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Monday, December 6, 2021  |  1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

Open to Conference Attendees Only

Pandemic Care Delivery Driving Buildings of the Future Many Lessons Learned

Daina Pitzenberger
SVP. RN BD Project Development Services, JLL
Jerry Akin AIA LEED AP
Assistant Administrator for Planning, Design & Construction, El Paso County Hospital District
Patrick M. Casey
VP Operations & Real Estate, University Miami Health System
Jill S.M. Pearsall, RA, NCARB
SVP, Facilities Planning & Development & Real Estate Services, Texas Children's Hospital Houston
John T. Wilson, AIA, CHFM, SASHE
Director Planning, Design and Construction, Parkland Health and Hospital System

Pandemics the Past, Present and Future! Panelist include hospital design and construction and clinical planner leaders from for profit, not for profit and public facilities. They will discuss lessons learned such as early warning signs from China, lessons learned from past and current pandemics and modifications of facilities. Did we overreact and or underestimate the warning signs? We're the buildings modified due to past pandemics such as HIV, SARS, and EBOLLA that enhanced the building needs to manage COVID? They will also discuss operational and care delivery changes that impacted both in and outpatient facilities from diagnosis, to testing sites to in patient care, preventive care and vaccinations. Panelists will showcase facility modifications whether in patient and outpatient as well as discuss permanent and future capital planning changes to future proof their buildings.


1. History of Pandemics, Lessons Learned with regards to Facility Planning Preparation and Modifications. The panel will discuss how buildings were or were not modified during a variety of pandemics such as HIV, EBOLLA, SARS and COVID-19.
2. Facility Modifications During the Pandemic - was it overkill or spot on? The panel will discuss building modifications for in and outpatient management of testing, patient care and vaccinations.
3. Post Surge Facility Lessons Learned - Are We Ever Going to Normalize Capital Planning? The panel will discuss each capital planning strategy for their county, private and or academic medical centers. Will they change facilities and if so why and what will change?
4. Facilities of the Future - Is there really a need for Change? The panel will discuss building modifications, temporary spaces vs permanent, care delivery locations and future facility pandemic preventive measures!