |  11:15 AM - 12:15 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

F02: Optimizing Project Delivery Outcomes with Team Alignment Processes

SPEAKERS
 
Eric Groat
Division Manager, Robins & Morton
 
Jennifer Lacy
Lean Practice Leader, Robins & Morton

In any healthcare capital project, the best prevention for miscommunication is early alignment among key team members – client, design team, builder, and major trades.  By creating a working environment that encourages alignment through shared goals and expectations, the project team will be able to more successfully collaborate and maintain accountability. When this structure and its procedures are established and rigorously maintained, project delivery outcomes are inevitably optimized.

In this interactive workshop, participants will be divided into groups and guided through an exercise that demonstrates how to achieve project team alignment by developing shared expectations.  Specific tools to maintain accountability throughout the entire project delivery process will be discussed. 

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

1. Learn how to design the structure and procedures for effectively aligning a project delivery team.

2. Learn how to achieve teamwide consensus in mission critical goals.

3. Learn a step-by-step process to address and resolve healthy conflict.

4. Learn how to make the case for the critical importance of aligning the project team to optimize the project delivery outcomes and contribute to advancing the mission of the client organization.

12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

SPECIAL FEATURE

9/27/2022  |  12:15 PM - 1:30 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Awards Luncheon

Join us for lunch as the Symposium Distinction Awards and the Founder's Award are presented. You can learn more about the Symposium Distinction Awards and submit an entry here

We will also kick off our 2022 raffle.  This year's charitable donation will be made to Algalita.  For more information on the HFSE raffle please click here

1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

ROOM A

9/27/2022  |  1:45 PM - 2:45 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

A03: American College of Healthcare Architects Exam Prep Seminar

SPEAKERS
 
Craig Puccetti, AIA, EDAC, ACHA
Principal-In-Charge, Austin, BSA LifeStructures

ACHA’s professional credential in healthcare architecture is the only specialty certification program recognized by the AIA. This workshop will provide healthcare architects with useful information to submit their credentials and prepare for the ACHA Exam. The seminar covers: application materials, exam topics, sample questions, scoring criteria and exam schedules.

For all HFSE registered attendees who plan to attend this session please complete this form from the ACHA.  Thank you. Form coming in May.

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ROOM B

9/27/2022  |  1:45 PM - 2:45 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

B03: Ambulatory Care Design that Cares About Patients and Clinicians

SPEAKERS
 
Nancy Cottone, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Director of Planning, Mass Eye and Ear
 
Danielle M (Santos) Buckley AIA, ACHA, EDAC, LEED AP
Healthcare Practice Leader, Lavallee Brensinger Architects

As medical office space and preventative care is at the forefront of many healthcare system needs, and speed to market is being pushed to the limits, it’s important that we move forward to meet future needs. Adaptability, flexibility, and patient-centered care are now being combined with increasing focus on staff security, infection control and comfort as organizations focus on staff retention and recruitment. This presentation brings perspectives from both the facility planner and architect and demonstrate how to program, plan, and design medical office space. We will discuss how to balance patient expectations and staff needs.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
 
1: Attendees will understand the fundamentals of medical office and specialty clinic design
2: Attendees will be able to identify critical elements of emergency planning for the future
3: Attendees will understand how to maximize non-revenue generating space
4: .Attendees will be able to identify key factors that lead to patient satisfaction and staff retention

ROOM C

9/27/2022  |  1:45 PM - 2:45 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

C03: Design through a merger and acquisition

SPEAKERS
 
Michael Corey
Managing Partner, Synergis Development Partners LLC
 
Kelly McDaniel
Executive Director of Support Services, Covenant Health
 
Jeff Sudman, AIA ACHA NCARB
Associate Partner, E4H Environments for Health Architecture
 
Julissa Tellez, Assoc. AIA, EDAC
Sr. Associate, E4H Environments for Health Architecture

Covenant Health Covenant Health, the largest health care institution in the West Texas and Eastern New Mexico region, was in the design of a denovo $75M hospital when the acquisition of Lea Regional Medical Center (LRMC) was completed. The two facilities, which served the same market, created a new set of design considerations and required a new approach. Overnight planning parameters changed. Existing service lines of LRMC were no longer in competition but had to be analyzed for their role in overall care for the region. Patient volume calculations needed to be updated, staffing needs and legacy staff expectations upended previous user assumptions, and divergent brand strategies had to be realigned. This session will review the design team's pivot to this new set of parameters, the planning strategies in place that allowed the team to flexibly adapt, and the complexities of incorporating the acquisition costs of existing assets into your modeling for your new facility investment.


LEARNING OBJECTIVES
 
1: Understanding how flexibility in planning can allow for unforeseen circumstances
2: Understand how an M&A can impact service line analysis
3: Learn about aligning brand strategies for previously competing systems
4: Learn about how acquisition costs of existing assets can be incorporated into modeling for new facility investment
 

ROOM D

9/27/2022  |  1:45 PM - 2:45 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

D03: Impacts of the Age Gap on the Design of Labor and Delivery Units

SPEAKERS
 
Colby Dearman, AIA, ACHA, LSSYB, LEED AP BD+C
Vice President, Sr. Medical Planner, HKS, Inc.
 
Mindy Goodroe, AIA, ACHA, EDAC, LSSYB, LEED AP BD+C
Studio Practice Leader, Health, HKS Inc.
 
Rachel Khan, RN, BSN, MSN
Executive Director of Nursing for Women's and Children's Services, Wellstar Health System

Obstetrics has changed dramatically over the past several years. While women-of-child-bearing-age remains 15 to mid-40s, the age gap of first-time mothers has widened toward two extremes with more younger teenagers and older women giving birth for the first time. This, paired with socio-economic impacts, provides an increased volume of higher-risk mothers and babies. Multiple surveyed facilities will be compared, with both quantitative and qualitative data being presented. Each have a greater percentage of high-risk mothers which impact the design solutions while addressing external influencers – market forces, patient populations, facility conditions, site constraints, continued operations, etc. While each provides institution-specific goals they each address four common goals: improve the patient and family experience, maximize operation efficiencies, reflect and respond to market, prepare for inevitable change.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
 
1: Demonstrate the direct impacts of Labor and Delivery unit design that improve the physical, emotional, and social well-being of the unit’s occupants.
2: Explain clinical staff's desires for increased peer to peer connections while maintaining individual areas to work and focus.
3: Assess safety implications both actual and perceived among the clinical staff.
4: Identify planning methodologies that support the multi-acuity patient population mix within the same unit.

ROOM E

9/27/2022  |  1:45 PM - 2:45 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

E03: Healthcare Providers Only Roundtable Part I

SPEAKERS
 
Sean Collins, AIA, LEED AP
Executive Director, Facilities Planning, Design and Construction, CEDARS-SINAI
 
Lynn Murphy
Associate Vice President, UK HealthCare Facilities Planning
 
David J. Vitka, R.A., M. Arch, M.B.A.
Vice President, Facility Planning, Design & Construction, Catholic Health
 
Donna Ware AIA
Executive Director, Planning and Design, BJC HealthCare

For the fourth year, we are offering the Healthcare Providers Only Roundtable.  The purpose of this roundtable is to create an environment for individuals employed by a hospital or healthcare system who oversee capital construction projects to gather and openly exchange ideas.

In past years, we have discussed the following topics: 

  • Departmental organizational structure and administration 
  • Departmental services and standards
  • Management of information
  • Professional services, contracts and project execution
  • Department organization; staffing metrics; relationships with other departments
  • Standards – what, why and how; role in branding
  • Diversity & Inclusion – what are people doing with their consultants; do you have a program

This year we are looking for input from healthcare providers on topics they would like to discuss.

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This session will run from 1:45 pm to 4:00 pm with no break.


This session will only be open to those attendees employed by hospitals or health care systems. Information on how to sign up for this session will be sent to paid registrants who are employed by a hospital or health care system. If you have any questions please email jenabeth@jdevents.com

ROOM F

9/27/2022  |  1:45 PM - 2:45 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

F03: Beginnings and Endings: The Importance of the Present Moment and the Intentionally Unintended Start

SPEAKER

This is a learning event about (love and) sustainable change.  It is an offering, in the hope that - within it - we will have a collaborative discussion to explore some of the essential lessons that life is teaching us about how we can create and support flourishing environments to better support our co-workers, our clients, those who hope to heal, and those whose mission is to care for others.  It is an exploration to discover how caring enough about our own self and our own conduct can become the fulcrum for creating remarkable and resonant healthcare buildings.
Drawing upon personal experiences and case studies, we will explore the conditions that establish a basis for successful teams, projects, and environments.  The lessons learned won’t always be conventional and may indeed challenge basic ideas about the value of management command and control structures, while getting at something far more important: the support systems that can genuinely and sustainably facilitate growth, change, and flourishing.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

1. Learn about the unanticipated possibilities for improvement that arise spontaneously if only we are present to those possibilities. 
2. Learn from some simple case studies how design improvements can arise out of observation and reflection.
3. Learn about the value of deep listening and engagement as a means of developing more responsive environments.
4. Learn by doing and discussing.  Participants will be encouraged to suggest additional lessons from the case studies cited, and to help each other to find the possibilities of new beginnings hat might enrich their own future work.
2:45 PM - 3:00 PM

RECHARGE BREAKS

9/27/2022  |  2:45 PM - 3:00 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Recharge Break

Recharge your batteries before the next session.
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

ROOM A

9/27/2022  |  3:00 PM - 4:00 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

A04: An MEP Standards Leader: Standardizing Bon Secours Mercy Health

SPEAKERS
 
Jonathan Hunley, CHFM, CHC, CHOP, CHEPP, LEED GA
Facilities Director, Bon Secours Mercy Health
 
Kevin Mussler
Vice President, CMTA, Inc.
 
Ann Walston
VP of Acute Care Facilities Management, Bon Secours Mercy Health

When Bon Secours Mercy Health (BSMH) wanted consistency throughout their system design standards, they decided to bring on a design team to help them think through these standards. The objectives for BSMH included reviewing the owners’ new greenfield sites, upgrades to facilities and infrastructure, and outpatient components. These components are significantly different from inpatient in terms of technological and system life expectancies, maintenance needs, and performance. In this session, see the data-driven results and lessons-learned as BSMH’s Director of Infrastructure, Jonathan Hunley, BSMH’s Molly Ironmonger, and CMTA Vice President and Principal, Kevin Mussler, showcase why BSMH desired improvements, how the design team and owners came together to execute the project, and how the operations team can use this new and improved facility and approach moving forward.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
 
1: Understand the importance of providing consistency in a national healthcare system by strategic infrastructure upgrades and approaches.
2: Discover the process of coordinating 3 stakeholder groups to determine the standards while including a 3rd-party cost estimator to determine how the cost could impact these new standards.
3: Implement sustainability standards with the owner via new approaches while meeting the catholic ministry's mission and improving the life cycle cost.
4: Learn how a national healthcare system was able to develop new standards while engaging multiple stakeholders.

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ROOM B

9/27/2022  |  3:00 PM - 4:00 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

B01: Do No Harm: The Relationship Between Healthcare and Climate Change

SPEAKERS
 
Ellen Mitchell-Kozack AIA, LEED BD+C, WELL AP
Vice President, Chief Sustainability Officer, LEO A DALY
 
Michael Roberts
Director, Enterprise Energy Services, Atrium Health
 
Tim Wilson
Manager, Engineering and Energy, Gundersen Health System

Despite the mission to preserve and maintain human health, many health systems realize their impact on environmental health and carbon emissions. Reducing their energy consumption can cut carbon emissions and greenhouse gasses and improve air quality. The opportunity to reduce operational energy begins early in design. Building size, shape, orientation and location of glass are as crucial as efficient HVAC systems. Advanced analysis tools help designers make more informed decisions that affect energy performance and comfort factors, like high-quality daylight and thermal comfort. The greenest building is the one already built, largely due to emissions from building materials – known as embodied carbon. New analysis tools help designers make better decisions about reducing embodied carbon in projects, such as using more wood, which sequesters more carbon than it emits; minimizing cement, the most carbon-intensive part of concrete; and reducing overall materials, which also saves money!

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
 
1: The Hippocratic Oath doesn’t stop at climate change. Presenters will share design changes that can slash carbon emissions and greenhouse gasses.
2: Cutting operational energy begins early in design. Presenters will share tools used to make informed decisions that boost energy performance.
3: The session will evaluate tools that assess processes designed to cut embodied carbon in projects, or emissions from building materials.
4: Explore the perspectives of the Healthcare systems, what are their goals that they have as a healthcare system. What changes have they put in place to reach their goals?

ROOM C

9/27/2022  |  3:00 PM - 4:00 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

C04: Strategic Procurement: Which Project First?

SPEAKERS
 
Andrew Hunt
Managing Partner, Hunting and Sourcing Project Management
 
Lee Nester
Director, Logistics, CaroMont Health

Hospitals are faced with competing timelines, resources and schedules when moving through the Procurement Process for capital equipment sourcing and buy-outs. We will discuss how to tackle multiple projects on various timelines to ensure equipment comes in on time and under budget.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
 
1: Budget During Design: How to get to real numbers when planning something so far out.
2: Clinical Approval: Tips on how to work with Clinical Teams on gathering correct make/model/options.
3: Best and Final Offer: How to aggregate all project's purchasing power to leverage for best pricing.
4: Managing Lead-times and Schedule: In these uncertain times of supply chain issues, tips on how to make sure equipment does not delay your project.

ROOM D

9/27/2022  |  3:00 PM - 4:00 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

D04: Improving Women's & Children's Healthcare Through High Performance Design

SPEAKERS
 
George B. Hernandez, Jr.
President/Chief Executive Officer, University Health System
 
Mitra Memari, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Partner, ZGF Architects LLP
 
Greg J. Quinn PE, LEED AP, NCEES
Principal, Affiliated Engineers, Inc.
 
Tiffany Robinson Long, AIA, ACHA, RID, EDAC, NCARB
Partner, Marmon Mok Architecture

While on the precipice of a worldwide pandemic, University Health System embarked on a mission to improve and advance women’s and children’s health needs in the San Antonio community with the design and construction of a new patient tower project. During the early stages of the design process, the goal of incorporating high performance design concepts with the clinical mission were heavily discussed, studied, and eventually integrated. During this interactive engagement, an analysis of engineering design practices and how they sync with the performance of the building façade were measured and quantified. Presenters will share how functional, adaptable, and sustainable goals for this project were challenged with budgetary and operational cost models, and how upfront investments in envelope and building systems innovations can inform design to optimize effective, long lasting, and safe care delivery.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
 
1: Understand the hospital’s mission of promoting good health within the community, and how it synergizes with the architectural concepts of the project.
2: Identify and distinguish the key factors in the unification between flexibility in healthcare design and innovative energy performance.
3: Recognize how building systems can respond positively to the building façade by adopting an integrated design methodology.
4: Summarize the benefits of decentralized air-handling systems versus a centralized system, from both a space saving and cost benefit perspective.

ROOM E

9/27/2022  |  3:00 PM - 4:00 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

E04: Healthcare Providers Only Roundtable Part II

SPEAKERS
 
Sean Collins, AIA, LEED AP
Executive Director, Facilities Planning, Design and Construction, CEDARS-SINAI
 
Lynn Murphy
Associate Vice President, UK HealthCare Facilities Planning
 
David J. Vitka, R.A., M. Arch, M.B.A.
Vice President, Facility Planning, Design & Construction, Catholic Health
 
Donna Ware AIA
Executive Director, Planning and Design, BJC HealthCare

For the fourth year, we are offering the Healthcare Providers Only Roundtable.  The purpose of this roundtable is to create an environment for individuals employed by a hospital or healthcare system who oversee capital construction projects to gather and openly exchange ideas.

In past years, we have discussed the following topics: 

  • Departmental organizational structure and administration 
  • Departmental services and standards
  • Management of information
  • Professional services, contracts and project execution
  • Department organization; staffing metrics; relationships with other departments
  • Standards – what, why and how; role in branding
  • Diversity & Inclusion – what are people doing with their consultants; do you have a program

This year we are looking for input from healthcare providers on topics they would like to discuss.

Sponsored By

This session will run from 1:45 pm to 4:00 pm with no break.

This session will only be open to those attendees employed by hospitals or health care systems. Information on how to sign up for this session will be sent to paid registrants who are employed by a hospital or health care system. If you have any questions please email jenabeth@jdevents.com

ROOM F

9/27/2022  |  3:00 PM - 4:00 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

F04: Healthcare Design 5.0 - The Future of Healthcare Design, NOW

SPEAKERS
 
Wayne Ruga, PhD, FAIA, FIIDA, Hon. FASID
Founder and President, The CARITAS Project

Healthcare Design 5.0 is a launching pad into the future.  It focuses beyond the horizons of the previous generations of healthcare design to clearly articulate new, and very practical, ways forward.  Have you   ever wondered: ‘How can I get ‘out-of-the-box’ and raise the bar on creating higher performing and more effective environments for health and healthcare?’  If you have, then investing an hour in participating in this program could be the golden opportunity you’ve been hoping for. 

 

This is a unique invitation to expand our vision and survey the future, from the summit of the highest mountaintop – viewing great distances into the future and the complete 360-degree panorama – providing sightings of emerging opportunities for courageous trail blazers and aspiring leaders of our new futures to profoundly improve the mainstream practices in health, healthcare, and design.

 

In this interactive and participatory, experiential workshop, we will peer into the crystal ball and engage together as we discover new possibilities and explore their relevance, impact, feasibility, and practical value. 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

1:  Learn how to identify and describe the previous four generations of healthcare design.
2:  Learn how to articulate and describe the new generation of healthcare design with its benefits.
3:  Learn practical applications of Healthcare Design 5.0 for immediate implementation.
4:  Learn how to apply Healthcare Design 5.0 innovations within their own, respective, contexts.

 

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

NETWORKING

9/27/2022  |  4:00 PM - 6:00 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Grand Opening of Exhibit Floor and Symposium Party

Let's celebrate 35 years of the Symposium during our grand opening of the exhibit floor and the Symposium Party. Drinks and appetizers will be offered in a fun, lively setting. This is a great way to network and engage with fellow attendees, exhibitors, and the entire HFSE community and end your first day of the Symposium! 

Our special raffle will take place during the Symposium Party.  Attendees can buy raffle tickets for the chance to win a variety of prizes ranging from Amazon Gift Cards to Kate Spade bags to Apple Products to Sports Tickets. 

In 2022, the HFSE charity is Algalita. Algalita started with an eye-opening discovery in the North Pacific.  When Founder Captain Charles Moore discovered a massive area of plastic soup floating in the Pacific Ocean, the question wasn’t how it got there – it was how our consumption habits had spiraled so out of control.



Our mission is not to pick trash out of the sea. It’s to fundamentally shift our way of thinking on land. We empower young people to think critically, demand action and be agents for change. When we educate, the next generation responds with solutions. They get behind a cause that has wide-ranging impact, and they support it with fervor.


HFSE Gives Back - Click here to learn more about HFSE's charitable efforts since 2006. 

 

Wednesday, September 28
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

NETWORKING

9/28/2022  |  7:00 AM - 8:00 AM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Networking Breakfast

Join us your fellow conference goers for breakfast to kick off your second day!

 

REGISTRATION

9/28/2022  |  7:00 AM - 3:00 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Registration

Registration will be located on level one of the Long Beach Convention Center.
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

ROOM A

9/28/2022  |  8:00 AM - 9:00 AM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

A05: Envisioning Environments for Young Adult Inpatient Rehabilitation

SPEAKERS
Avneet Kaur-Anand, BSN, RN, CPN
Director of Pediatric Nursing, Rutland
 
Manjiri Paprikar AIA, LEED AP
Senior Associate, Senior Medical Planner, Perkins Eastman
Paul Rosenfeld
Executive Director, ingsbrook Jewish Medical Center/ Rutland Nursing Home / Schulman Schachne Inst
 
Joanne Violanti
Principal and Project Architect, Perkins Eastman

What is a day in the life of a Young Adult? Instantly, we think of a safe, supportive environment in their home and a daily journey to work, classes, or play. But, for an 18-30-year-old with medically complex issues, admitted for Long term care, Physical & Occupational Rehabilitation, how do we create environments to support and celebrate their daily life? This project will be the first few homes of its kind for Young Adults with high-need clinical care intricacy with an outlook to be a national model. It is an opportunity to fulfill the Young Adults Daily Living, Mobility, and Rehabilitation. The aspirational goal is to support and celebrate their success and happiness despite their struggles and challenges and educate and empower residents to lead their daily lives. This session will discuss planning strategies to create spaces that feel like a small home within a residential neighborhood and how the designed environment can enable healing by a person-centered care approach.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
 
1: Learn how these unique first few projects of its kind can pave the way to meet the needs of this growing population of high-need young adults.
2: Summarize opportunities within actual budgets to enhance the environment in small ways to bring joy and well-being for residents, family, and staff.
3: Understand client-design team relationship when implementing exclusivity concepts such as Small House design to Long term Care Rehab settings.
4: Define a planning and design toolkit to introduce a Person-Centered Approach and engage family and community in the caregiving process.

Sponsored By: 

 

ROOM B

9/28/2022  |  8:00 AM - 9:00 AM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

B05: Bottom Up Healthcare Planning for Indigenous Projects: Make Things Better

SPEAKERS
 
Paul Blaser
Principal Architect, RBM Architecture
 
Nola Jeffrey
Executive Director, Tsow-Tun Le Lum Society
 
George Jeffrey
Cultural Support, Tsow-Tun Le Lum Society

Better Healthcare and Healing is an essential need for First Nations Communities. Generations of trauma and a structurally racist system have reeked havoc on the physical, mental and spiritual health of Indigenous Peoples. But now we are at a Crossroads. Indigenous Communities are taking charge of their own Healthcare and Healing. And Bottom Up LEAN planning can help everyone make things better. Our process is research based, data driven, and works "with not for" Indigenous Communities to empower them to use a building project as a catalyst for change. Together we take listen to the Truth and take an unvarnished look at the challenges faced for Health and Healing. We then empower the staff and community to lead the change and design a new path for health and healing that best serves the real needs and addresses the real challenges. This leads to projects that are transformative for the way health and healing are delivered, and buildings that embody a path to Make Things Better.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
 
1: Research the needs of Indigenous Communities by learning to listen to truth, discover the data, and build a model of Current State Needs
2: Build a new system of delivery for Health and Healing that is based in traditional medicine and addresses the real need and challenges in communities
3: Learn the steps of the Bottom Up LEAN process to empower the community (not the architect) to lead the design
4: Transform Healthcare in Communities by working "with not for" in a Bottom Up approach

ROOM C

9/28/2022  |  8:00 AM - 9:00 AM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

C05: Virtual Reality & Healthcare: Fostering Opportunities to Live Extraordinary

SPEAKERS
 
Nicole Caputo
Senior Director of Experience and Innovation, UCHealth
 
Kyle Rand
Cofounder/CEO, Rendever

Many patients spend their time in the healthcare ecosystem detached from the world around them. Can virtual reality be the solution? This technology is proving effective in changing the patient experience through the power of creating extraordinary moments for populations where life has become limited. Virtual reality creates opportunities for patients to live beyond the four walls of a hospital in a way that maintains connection to the outside world - by delivering meaningful, immersive experiences. Health systems are now equipped with the power to change the nature of the patient experience with this technology, fostering a positive and healthy relationship between the healthcare ecosystem and the patients we all serve. In this session, Kyle Rand will discuss how a technology-based approach enables a next generation experience, and Nikki Caputo will discuss the success she sees at UCHealth, demonstrated through impactful patient case studies and successful partnership outcomes.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
 
1: Explore UCHealth’s approach to technology-enabled patient experience and learn the secrets to building stakeholder awareness and buy-in
2: Determine how recent trends have created new opportunities to build positive relationships for patients with chronic conditions and prolonged stays
3: Explore how virtual reality can empower a better patient experience full of magical, extraordinary moments
4: Utilize real-world case studies to build an understanding of how technology partnerships can drastically improved the lives of patients

ROOM D

9/28/2022  |  8:00 AM - 9:00 AM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

D05: The Future of Care: Design and Technology Advances in a New Hospital

SPEAKERS
 
Stephanie Altavilla, MSMI RN, HACP
Senior Program Director, Boston Children's Hospital
 
SueEllen Donahoe, LEED AP
Director, Facilities Planning & Space Management, Boston Children's Hospital
 
Uma Ramanathan, FAIA, LEED AP
Principal, Shepley Bulfinch
 
Jason Seaburg
Chief Operating Officer, Healthcare, Suffolk

Boston Children’s Hospital new 14-story, 600,000-square-foot tower is among the most advanced healing spaces in the country. The tower’s numerous clinical and infrastructure features are designed to advance the future of pediatric healing spaces. Many leading technologies have been incorporated including a trolley MRI system, specialized air handling and several leading sustainability features. Join members of the project team for a view of this amazing new facility and a conversation on its many innovations. The discussion will include best-practice design for patient/family and provider satisfaction, operational efficiency, sustainability, and incorporation of leading technologies to optimize patient care. The team will share how significant constructability challenges were overcome and how the various partners collaborated to achieve success. Panelists will also reflect on the facility’s post-opening assessment and how the facility’s models are performing in the real-world setting.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
 
1: Describe the evidence-based design approaches utilized to maximize patient, family and provider satisfaction while insuring maximum clinical efficiency.
2: Identify tactics used to overcome design and constructability challenges and tactics to introduce emerging, advanced technologies throughout the design and construction process.
3: Articulate best-practice teamwork and coordination elements utilized to integrate user (clinician) needs and preferences into the planning process while maintaining rigorous schedule and cost controls.
4: Explain key learnings about how design objectives and construction of the facility measures up to operating performance in year one of facility operations.

ROOM E

9/28/2022  |  8:00 AM - 9:00 AM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

E05: Rethinking Community Health: The Future of Rural and Suburban Healthcare

SPEAKERS
 
Sarah Brownell
Director, Strategic Development, HDR
 
Matt Stiene
Senior Vice President, Construction and Facility Services, Novant Health
 
Matt Suarez
Health Planning Principal, HDR
 
William Teilhet
VP Facilities & Construction, Ballad Health

Twenty rural hospitals shut their doors in the U.S. in 2020, exacerbating a crisis that has made access to healthcare in rural settings more and more difficult over the past decade. There is no question that health systems across the country have been shifting care delivery from centralized hubs and moving key services into more rural and community settings. Speakers from community health systems across the Southeast will discuss the following topics: How the Certificate of Need process, or the absence of one, helps or hurts plans for growth and expansion to serve patients closer to home Strategies to address flexibility and adaptability for future growth and facility changes. Which lessons learned from COVID-19 will impact long-term planning, particularly for smaller and rural facilities who feel a larger impact from increasing non-revenue generating spaces. Effective design or operational strategies for hiring and keeping nurses and providers in the community hospital setting.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
 
1: Explore the implication of changing CON requirements
2: Discuss successful strategies for planning for growth
3: Identify implications of rapidly evolving technology
4: Describe the impact rural healthcare can have in addressing health equity
 
Sponsored By
 

ROOM F

9/28/2022  |  8:00 AM - 9:00 AM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

F05: Modern Considerations Informing The Future of Treatment Room Design

SPEAKERS
 
Patrick M. Casey
Vice President - Facilities Operations and Planning, University Miami Health System
 
Larry McKillop
Associate Senior Vice President, CRTKL
 
Michael St. Clair
Associate Vice President/ Senior Planner, CRTKL
 
Exam and treatment rooms are constantly evolving based on accessibility codes, care delivery models and technology. Outpatient clinics within most academic medical centers have become multi-specialty, requiring various modalities to flex between exams and exam corridors based on daily and weekly block sessions. In the current environment, health systems have begun to reinforce common features in all exam rooms as well as provide privacy, ease of physician access, changing technology and clinical practice methods. This session will discuss three specific considerations influencing exam room design in depth: education, families (partners-in-care), and technology. CRTKL will also discuss the UHealth Doral & Sole Mia Ambulatory Care Centers as case studies in maintaining standards, with participation from UHealth’s Vice President of Facilities Operations and Planning, to determine best practices.
 
LEARNING OBJECTIVES
 
1: Assess the role of education as it relates to the healthcare delivery system, including communication of information to patients and their families
2: Evaluate the needs of a given organization to properly design accommodations for guests and family members.
3: Understand the role that technology plays in ensuring flexibility and ability to incorporate multiple uses into a space
4: Understand the importance of tailoring considerations for both place (physical environment) and practice (cultural environment of organization)
 
9:15 AM - 10:30 AM

KEYNOTES

9/28/2022  |  9:15 AM - 10:30 AM  |  Open to All Attendees!

KN2: Keynote

This keynote will be announced in the summer of 2022. Please check back. 

 

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10:30 AM - 3:00 PM

NETWORKING

9/28/2022  |  10:30 AM - 3:00 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Exhibit Floor Open

Visit with the our exhibitors who are eager to provide products and solutions for your latest project.

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

DESIGN SOLUTIONS THEATER 1

9/28/2022  |  10:45 AM - 11:00 AM  |  Open to All Attendees!

José Milton Memorial Hospital at Jackson West Medical Center

SPEAKERS
 
Marvina Williams, RNBSN, Lean Operational Planner
Associate Principal, Perkins&Will

SPECIAL FEATURE

9/28/2022  |  10:45 AM - 3:00 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Design Solutions Theater

Our design team galleries come alive in these 15 minute sessions where you hear about the projects featured. NEW this year there will be 2 design solutions theater so double the chance to hear about the latest projects in this exciting format!

11:30 AM - 11:45 AM

DESIGN SOLUTIONS THEATER 2

9/28/2022  |  11:30 AM - 11:45 AM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Road Map to Net Zero, The Journey of the Emory Musculoskeletal Institute

SPEAKERS
 
Mindy Goodroe, AIA, ACHA, EDAC, LSSYB, LEED AP BD+C
Studio Practice Leader, Health, HKS Inc.

NETWORKING

9/28/2022  |  11:30 AM - 1:00 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Networking Lunch on Exhibit Floor

Enjoy your lunch with fellow attendees on the exhibit floor.
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM

DESIGN SOLUTIONS THEATER 1

9/28/2022  |  11:45 AM - 12:00 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Untangling Spaghetti: Making Patient Journeys Make Sense

SPEAKER
Paul Conder
Principal, XD, CRTKL
1:00 PM - 1:15 PM

DESIGN SOLUTIONS THEATER 2

9/28/2022  |  1:00 PM - 1:15 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Before and After, Pivoting in the Time of COVID-19: a Casey Study of UCHealth

SPEAKER
Michael Smith
AIA, Partner, E4H Environments for Health Architecture

ROOM A

9/28/2022  |  1:00 PM - 2:00 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

A06: Transforming Lives - Art, Expression, and Recovery in Healthcare design

SPEAKERS
 
Laurena Clark, ARIDO, IDC, NCIDQ
Senior Interior Designer, Stantec Architecture Ltd.
 
Afsaneh Karamizadeh, M. Arch, OAA
Senior Project Manager, Planning and Design, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
 
Ena Kenny, ARIDO, IDC, NCIDQ
Principal, Senior Interior Designer & Health Sector - Interior Design Lead, Stantec Architecture Ltd

Art can transform lives. At the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), a rich collection of Therapeutic Art Installations engages people on the interior and exterior, provides positive distraction, and contributes to wayfinding and landmarking. Learn how a clearly defined Design Vision can help achieve excellence. Find out how the integration of art supports the Recovery Model of Care, and how input from the entire CAMH community – shaped the buildings, interior design, and the selection of art, to help transform lives. At SickKids Hospital, an innovative approach to integrating art was inspired by a Patient/Family Engagement Process for a renovation of the Blood and Marrow Transplant/Cellular Therapy (BMT/CT) Unit. Learn how we can design spaces that respond to the needs and interests of the diverse population in pediatrics, and how their stories and struggles can inform the design and engage patients to BE the artists who personalize/transform their space and experiences.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
 
1: Recognize how art and design can support the recovery model of care by engaging the community, reducing stigma, and encouraging people to seek help.
2: Understand how design and art programs transform experiences and promote a sense of normalcy and comfort, as well as safety and security.
3: Learn how Design Vision can be utilized as a tool for achieving design excellence.
4: Learn how listening to the stories of patients/families can inform innovative design solutions that empower, engage and transform their experiences.

Sponsored By: 

ROOM B

9/28/2022  |  1:00 PM - 2:00 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

B06: Care closer to home, closing the health disparities gap in Alaska

SPEAKERS
 
Marilyn Andon
Deputy Health Services Director, Tanana Chiefs Conference
 
Kathleen Benoit, NCIDQ, CHID, LEED AP BD+C
Project Manager, Architects Alaska
 
Heather Fenniman
Principal / Senior Medical Planner, HOK
 
Karen Stephens, AIA
Project Manager, Architects Alaska

The Tanana Chiefs Conference, Chief Andrew Isaac Health Center in Fairbanks, Alaska supports regional and sub-regional clinics for a 235,000 square-mile catchment area around the Yukon and Tanana rivers. The Conference is an Alaska Native non-profit corporation and traditional tribal consortium, charged with advancing Tribal self-determination. The new 108,000 sq. ft. Ambulatory Care Center fills a significant void in the patient service area. Prior to the planning and construction of this facility, patients were required to travel up to 360 miles, limiting access to crucial diagnostic and interventional treatment services. Incorporating Tanana Chiefs culture into the center was also imperative for success and acceptance of the planning and design. Cultural committee and patient representatives participated throughout the entire design process. This presentation demonstrates the health systems drive to reduce health disparities while prioritizing an inclusive and interactive approach.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
 
1: Understand the unique point of view of the Tanana Chiefs, their relationship to the Alaska region and their partnership with the healthcare system
2: Discuss patients access to diagnostic and treatment services and how the new facility will help close the gap on health disparities for the community
3: Demonstrate how indigenous culture influences planning / design and setting the tone for the project
4: Lessons learned for engaging, hearing, and incorporating the culture on this unique patient population

ROOM C

9/28/2022  |  1:00 PM - 2:00 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

C06: Examining Efficiency in Open Bay and Single-Family Room NICU Designs

SPEAKERS
 
Lindsey Fay EDAC, IIDA
Assistant Professor, University of Kentucky's College of Design
 
Kevin Real Ph.D,
Professor and Chair, University of Kentucky, Department of Communication

As NICU care continues to become more complex, a greater focus on family-centered care has led to the implementation of single-family rooms (SFR). An interdisciplinary team with members from healthcare, communication, and design conducted a pre- and post-occupancy evaluation of a NICU moving from an open bay to SFR unit with decentralized nurse stations. The focus of this research was to analyze the effects of the differing models on staff efficiency and satisfaction. Data collection methods included staff surveys, focus groups, occupancy counts, time studies, and communication documentation. Survey results indicate NICU staff had significantly higher perceptions of efficiency and design satisfaction in the new environment. More than half of all interactions were less than 1 minute. Presentation will further detail research outcomes so that attendees can gain a diverse perspective on the various aspects of NICU nursing unit models and their impact on efficiency.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
 
1: Identify key design issues impacting efficiency in hospital units.
2: Explore multiple perspectives surrounding centralized and decentralized nurse station designs and their impact on staff perceptions of efficiency and overall satisfaction.
3: Analyze the effects of decentralized nursing unit layouts on staff time spent in face-to-face interactions.
4: Discuss design solutions that can enhance efficiency within healthcare organizations.

ROOM D

9/28/2022  |  1:00 PM - 2:00 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

D06: Behind the Curtain: The Creation of a Premier Pediatric Program

SPEAKERS
 
Sean Collins, AIA, LEED AP
Executive Director, Facilities Planning, Design and Construction, CEDARS-SINAI
 
Adrienne Hayes, CLS, RA, AIA
Associate Director, Design & Construction, CEDARS-SINAI
 
Scott Laoboonmi
Associate VP, Sr Project Manager, HGA
 
Jennifer Ries
Planning Principal, HGA

At the start of 2020, Cedars-Sinai began designing a 26-bed adult bed unit in Saperstein Tower, with the aggressive goal of opening in March 2022. Sixteen weeks in, the team was asked to study a pediatric unit in parallel. Shortly afterwards, Cedars-Sinai received the largest gift in its history, which enabled the development of an entire pediatric program that would include inpatient and outpatient care, research, surgical, and other clinical specialties including recruitment, branding, marketing, and implementation, resulting in a unique play by play design process that forced the project team to remain nimble and pivot where needed. This is the story of how the leadership of a large academic medical center changed their traditional project delivery process, worked closely with the project team to overcome many unforeseen challenges, and paved the way to deliver the landmark facility of Cedars-Sinai Guerin Children’s.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
 
1: Learn how the team designed a new, technologically advanced pediatric program in a challenging existing space
2: Learn how the team shaved 14 weeks off the HCAI approvals, completed 5 make-ready projects, and relocated 30 groups while remaining operational
3: Learn what changes were required at every level to shift to a real-time decision-making model, with accountability, transparency, to meet commitments
4: Learn the exciting donor story, and how Cedars-Sinai engaged with them during design

ROOM E

9/28/2022  |  1:00 PM - 2:00 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

E06: Access and Functional Needs Hospital Disaster Guidebook

SPEAKERS
 
Steven Storbakken
Director of Emergency Preparedness, Pomona Valley Hospital Health Center

The Access and Functional Needs Guidebook, developed by Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center under a grant from the California Community Foundation and with the assistance of the California Office of Emergency Services, will be described in detail. The intent of the Guidebook is to assist hospital emergency preparedness managers in developing their disaster programs to meet the needs of AFN populations, as required by new CMS regulations. Content includes: 1. List of 24 AFN communities and dozens of sub-communities 2. List of “best practice” hospital AFN policies and procedures 3. List of websites for best AFN agencies and organizations 4. AFN Risk Assessment tool.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
 
1: Define the FEMA term “Access and Functional Needs” (AFN)
2: List the 24 primary AFN communities
3: Explain how AFN sub-communities are created
4: Describe how the AFN Disaster Guidebook would enable a hospital emergency manager to locate the best AFN agencies and organizations
 
Sponsored By

 

ROOM F

9/28/2022  |  1:00 PM - 2:00 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

F06: The Endangered Clinic

SPEAKER

Examining the Past, Present, and Future of Abortion Clinics in America

In this presentation, we will discuss the architectural design and social implications surrounding abortion clinics to begin to normalize the conversation around this building type.  Abortions are extremely common health interventions; 1 in 4 women will have an abortion in their lifetime.  However, most of the professional community of architects have been noticeably absent when it comes to speaking about abortion clinics and their design requirements.  While there are numerous books, publications, guidelines, and studies regarding best practices for hospitals and medical facilities in the architecture literature, rarely do these include coverage of abortion clinics. 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

1. Review the history of the design and architectural considerations of abortion clinics.
2. Explore the key challenges associated with abortion clinics including zoning laws, construction implications, and TRAP (targeted restrictions against abortion providers) laws.
3. Learn about the unique design needs of abortion clinics – including patient/provider safety and specific healthcare architectural implications.
4. Examine potential ‘Post-Roe America’ scenarios: what could the future of access to the physical structures of abortion clinics look like?
1:30 PM - 1:45 PM

DESIGN SOLUTIONS THEATER 2

9/28/2022  |  1:30 PM - 1:45 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

The Future of Inpatient Behavioral Health Design

SPEAKERS
Michelle Saquilayan
Senior Project Manager, LEO A DALY
Kevin Kim
Senior Architect, Medical Planner, LEO A DALY
1:45 PM - 2:00 PM

DESIGN SOLUTIONS THEATER 1

9/28/2022  |  1:45 PM - 2:00 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Human by Design: Understanding and Anticipating Needs to Create Exceptional Patient and Staff Experiences

SPEAKER
Federico Del Priore
AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, Principal and Healthcare Studio Co-Leader, Perkins Eastman
2:00 PM - 2:15 PM

DESIGN SOLUTIONS THEATER 2

9/28/2022  |  2:00 PM - 2:15 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Partnering for Long Term Hospital Campus Development

SPEAKER
Natale Stephens, AIA, EDAC
Associate Principal / Healthcare Planner, Page

NETWORKING

9/28/2022  |  2:00 PM - 3:00 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Ice Cream Social on Exhibit Floor

Visit the exhibit floor one last time for an ice cream treat and to thank the exhibitors for their support of the Symposium.

 

2:15 PM - 2:30 PM

DESIGN SOLUTIONS THEATER 1

9/28/2022  |  2:15 PM - 2:30 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

The Evolution of Healthcare Construction from Design-Bid-Build to Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DfMA) using modular systems.

SPEAKER
Gabriel J. Massa
AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, Principal, Massa Manufacturing & Assembly - a division of Massa Multimedia Architecture, PC
2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

DESIGN SOLUTIONS THEATER 2

9/28/2022  |  2:30 PM - 2:45 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Leveraging Modularity to Address a Mental Health Crisis

SPEAKERS
Maria Ionescu
Senior Associate, Stantec
Jim Dunn
President, Stackmodular
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

ROOM A

9/28/2022  |  3:00 PM - 4:00 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

A07: Concept to Operations: Strategic Planning for Behavioral Health Facilities

SPEAKERS
 
Julia E. Bruner, MD, MBA, MS
Senior Vice President for Behavioral Health and Correctional Medicine, The MetroHealth System
 
Joe Hackney, DBIA, LEED AP, CHC
Senior Development Director, Anchor Health Properties
 
Dan Herstine, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, EDAC
Principal Architect & Director of Behavioral Health Planning, Hasenstab Architects
 
Dan Sehlhorst, LEED AP
Senior Vice President, The AMHigley Company

As the demand for behavioral health programs increases nationwide, the ability to proactively conduct a comprehensive strategic planning initiative is the key to defining, and sustaining, a behavioral health facility’s long-term success. Integration of these resources into the larger strategic business plan can assist in sustainable growth, as well as strengthen and improve existing service lines through cross-referrals and enhancement of patient navigation. This session will focus on the application and execution of licensing, regulatory and accreditation standards, as well as design, construction and financing of this specialty care facility. With The MetroHealth System, we will explore how efficient use of existing real estate, innovative design and programming, and a clearly defined operational roadmap led to successful navigation of the complexities from “concept” to “ribbon cutting” to operational excellence in this competitive market during an unprecedented pandemic.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
 
1. Utilize clearly defined operational vision and strategy to drive innovative design and programming 
2. Evaluate how application of real estate strategy and use of existing space can lead to more profitable health system portfolio while addressing safety of patients, staff, and local community
3. Establish aligned project goals across team to ensure on-going coordination of leadership vision and execution of project delivery model
4. Identify key design and cost control strategies to best position health system for long-term adaptability, clinical quality and operational efficiencies 

Sponsored By: 

ROOM B

9/28/2022  |  3:00 PM - 4:00 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

B07: Weingart Towers: Addressing Homelessness/ Community Health in a High-Rise

SPEAKERS
 
Ray Haj
Senior Vice President, Southern California Region Manager, Swinerton
 
Sonnet Hui
Vice President and Los Angeles Office General Manager, Project Management Advisors Inc.

Weingart Towers is a revolutionary new concept in addressing homeless. A partnership of Weingart Center and the Chelsea Partnership – a twin tower project of 382 units is the largest project addressing homelessness in Los Angeles. In the heart of the Skid Row neighborhood in downtown Los Angeles - this high-rise project is core to the mission of the Weingart Center’s nonprofit mission “providing homeless individuals with the basic tools necessary to stabilize their lives, secure income, and find permanent housing. Weingart empowers/transforms lives by delivering innovative solutions breaking the cycle of homelessness. Homelessness is a basic community health issue with collateral impacts across the entire healthcare spectrum. In addition to providing affordable housing and transitional living facilities – the Weingart Center offers opportunities for residents to find medical care, mental health treatment, job development, addictions recovery - treatment for the whole person.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
 
1: Describe a process for planning high-rise affordable housing facilities providing needed services to homeless people stabilizing/rebuild their lives.
2: Articulate challenges associated with affordable housing projects with requirements for multiple funding sources and associated regulatory challenges
3: Describe the design needs of homeless people transitioning from homelessness - stabilizing their lives, securing income, finding permanent housing.
4: Describe the process for engagement of stakeholders, funding leadership and neighborhood/community organizations in support of this much needed model.

ROOM C

9/28/2022  |  3:00 PM - 4:00 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

C07: Creating a Cohesive Space: Bridging Two Buildings Aesthetically

SPEAKERS
 
Antonia Dapena-Tretter, MA
Art Curator, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital | Stanford
 
Jodi Fernandez, EDAC
Director of Consulting, Skyline Art
 
Jill Sullivan, RN, MSN
Senior VP Strategic Space Planning & General Services, Lucile Packard Childrens Hospital | Stanford

Using Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital | Stanford as a case study, this presentation covers the various aesthetic considerations of a major hospital renovation project. Because LPCH more than doubled its footprint in 2017, the West building completed in 1991 now requires extensive remodeling to match the quality of the expanded facilities. Known as Packard 3.0, this facility reconstruction avoids the dichotomy of new vs. old, hoping to prevent feelings of neglect. Both buildings are located at the same address—connected by an architectural bridge—but joining the two spaces physically is not enough. Representing the Space Planning & Transition team, Jill Sullivan will co-present with the hospital’s Art Curator and Head Art Consultant to examine the importance of aesthetics when designing an inclusive environment. Topics include utilizing a color matrix and standard signage to create unity and the integration of an art collection to reinforce visual equity and overall cohesion.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
 
1: Discuss lessons learned from the overall planning and design of refreshed spaces, plus the need for consultants and cross-departmental collaboration.
2: Consider the importance of positive language when framing a project impacting a variety of stakeholders.
3: Learn to replicate a successful artwork selection, procurement, and installation process.
4: Examine how the aesthetics of a space (including signage, paint color, art installations) can positively impact hospital staff and families served.

ROOM D

9/28/2022  |  3:00 PM - 4:00 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

D07: Translating CHOP's Complex Pediatric Care to a Community Hospital Setting

SPEAKERS
 
Jesse Balok
Principal, ECG Management Consultants
 
Rich Clough
Senior Manager, ECG Management Consultants
 
Cheryl Gebeline-Myers, MS
Associate Vice President of Operations, CHOP's King of Prussia Hospital (CHOP KOPH)
 
Edward Hernandez
Principal, Co-Founder, Covalus
 
Stacey Kenney
Senior Transition Planner, Covalus

After 166 years caring for complex pediatric patients, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia set a course to open their second hospital in King of Prussia, officially named the Middleman Family Pavilion. This second hospital required CHOP to transform their care delivery model from a world class pediatric trauma center and teaching environment, into a community hospital setting. The facility design of the Middleman Family Pavilion created intentional ties between the two hospital campuses, requiring patient transport, materials management, physician specialty consults, and other key services to re-imagine how they could deliver care within two hospitals. The operational planning required detailed design of the facility, technology, reporting relationships, and staffing model. Come hear about how the leadership team charted a vision for the new hospital and incorporated lessons learned from nationally recognized pediatric hospitals and their consultant partners – ECG and Covalus.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
 
1: Distinguish the differences in care environments between CHOP's two hospitals.
2: Recognize the operational planning and facility activation efforts that led to a successful opening of CHOP's King of Prussia Hospital.
3: Identify some of the key facility challenges CHOP faced in building a second hospital that maintained operational ties to the Philadelphia Campus.
4: Develop a framework for your organization to think critically about new hospital activations in today's environment.

ROOM E

9/28/2022  |  3:00 PM - 4:00 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

E07: Pandemic Planning: An Evidence-Based Process to Design for the Future

SPEAKERS
 
Rebecca Sommer
Senior Associate, CannonDesign
 
Mike Stapf, DBIA, LEED AP BD+C, USGBC
Vice President, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
 
Donna Ware AIA
Executive Director, Planning and Design, BJC HealthCare
 
Craig Webster, PE, LEED AP BD&C
Managing Principal, BR+A Consulting Engineers

As COVID-19 spread through the United States in the Spring of 2020, BJC HealthCare was in the early stages of design for a new 280-bed patient tower. BJC was able to turn this into a unique opportunity to pause and reflect on the current design and implications of a pandemic on the built environment. Together with BJC, the Design Build Team formed an evidence-based process by which they could collect data, garner input, vet ideas and prioritize potential design changes. While thinking of a future changed by the sudden crisis a myriad of solutions were brought forward. This presentation covers how the design-build process aided in the evaluation of these ideas. Bringing together perspectives from the client, builder, engineer, and architect we will study the solutions conceived and explore how they were prioritized within an identified budget and construction schedule. Finally, we will share how the outcomes from this exercise are being implemented throughout the BJC HealthCare system.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
 
1: Learn how to design a process to identify a problem, generate options and establish criteria by which to evaluate the options and build consensus
2: Study the evidence-based approach used to research industry trends, gather data, document lessons learned and ideate to respond to an ongoing pandemic
3: Understand how the team approach of the design build process was integral in the success of the ideation, approval, and implementation process
4: Evaluate the architectural and MEP solutions implemented on this project and how they are used to create new design standards for the organization
 
Sponsored By

ROOM F

9/28/2022  |  3:00 PM - 4:00 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

F07: Life Safety Design Strategies to Protect Residents in Community Homes for the Developmentally Disabled

SPEAKERS
 
Rachel Opare-Sem
, architecture+

Life safety systems are widely recognized as an essential requirement for occupant safety in emergency events.  However, designers often see these systems as a mundane necessity, rather than a significant technology worth spotlighting in pursuit of the mission to improve lives with design of the environment.
The New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities developed a Fire Safety Upgrade Initiative for their statewide portfolio of community residences for individuals with developmental disabilities. This initiative was a response to two main needs for the existing single and two-family repurposed residences: 


(1) more effective alert systems for residents and staff during an emergency situation, and 
(2) safer accessible means of evacuation for all residents, irrespective of each individual’s unique developmental challenges. 

This presentation will demonstrate how regulatory codes, paired with thoughtful design strategies, can play a vital role in creating more generative spaces that successfully respond to emergency events and improve the human experience during such events.  Furthermore, it will emphasize how these life safety systems protect the life quality of the residents, while also providing peace of mind for the families, organizations, and the staff supporting them. 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

1. Learn the goals of the Fire Safety Upgrade Initiative developed by the New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities.
2. Learn the strategies and systems that achieve the goals of this Initiative.
3. Learn how the codes, policies, and state departments can contribute towards creating more generative spaces.  
4. Learn how the Fire Safety Upgrade Initiative improves the lives of individuals in community residences.

 

4:00 PM - 4:15 PM

RECHARGE BREAKS

9/28/2022  |  4:00 PM - 4:15 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Recharge Break

Recharge your batteries before the next session.
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

ROOM A

9/28/2022  |  4:15 PM - 5:15 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

A08: Three Community Hospital Behavioral Emergency Room Projects

SPEAKERS
 
Keith Kammerer, AIA
President, Buckl Architects
 
Robert Peake
VP, Facilities Management & Real Estate, Atlantic Health System
 
John Sierra FACHE, ACHA,AIA
Director, The Eckroth Planning Group
 
Bart Thyer, FACHE / ATC / Lean Green Belt
Associate Director, Eckroth Planning Group

Community hospital ED spaces are facing new challenges related to treating patients with behavioral disorders. Suicides, suicide attempts and assault on caregivers has increased. New protocols related to the suicide risk assessment screening has resulted in a large percentage of the ED patient population requiring “sitters” outside ED rooms 24/ 7 for suicide prevention. The average length of stay for typical ED patients is measured in hours by ESI level. For behavioral patients sometimes the ALOS is measured in days, due to IP bed shortages and complexity of care to discharge. The resulting impact of this growth in behavioral patients and long ALOS is to bottleneck throughput for most ED’s. A more innovative approach was required to rethink the workflows for the ED. This work was programmed, planned and designed before the new FGI Guidelines 2022 update for behavioral ED’s. Many of the new FGI 2022 recommendations will be highlighted in this presentation.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
 
1: Transform current emergency room plans into healing spaces that respond to emerging best practice solutions for behavioral patients, staff and families, based on business plans and risk assessment tools.
2: Apply design principles for behavioral emergency room design for future projects that include best practice workflow and engineering systems design for isolation and safety.
3: Interpret FGI 2022 Edition changes coming to the emergency department for types of spaces to treat behavior and mental health patients.
4: Calculate behavioral emergency room demand with tools featured in this session.

Sponsored By: 

ROOM B

9/28/2022  |  4:15 PM - 5:15 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

B08: Did it Work? Assessing the Impact of Wellness Design in Homeless Housing

SPEAKERS
 
Libby Boyce, L.C.S.W.
Director of Access, Referrals and Engagement, Housing for Health
 
Karla Grijalva, AIA, IIDA, LEED AP
Associate Principal, Trinity:NAC
 
Leslie Jordan
Founder, Perch Projects/Consulting Program Manager Housing for Health, Los Angeles County Department of Health Services
 
Deborah Lever
Program and Project Manager, Capital Improvements Intermediary Program Housing, Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS)

It is estimated that over half-million people experience homelessness in the US every night. The impact on physical/mental health on individuals and families as well as cost to communities is staggering. There are 60,000 homeless individuals in the County of Los Angeles alone. Individuals are housed every year, but some fall back into homelessness. Homelessness has increased due to the pandemic. The County of Los Angeles embarked on numerous initiatives to combat this problem. One of those initiatives, The Lotus, an interim housing facility, opened its doors in 2020 to 120 homeless individuals. Its goal is to give this most vulnerable population a place of refuge, comfort, and wellness. Two years later, what was the impact of our efforts? In this session, we recap the programmatic and design challenges faced and solutions developed, share lessons learned and present findings of the benefits the program had on the health, wellness and quality of life for our country’s most vulnerable.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
 
1: Understand the design factors that support the health and wellness of people experiencing homelessness.
2: Understand how the data gathered from client surveys at The Lotus informs future interim housing for people experiencing homelessness.
3: Discover what creates an environment of stabilization that leads to permanent housing.
4: Understand the needs of the population, political will, funding, facility design and delivery of services to create successful interim housing.

ROOM C

9/28/2022  |  4:15 PM - 5:15 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

C08: Eyes Wide Open: Planning for Climate Resilience

SPEAKERS
 
Ghazal Ebrahimi, PhD, MSc, B.Arch.
Energy and Carbon Emissions Manager, Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA)

The last 18 months brought an onslaught of climate-related disasters, along with news that these events, and climate change overall, will get worse before they get better. Healthcare institutions continue to reel from the pandemic, but they also need to prepare for a less certain, more strained future of worsening disaster events. Climate-readiness can be daunting. This session will share straight forward processes and principles around resilience planning & design for healthcare, answering pressing questions like: What is climate resilience? How does climate change impact planning for buildings intended to have a 50+ year life? What will this cost? How do teams balance climate resilience with other competing needs? British Columbia, Canada is a global leader in mandating resilience planning and design. Released in 2020, these requirements influence all BC healthcare design. Leading-edge case studies offer strategies & design processes applicable to all healthcare projects.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
 
1: Interpret the latest climate research at a high level and recognize its repercussions for occupant health, safety and welfare within healthcare facilities 
2: Form a clear value proposition for resilient design strategies and facilitate an informed decision-making process
3: Leverage readily available tools and resources to identify appropriate strategies that help protect facilities against climate change 
4: Recognize how climate change and climate-related disasters impact a wide range of different constituencies

ROOM D

9/28/2022  |  4:15 PM - 5:15 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

D08: Building with Value in Mind for Pediatric Patients and their Families

SPEAKERS
 
Cicely D. Brooks, MSN, RN-C, C-EFM, NE-BC, FABC
Vice President, Patient Care Services & Chief Nurse Executive, Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville & Wolfson Children's Hospital
 
Franklin H. Brooks, AIA, ACHA
Healthcare Design Director, The Haskell Company, formerly FreemanWhite
 
Jacob Glass
Project Executive, DPR Construction
 
Rafi Wartan, PE, LEED AP
Principal | Regional Director, TLC Engineering Solutions

The Baptist Jacksonville Entry Building/Wolfson Children’s Critical Care Tower project was designed to completely reorient this flagship medical center. The entryway will connect patients and visitors to the world-class services available at the campus. The Critical Care Tower comprises five floors dedicated to pediatric critical care, including a 92-bed high-level Neonatal Intensive Care Center and a 35-bed PICU with acuity-adaptable beds. The Tower integrates with the existing adjacent high-risk obstetrics and neonatal delivery center, making the ICRA and phasing plans key to the success of this project. Every aspect of the Critical Care Tower was designed with patients and families in mind. Along with state-of-the-art technology, the hospital expansion maximizes natural light, which is proven to promote healing in infants and children, as well as postpartum mothers. This addition will also house the first MRI of its kind that does not require pediatric immobilization.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
 
  1. Attendees will learn how the model and mock-up analysis impacted design solutions and decision-making.
  2. Attendees will examine the tools used to plan an environment for care for patients and their families.
  3. Attendees will learn how the project team formulated ICRA and Phasing plans to minimize the impact of construction on the active hospital.
  4. Attendees will receive Navigating the Shifting Terrain of Pediatric Care, a white paper examining needs and adaptations to create and sustain value.

ROOM E

9/28/2022  |  4:15 PM - 5:15 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

E08: Healthcare Under Even More Attack. What Now?

SPEAKERS
 
Frank Finley
Physical Security Consultant, Force Protect Security Consultants
 
Gordon Snow Esq., MBA, CISSP CSO
Chief Security Officer, Cleveland Clinic

Physical and cyber security threats during the pandemic and during unprecedented civil unrest are increasing nationwide. From behavioral health patients, disgruntled patients, gang retaliation, and active shooters to domestic violent extremists, anti-vaccine activists, and racially motivated extremists, the list continues to grow. This presentation is Part II of last year's presentation "In the Line of Fire", in which nationwide hospital risk assessment common findings were lightly discussed. Now, this follow-on presentation gets into the details of these solutions, revealing actual proven examples from the field. Examples will include photo and video illustrations of solutions implemented at each layer of protection from the outer perimeter all the way internally to the people, PII, and high-dollar materials. This best-practice sharing is invaluable to clinical staff, facility managers, healthcare architects and engineers in their molding of the healthcare environment.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
 
1: Revisit the concepts of identifying healthcare targets, conducting risk assessments, and prioritizing the solutions for implementation
2: Enhance your knowledge of actual risk mitigation solutions for all layers of security - perimeter, roads, parking, buildings, utilities, and personnel
3: Learn how to convince your C-Suite Leadership of which solutions to implement based on impact and cost order of magnitude
 
Sponsored By

ROOM F

9/28/2022  |  4:15 PM - 5:15 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

F08: Cultivating More Generative Spaces to Remedy the Current Crises of Clinician Burnout and DEI

SPEAKERS
 
Naj Wikoff
Artist and Facilitator, Director of Marketing, Aesthetics, Inc., Vice President, National Organization for the Arts in Healthcare (NOAH)

The healthcare industry is being shaken by two, intertwined challenges intensified by the pandemic: clinician burnout and addressing diversity, equity, and inclusion.  Our opportunity in the design and management of healthcare facilities is to use our skills to address these challenges through the generative space processes. How can we facilitate a shift from a transactional relationship between clinicians and patients to one that is more mutually beneficial and life-enhancing?  How can we engage a healthcare provider’s internal and external communities in ways that result in creating spaces that are truly welcoming to all individuals in a manner that meets the test of DEI?
 
In this session, we will collaboratively address these urgent questions by using the concept of generative space to propose measurable goals and initiatives for making a difference that will include our proposing strategic partners and participants for new initiatives to remedy these crises.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

1.  Learn about the scope and impact that these two challenges are having on the healthcare industry.

2.  Learn about positive initiatives already taking place that are addressing these two challenges.

3.  Learn how cultivating more generative spaces can open doors for honest and trusting communication.

4.  Learn how to create and implement initiatives that can be pursued, ideally, with other like-minded attendees.

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

NETWORKING

9/28/2022  |  6:00 PM - 7:30 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Happy Hour

Join your fellow attendees, speakers and exhibitors for a Happy Hour before heading out to enjoy Long Beach! Drinks will be provided and light appetizers.

Venue to be announced in the summer of 2022. 
 

Happy Hour Gold Sponsor:

 

Happy Hour Supporting Sponsors:

           

 

Thursday, September 29
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

NETWORKING

9/29/2022  |  7:30 AM - 8:30 AM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Networking Breakfast

Enjoy breakfast with your fellow attendees on your last day in Long Beach.
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

ROOM A

9/29/2022  |  8:30 AM - 9:30 AM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

A09: Fast-Track Completion with Multi-Trade Prefabricated Racks

SPEAKERS
 
Brock Bowman
Senior Project Manager, Lighthouse Electric Company, Inc.
 
Mike Tokar
Field Operations Leader, Gilbane Building Company
 
Dan White
President, W.G. Tomko, Incorporated

Prefabrication has been proven to support owner objectives in reducing the overall schedule for hospital builds and can be implemented to achieve fast-track construction. Learn how JV team Gilbane | Massaro achieved outstanding results utilizing off-site prefabrication at the Allegheny Health Network’s (AHN) New Wexford Hospital and Parking Garage project in Wexford, PA. During this session, the team will conduct a deep dive on the prefabrication process. They will share the challenges and benefits of prefabrication on this hospital project and highlight key opportunities for prefabrication including racks for duct, plumbing, HVAC piping and insulation. They will also give recommendations, lessons learned and best practices for future prefabrication opportunities. This Lean process is the future of construction in the healthcare sector and when strategically planned from day one with all parties, owners can expect their schedule and cost objectives to be achieved through its use.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
 
1: Identify opportunities for prefabrication during the design stage to support client-driven, fast-track completion date.
2: Assess potential challenges and solutions during prefabrication to ensure a successful outcome for the client.
3: Describe the benefits associated with prefabrication off-site including quality control, safety, and schedule.
4: Create a potential prefabrication schedule based upon the new construction of a hospital to ensure all entities are held accountable.
 

Sponsored By: 

ROOM B

9/29/2022  |  8:30 AM - 9:30 AM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

B09: Patient and Staff Experience Improvements through Standardization

SPEAKERS
 
Daniella Covate, AIA, RID, NCARB
Design Architect, University of Miami
 
Elizabeth Delgado
Interior Designer, University of Miami
 
Ed Hengtgen
Asistant VP Planning, Design and Construction, University of Miami

As the need for clinical operations to become even more nimble and cost effective while addressing speed to market Facility Standard Designs are becoming even more important. Institutions need to have design standards that reduce both design and construction times are easily replicated and reduce costs and errors. Standard designs need to address most clinical scenarios for longterm flexibility; represent good clinical practices and facilitate infection control best practices. Standard designs expedite construction for high count spaces, reduces shop drawings and mill-work production errors as well as reduce field errors due to repetition of installation. For Standard Designs to work all team members on the same page, Hospital Leadership, Clinicians, Hired Consultants and Contractors.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
 
1: Participants will learn: - UM's processes to develop Standard Designs for our Clinical Operations. - Several UM Standards will be reviewed with Lessons Learned.
2: Participants will learn: - Implementing Lessons Learned with Design Consultants.
3: Participants will learn: - Construction Lessons Learned including value of Mock-up.
4: Participants will understand and be able to work on implementing Standards at their Facilities as well as have a greater understanding of the value of having Standard Designs.

ROOM C

9/29/2022  |  8:30 AM - 9:30 AM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

C09: Staff Communication and Teamwork In Med Surg Unit Design

SPEAKERS
 
Kapri Ames, MSN, RN, NE-BC
Associate Chief Nursing Officer-Operations, IU Health
 
Chase Miller, RA, NCARB, LSSYB
Senior Architect, BSA LifeStructures
 
Jen Worley, NCIDQ, EDAC, LEED AP ID+C
Director, Design Research, BSA LifeStructures
 
Zahra Zamani, Ph.D., EDAC, LSSYB
Senior Design Researcher, BSA LifeStructures

This session investigates how the built environment supports or inhibits staff communication and teamwork through the exploration of the Indiana University Health West Vertical Expansion project, post-occupancy. Communication lapses are a root cause of medical errors. Conversely, teamwork between clinicians improves care quality, moderates’ safety lapses, and results in improved patient outcomes. In healthcare environments, face-to-face communication may be of relevance as it supports the impromptu forms of communication that are important when dealing with emergent, critical conditions. We evaluate how the patient unit impacts patterns of staff communication and teamwork on two distinctly different units with the exact same footprint within the same building. We will also demonstrate how the incorporation of acuity adaptable rooms impacts staff work while maintaining flexibility.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
 
1: Understand how Evidence-based design supports decision-making.
2: Identify the importance of staff teamwork in patient satisfaction and outcomes.
3: Gain knowledge around the relationship between Med Surg Unit design, spatial layout, and team communication.
4: Incorporate the resulting design guidelines that could lead to enhanced safety and improved function in Med Surg Unit design.

 

ROOM D

9/29/2022  |  8:30 AM - 9:30 AM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

D09: LLUMC project tracked 59,000 inspections and maintain a 91% success rate

SPEAKERS
 
Tyler Bashlor
Owner, Strategic Building Services
 
Eric Hoffman
Vice President, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc
 
Eric Schilt
Vice President, Loma Linda University Health
 
Diana Silva
Director of Customer Operations, FreightTrain

The University of Loma Linda Medical Center opened its doors to a 983,000 Sq Ft hospital consisting of a pediatric tower with 96 beds and an adult tower with 336 beds. HCAI reviewed 60,000 inspections to receive Certificate of Occupancy. The number of inspections placed significant demands on the team. It would not have been possible without FreightTran QCView, an automated solution for tracking and reporting the inspection status. McCarthy used the visualization and reporting capabilities of QCView to keep the project on track. The Location reference Drawing was utilized for inwall inspections to markup walls. Subs used QCView’s Visual Fragnet map to create overhead inspection requests. These tools provide real-time, visual status updates that enable the team to see the status of the project. SBS was the Inspector of Record and found QCView’s ability to associate TIO’s, RFI’s, and submittals with each inspection to be invaluable to ensure accurate reporting of the inspection status.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
 
1: Plan for success
2: Measure Inspection Project Performance
3: Resolve Issues as they arise
4: Project Communication

 

ROOM E

9/29/2022  |  8:30 AM - 9:30 AM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

E09: Third Time's a Charm: Proto-typing Outpatient Facilities

SPEAKERS
 
Garth Dahdah, MBA
Senior Director of Facilities and Planning, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
 
Elizabeth Dolinar
Architect, DLR Group
 
Philip LiBassi FAIA, FACHA
Senior Principal, Global Healthcare Leader, DLR Group
 
Jason Majerus
Principal, Senior Engineering Leader, DLR Group

Value based design is at the forefront of design of healthcare facilities. What if you had a chance to build the same project three times in a row? We will explore the business case, principles, and adjustments that took place over the evolution of the initial and subsequent commissions. We will also explore the changes to healthcare delivery that created and impacted these changes.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
 
1: Explore the business strategy that determine the location of, and services provided by an outpatient facility.
2: Address design planning principles and engineering systems approaches that facilitate flexible and value driven design.
3: Review current trends, concerns, and services within outpatient facilities. Discussion includes Telemedicine and provider concerns.
4: Review concepts where the building represents the 'brand' of the health system within a 'retail' zone.
 
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9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

RECHARGE BREAKS

9/29/2022  |  9:30 AM - 9:45 AM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Recharge Break

Chat with speakers and your fellow attendees between sessions.
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

ROOM A

9/29/2022  |  9:45 AM - 10:45 AM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

A10: Talking Toilets: The Evolution of the Inpatient Restroom

SPEAKERS
 
Joan Albert
Principal, Page
 
Phillip Chisholm
Director of Medical Planning, Page
 
Maggie Duplantis, MHA, RN
Director, Clinical Planning and Design Corporate Facilities & Construction, Houston Methodist
Sherrill Lanthier RN, BSN
Construction Planning Coordinator, Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital

Patient Room Restrooms are something every architect and owner spends time considering and designing. After 15 years, and 6 bed tower projects for Houston Methodist we have had the unique ability to continually develop a restroom model. Big and small changes were made and tested over time for an ever-evolving restroom model. These lessons learned came through input from diverse user groups and patients across Houston Methodist healthcare system. We will discuss the many iterations of the evolved restroom. Looking at general location of the restroom in relation to headwall regarding travel distance vs. useable wall space, down to the ideal drain type and location for both patient maneuverability and aesthetics. Storage is a constant challenge and we will look at the niches for utilitarian use and shelving for patient use and satisfaction. The team will discuss their best current solutions, as well as share their thoughts about continued evolution and future directions.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
 
1: Consider Location relative to Headwall or Footwall; The pros and cons of access vs travel distance as well as barn doors vs swing doors.
2: Evaluate Drainage: How the location and type of drain impacts when it needs to be documented and how it looks. Slope of room and optimal tiles.
3: Resolve ADA issues: Use of vertical fold down bars as well as the height of grab bars as well as shower seats. Pre-fab construction will be discussed
4: Solve Storage issues: Where to put stuff: Storage options for linens, hairdryers and hampers as well as pass throughs. Central vs Decentralized

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ROOM C

9/29/2022  |  9:45 AM - 10:45 AM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

C10: Lessons Learned From a Major Surgical Tower and Infrastructure Expansion

SPEAKERS
 
Neal Boothe, PE
Principal, TLC Engineering Solutions
 
Arash Kamangar
Healthcare Architect, Hunton Brady Architects

Session will outline design requirements and lessons learned from a major, metropolitan hospital addition to provide 24 new ORs (with 6 future ORs included) and 90+ new patient beds. New Operating Rooms include full robotic capability and full OR integration systems in each OR. This presented multiple design challenges to integrate these technologies. Also, this project provided the design of all Operating Rooms on a dedicated floor with Pre-Op/PACU spaces on a separate floor (with sterile elevator system between these two floors). This is one of the first inpatient hospitals to provide separate dedicated floors for surgery and Pre/Post Operative services. Also included in this project was a new Central Energy Plant designed for the new 300,000+ sf surgical tower with capacity to help backfeed mechanical/electrical services (including emergency power) for the existing 700,000 sf existing hospital).

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
 
1: Review of pros/cons and final decision to provide separate floors for Operating Rooms and Pre/Post Operative Services.
2: Review of mechanical/electrical systems needs to support new Surgical Tower & supplement into existing large hospital building systems (1M sf total).
3: Lessons learned from designing multiple, new ORs with full integration AV systems and robotics integration.
4: Review of various technology challenges/conflicts encountered during project design and implementation and solutions to overcome these.

ROOM D

9/29/2022  |  9:45 AM - 10:45 AM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

D10: Setting a New Standard: A Multi-Specialty Clinic Transformation Story

SPEAKERS
 
Jennifer Burgess, RN, BSN, MBA, CMPE
Assistant Vice President of Children's Services and Pediatric Research, Atrium Health
 
Jennifer Jackson, MHA, BSN, RN
Administrative Director, Atrium Health
 
Carolyn Johnson, AIA
Architect, Little Diversified Architectural Consulting
 
Roger Wilkerson
National Healthcare Studio Principal, Little Diversified Architectural Consulting

The Levine Children’s Outpatient Specialty Center is setting the new standard for multidisciplinary outpatient care. Our session studies the transformation of a 6-level 170,000 SF MOB from diverse tenants to a Pediatric Multi-Specialty Clinic. The multi-phase master plan features The HEARTestYard Congenital Heart Center as the 1st completed phase. This case study will explore 5 key objectives identified during initial visioning sessions. • A clinic module that functions for all specialties • Playful, interactive spaces to enhance patient experience • Infrastructure upgrades to support future modification & growth • Reimagine the building’s image • Plan for future expansion We’ll discuss our collaborative planning approach with key stakeholders. We’ll share strategies for navigating within a restrictive column grid, aging infrastructure, and achieving optimum public spaces and clinic modules that provide positive distractions, beautiful wayfinding, and an abundance of natural light.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
 
1: Attendees will understand how to employ key objectives identified during visioning for use as a decision-making tool.
2: We’ll share specific clinic modifications required to achieve a multidisciplinary specialty center through on-stage/off-stage design strategies.
3: Attendees will understand medically complex pediatric patients and their families to eliminate barriers and exceed customer experience expectations.
4: Attendees will learn strategies for achieving optimum healthcare spaces while navigating various restrictions and challenges.

ROOM E

9/29/2022  |  9:45 AM - 10:45 AM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

E10: Designing a Future-forward, Pandemic-ready Emergency Department

SPEAKERS
 
Jaime Diaz, MD
Chief Medical Officer, PIH Health Good Samaritan Hospital & Medical Director, PIH Health
 
Shehani Fernando, ACHE, EDAC, LEED AP
Associate Principal/ Lead Healthcare Planner, Perkins Eastman
 
Zoltan Mezei, HFDP, Assoc. DBIA
Associate Principal, Healthcare Group Manager, P2S Inc
 
Ramzi Sacre, AIA LEED AP
Associate Principal / Senior Project Manager, Perkins Eastman

A general lack of preparedness for the COVID-19 pandemic has challenged healthcare facilities and workers around the world. Emergency Departments, often being the ‘front door’ to a hospital, have had to abruptly adopt new safety and infection control protocols for staff and patients. Recently, a healthcare facility in Los Angeles reinvented its operational approach with a new 45-bed ED expansion while carefully analyzing the segregation and flow of patients and staff, materials, and logistics. The employed HVAC system has been an essential element to minimize the spread of viral contaminations within the ED. To capture/ immobilize virus particles through various engineering techniques included design of an air handling unit, to the use of a special air distribution system to create containment rooms/suites to minimize spread. Also imperative was to design an ED that safeguards the psychological and emotional wellbeing of patients, family, and staff during high-stress pandemic events.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
 
1: Explore key challenges faced in operations, design, and infection control during COVID, and how the facility resolved them during their ED expansion
2: Designing a future-forward, pandemic-ready ED by implementing practical planning, operational and design solutions
3: Designing an HVAC system which prevents infection, minimize the spread within the various ED zones, and provide safety for staff working with patients
4: Designing a safe and human-centered experience for patients, families, and staff to better enable a calm environment during surge pandemic situations
 
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10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

RECHARGE BREAKS

9/29/2022  |  10:45 AM - 11:00 AM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Recharge Break

Recharge before the closing keynote!
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

KEYNOTES

9/29/2022  |  11:00 AM - 12:15 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

KN3: Leading with Heart

SPEAKERS
 
Jessica Gutierrez-Rodriguez
Executive Director, Facilities Management & Operations, University of Texas Health San Antonio

If you have ever wondered how to cultivate environments that not only take great care of users, but actually inspire the full spectrum of users to improve their lives, then Jessica Gutierrez-Rodriguez’s Closing Keynote will be a memorable milestone in your leadership studies.  

 

Jessica is a Healthcare Facilities Executive, former hospital CEO, Electrical Engineer, Symposium Advisory Board member of more than a decade, and recipient of the Symposium Founder’s Award.  She will challenge and inspire you with her gripping personal account of blazing a courageous heart-centered leadership trail through the domains of health, healthcare, and design.  In the face of countless obstacles, Jessica will describe how she has developed her leadership approach to transcend these challenges and create a highly successful career for herself – as well as for many other individuals.