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  Healthcare Design Conference 2018
  Sponsored by HealthCare Institute, an IFMA Alliance Partner
  To find HCI at the conference: Visit BOOTH#1434  
  • Dates: November 10-13, 2018

  • Location: Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix AZ

  • Contact: Glenn Fischer

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HCI members qualify to receive a 10% discount on registration. Use the code IFMA10 when you register here before September 8.

  Facilities & Project Management Track Quick Reference Guide
  HCI Sessions at a Glance:

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Time 3:15- 5:15 p.m.

  Session W06 - Making Decisions at the Crucial Time — When & Why Projects Frequently Go Astray
  Interact with two healthcare executives who bring a combined half century of construction experience to the table. In this freewheeling, challenging, and inspiring workshop you’ll dive into real reasons why majority of projects are frequently over budget and behind schedule. Expect to problem solve, beginning with how session leaders utilize a human centered approach to overcome personality conflicts that knock projects off schedule. Plus, learn tricks of trade to get various silos and departments on complex projects to foster positive conflict.
Tim Cole, Vice President of Global Sustainability, nora systems, Inc. Kyle Majchrowski, Senior Project Executive, Development and Construction, Banner Health      
  Saturday, November 10, 2018
Time 9:30-10:30 a.m.
  Session E 10 - Disaster Plan Overhaul Saves the Day: How Two Texas Hospitals Escaped Hurricane Harvey’s Fury
  Houston Methodist Hospital and UTMB Galveston, both members of the Texas Medical Center, have learned critical lessons dealing with major storm events. Their teams will share the overhaul of their disaster response program following devastating storms that completely disrupted operations and destroyed years of research. The overhaul gave the hospitals the tools needed to withstand Hurricane Harvey.
Lynn Crawford, Market Leader Energy and Utilities, Affiliated Engineers Inc. Greg Quinn, Principal, Affiliated Engineers Inc. Michael Shriner, Vice President - Business Operations and Facilities, University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), Galveston Sidney Sanders, Senior Vice President - Construction/ Facilities Design and Real Estate Management, Houston Methodist Hospital System  
  Sunday, November 11, 2018
Time 10:45-11:45 a.m.
  Session E 20 - Moving the Horizon in Healthcare Design: Technology, Diagnostics, Health Policies & Population Shifts Driving Design
  Rapid advancements in technology, diagnostic intelligence, health policies and population health shifts are creating a new Environment of Care. The speakers will share, through a research and application lens, what is happening behind the scenes in key areas such as tactics, technology, business deployment, utilization of capital assets—and how your organization can integrate into this next generational shift.
Ray Pentecost Michael Wood, President/CEO, Impact! Consulting LLC      
  Sunday, November 11, 2018
Time 1:45-2:45 p.m.
  Session E 30 - Follow the Money: A Discussion on Shifts Driving Financial Strategy
  In recent years, health systems have been developing their ambulatory and clinical outreach strategies as the national trends have demonstrated declines in inpatient care. But are those declines alone enough to drive financial strategy? Are there business opportunities, innovations and reimbursement changes that are the steady but silent undercurrent shaping the next chapter of healthcare services? Join industry leaders to explore the major tectonic and even subtle shifts in healthcare finance which manifest themselves in a different healthcare infra-scape.
Michelle Mater, MBA, MHA, President of Catalyst William Hercules, President/CEO, WJH      
  Sunday, November 11, 2018
Time 3:00-4:00 p.m.
  Session E 40 - From Workplace Violence to Wandering Patients: Deploy a Technology-Driven Physical Security Strategy that Won’t Impact Patient Experience
  This session will cover how to better protect vulnerable targets in healthcare facilities without ruining the patient and family experience. Physical security risk assessments and proper implementation of physical security measures are increasingly a healthcare design focus. Consider: healthcare workplace violence incidents alone increased by an alarming 110 percent in private-sector hospitals between 2005 and 2014. Constantly evolving threat scenarios demand a more integrated, multi-layer approach to physical security. This discussion will lead into how unobtrusive technologies when properly deployed can reduce risks, and the importance of a properly implemented Visitor Management systems.
Matthew P. Jones
Vice President,
H. Stephen Jones and Associates

Jeffrey Kent, Managing Director Corporate Facilities, Nemours Children’s Health System, and President, Health Care Institute of IFMA      

Solutions Theatre Sessions (on Expo Floor)

Sunday, November 11, 2018
Time 4:30-5:00 p.m.

  Deep Dive into Next Wave of Healthcare Real Estate Development
  Much like an iceberg, the data and market factors driving real estate location, development, and leasing decisions often hide below the surface. Dive down with our healthcare real estate experts to understand the why behind where the next wave of medical facilities should locate.
Julie Johnson, Principal/Healthcare and National Co-Leader, Healthcare Affinity Group, Avison Young Mark Johnson, EVP Healthcare Services and National Co-Leader, Healthcare Affinity Group, Avison Young Josh Teague, President of Development & Investments, Real Estate Strategies    

Solutions Theatre Sessions (on Expo Floor)

Sunday, November 11, 2018
Time 6:00-6:30 p.m.

  Three Boldest Trends in Flooring, Surfaces and Furnishings Every Designer and Owner Should Know
  Flooring, surfaces and furnishings are in every type of medical facility. Leaders from these three industries will brief you on the biggest, boldest trends in design and materials.
Moderator Flooring Surfaces Furnishings  
Mike Wood, National Construction Director, Medxcel Cynthia Hubbell, VP/Healthcare & Senior Living , The Mohawk Group Mark Krejchi, Ph.D., Healthcare Manager, Wilsonart Lisa Teman-Rosenburg, Western Specialist Manager, Haworth Health Environments  
  Monday, November 12, 2018
Time 9:45-10:45 a.m.
  The Impending Disruption High Tech Giants are Bringing to Healthcare
  Industry giants and startups are competing with health systems for the 3.8 trillion-dollar healthcare market. They’re now competitors to traditional health systems, and introducing sophisticated, consumer-based technology models.

Here’s a closer look at the major players and how they’re forcing delivery model and technology changes - Ultimately, impacting the design and construction of medical facilities moving forward. Take this opportunity to dive into future trends. Whether you’re an owner, designer, or builder – become an agile leader in this dynamic market of health.
Oriana Beaudet, DNP, RN, PHN
Vice President of Transformation Array Advisors and Affiliate Faculty Member, University of Minnesota

Solutions Theatre Sessions (on Expo Floor)

Monday, November 12, 2018
Time 12:30-1:00 p.m.

  Crossing the Chasm: Where Construction Stops and Operations Start
  Discover lessons learned to bridge the gap between construction and operations from a recent experience with a $7 billion health system project that involved opening eight ambulatory centers.
Dave Arnold, President, Arnold Interim Management Services and former Hospital Chief Operating Officer B. Alan Whitson, RPA, President, Corporate Realty, Design, & Management Institute      
  Monday, November 12, 2018
Time 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  Session E 60 - Deep Dive into the Subsectors of Ambulatory Care
  With the continued shift to outpatient care, major subsectors of ambulatory care are emerging. These subsectors include a continuum of services from “minute clinics”, urgent care, primary care MOBs, specialty care/super ambulatory MOBs, freestanding EDs, cancer centers and ambulatory surgery centers. This session provides a deep dive look under the hood of these various types of outpatient care facilities, including a differentiation of the different facilities by: strategic/demographic drivers, operational uses, development options, code requirements, design aspects and cost implications. We will also highlight some example differences between states. The panel will include a look at it from a program management, design, and operational standpoint.
Bill Foulkes, National Vice President, Cumming Steve Howard, Managing Principal, Cumming Corp. Craig Mulford, Partner, Boulder Associates Sam Sears, Principal, Percival Health Advisors Alicia Wachtel, Executive Director, Facilities Planning, Design and Construction, Cedars Sinai
  Monday, November 12, 2018
Time 4:45-5:45 p.m.
  Session E 70 - Branding: The Powerful Secret Health Systems are Adopting to Win Consumer Hearts and Minds
  As digital disruption continues to penetrate all industries, consumers are armed with more power and choice than ever when deciding who gets their next medical visit. Consumers want a brand experience that’s shaped around their needs. There are plenty of lessons learned from retail and financial industries that health system teams can apply in building their brands. A national brand expert will show the ins and outs of a consumer-centric approach, and how to get the critical players in every location from main campus to satellite locations on the same page, regardless of their department or job function.
Gina Bleedorn, CXO, Adrenaline        
  Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Time 8:15-9:15 a.m.
  Session E 80 - Comprehensive Enterprise Care Models: Leveraging a Multi-Campus Strategic Master Plan for Scripps Health
  Amid a transformational healthcare landscape, rising competition, and fast-approaching 2030 seismic mandate for California hospitals, Scripps Health has embarked on a 2.8-million-square-foot multi-campus masterplan. Working collaboratively with executive architect SmithGroupJJR, the team devised an approach to expedite decisions to allocate specialties and rationalize funds across the continuum of care. The strategic team overlaid financial data on staff counts and translated customer strategy, operations planning, and design priorities into standardized space requirements. Transitioning into implementation, the team continues to utilize an array of project controls to manage time, cost, scope and quality across multiple, simultaneous projects.
Chaithanya Jayachandran, Healthcare Studio Leader, SmithGroupJJR Issam Khalaf, Vice President Western Region Manager, Program and Construction Management, Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc. Bruce Rainey, Corporate VP Construction & Facilities, Scripps Health    
  Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Time 9:30-10:30 a.m.
  Session E 90 - Achieving a “Designed” Population Management Approach
  As healthcare institutions have become financially accountable for outcomes achieved with patients, the industry is shifting toward a holistic medical approach. A growing focus on population health management is aimed at keeping at risk populations healthy and out of acute care. This is changing the way healthcare facilities are used, and what is needed from the built environment. Researchers with Stantec Architecture and the University of Central Oklahoma have hypothesized a list of 16 strategies for providing holistic healthcare and will be discussing how these solutions are being implemented in the built environment today to promote population health management.
Jingfen Guo, Assistant Professor, Interior Design Department, University of Central Oklahoma Douglas King, Senior Associate, Stantec Architecture Inc. Alex Tsaparis, Architect, Stantec Architecture Inc.

Solutions Theatre Sessions (on Expo Floor)

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Time 10:30-11:00 a.m.

  Most Stunning Trends to Watch for in 5 Major U.S. Regions
MODERATOR: Eileen McMorrow, Editor/Publisher of McMorrow Reports/ Healthcare   CHICAGO: Jennifer Patton, VP,Krusinski Construction and President of HCI Chicago   UPPER MIDWEST: Troy Stutz, Vice President, RJM Construction and President of HCI Upper Midwest   TEXAS: Rod Armstrong, RVP, The Mohawk Group and President of HCI North Texas   CALIFORNIA: Bill Foulkes, National VP/Healthcare, Cumming and President of HCI Southern California   CENTRAL & SW FLORIDA: Rania Sadrack, Principal/Director of National Healthcare Strategy, TLC Engineering and President of HCI Orlando
  Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Time 1:15-2:15 p.m.
  Session E 100 - Optimal Facility Planning and Design for Innovation through Stakeholder Alignment
  When healthcare organizations merge, aligning stakeholders around a common vision can be a challenge—particularly when designing a new facility. Such was the case when designing TRIA Orthopedics Center in Minnesota. Designers were tasked with embracing three recently merged orthopedics practices and their diverse specialty orthopedics service lines, models and workflows. A highly collaborative, integrated planning/design process aligned stakeholders to co-create a facility that utilizes the best of all three programs. Learn how a unique visioning session, LEAN 3P workshops, mock-ups and other techniques contributed to a facility that supports the TRIA vision to transform the delivery of orthopedic care.
Mary Haugen, Director Professional Nursing Practice and Ambulatory Surgery Center, TRIA Orthopaedic Center Karla Koons, Associate, Senior Project Interior Designer & Medical Planner, RSP Architects Stephanie Statz, Senior Project Interior Designer, RSP Architects    
  Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Time 2:30-3:30 p.m.
  Session E 110 - Latest Research: Comparative Study of Seven California Hospital Projects Reveals Construction Warning Signs
  Owners are continuously striving for successful project results with repeatable processes. To that end, a deep dive reflection on seven inpatient acute care hospitals recently completed in California was undertaken. This study revealed several success factors and warning signs when comparing projects that navigated smoothly and those that exhibited warning signs when faced with challenges. Highlighted are key research findings you can use as guidance in choosing the right vehicle for the journey, move the right people into place, and redirect when necessary.
George Hurley, Healthcare Core Market Leader, DPR Construction Laurel Harrison, Vice President & Chair, Health Sector, Stantec Michelle Malone, Executive Director of Facilities & Construction, Chinese Hospital Lynn Welch, SitePlus  

Questions About the Facilities & Project Management Track?

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