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Wednesday, September 28, 2022  |  8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Open to Conference Attendees Only

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

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
Steve Goulet
Project Executive, 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.

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.
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