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Tuesday, December 7, 2021  |  1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Open to Conference Attendees Only

Creating Better Project Outcomes Through the Active Engagement of the Construction Team - The Art of the Skill

Susan Black
Principal and Director, Perkins Eastman Black Architects Inc
Eric Groat
Operations Manager, Robins & Morton
Bruce Komiske, MHA, FACHE
Owner, Komiske Consulting LLC
Annette Ridenour
President & Founder, Aesthetics Inc

Like a great symphony, healthcare projects require the coordinated efforts of a vast assembly of highly skilled professionals to transform visions into reality.  From the absolute beginning, the entire team - from the CEO and staff to construction professionals and the community - must be fully engaged and open to new ideas and perspectives and appreciate each other’s unique talents.  What is often underrepresented on many projects is the importance of the engagement and appreciation of the construction craftworkers.  When this engagement occurs conscientiously, outcomes for project participants and long-term beneficiaries are improved.  This is the essence of Generative Space.


This participatory panel presentation will include project examples by each of the panelists, group discussion, and Q+A.



  1. Learn how healthcare outcomes can be improved through project approaches that encourage inclusion, engagement, and appreciation.
  2. Learn how to appreciate that each person is an artisan in their own profession, skill, or trade.
  3. Learn how this approach motivates people to utilize their discretionary abilities.
  4. Learn about how the engagement of skilled trades people can positively impact the financial performance of healthcare organizations.