“Bill” Howden has more than 16 years of experience in managing large
facility capital, real estate and operations projects. He currently
manages the Facility Planning and Construction Department at Regions
Hospital in St. Paul, a HealthPartners family hospital. In 2013, IFMA
awarded Regions Hospital with its Exceptional New Building Award. Bill
also has been recognized with a Facility Practitioner of the Year award
Bill has practiced real estate as a licensed professional, earned two
degrees including architectural studies and facilities management, and
is finishing up his duel executive master’s degree in real estate and
construction. He is also certified in Healthcare Facilities Planning and
Design, Facility Management, and Data Center Design and Operations.
In addition, he has served on the IFMA Minneapolis/St.
Paul chapter’s board as co-chair of programs, vice president and
president, among other roles. Bill also founded and served as president
for the regional HCI Midwest council, which provides local healthcare
professionals access to HCI education and national seminars.
Bill notes that he has a passion for serving as an advocate for
education and working to advance healthcare facilities and design in a
constantly improving healthcare industry.