February 16, 2017

Flexibility for the future is the theme for this year’s 2017 ASHE PDC Summit, held March 12-15 in Orlando, Florida. The summit is a dynamic industry event that brings together more than 3,200 senior leaders working in all disciplines of health care planning, design and construction to learn, network and discover ways to create value for the health care built environment.  

Join HKS health leaders for the following informative sessions on topics such as challenges of building and partial demolition of a fully operational hospital in a dense urban location, how using lean and evidence-based design creates a balanced approach to optimize project outcomes and ROI, technologies that hospitals and health systems are leveraging to reduce waste and increase quality; using behavior mapping to inform the design of future emergency departments, and innovative tools used by the design and construction teams to overcome constraints when building out shelled space in an operational children’s hospital. Don’t miss this year’s preconference facility tour on Sunday, March 12, which includes the award-winning, HKS-designed Florida Hospital for Women. 

Monday, March 13 

7 – 8 a.m.
Emerging Professionals: The Next Generation of Design and Engineering Professionals
Speakers: Southern Ellis, LEED AP, medical planner/designer, HKS, Inc., and Tatiana Guimaraes, senior associate, Perkins + Will
Topic: This forum will engage the next generation of health care design leaders and equip them to advance the health care built environment. Join the conversation about and with the next generations of professionals in the field. The Emerging Professionals Forum is intended to provide a setting to spur on interaction between future leaders. 

1:45 – 2:45 p.m.
The High-Stakes Game of Urban Building
Speakers: Leslie Hanson, AIA, principal, HKS, Inc.; Robert Reardon Jr., CHFM, chief facility officer, VCU Health; Scott Rivenbark, CHC, project executive, Skanska USA Building; and C. Bryant Wilson, AIA, CSI, LEED Green Associate, vice president, associate director of projects & development services, JLL
Topic: A dense urban location and partial demolition of a fully operational hospital were just two of many challenges for the team on the Children's Hospital of Richmond at Virginia Commonwealth University project, but their skilled collaboration and adaptability ensured project success. This presentation will examine effective team dynamics and what is needed when working within tight constraints and responding to shifting targets and expectations. Presenters will focus on the construction and related design process, addressing lessons learned and best practices. 

1:45 – 2:45 p.m.
Lean and Evidence-Based Design: Integration of Process to Optimize Success
Speakers: Erin Peavey-Hsieh, Associate AIA, LEED AP BD+C, EDAC, health care consultant, HKS Consulting, HKS, Inc.; Lynn Kenney, director of industry relations, The Center for Health Design; Alberto Salvatore, AIA, NCARB, EDAC, associate principal, Perkins + Will; and Julie Kent, EDAC, director, Facility Planning & Integration, Trinity Health
Topic: Join an interactive panel discussion with design and research experts who will share their insights and experiences in integrating lean and evidence-based design (EBD) processes to optimize project outcomes and ROI. Explore how these two disciplines create a balanced approach by aligning the people, process, technology and space requirements to deliver the optimal solution. The panel offers perspectives from industry, research, architecture practice and a health system owner. Together, these individuals have more than 70 years of health-care-focused design experience. 

Tuesday, March 14 

7 – 8 a.m.
Medical Equipment and Technology Integration
Speakers: Sarah Mueller, associate principal and senior vice president, HKS Consulting, HKS, Inc.; Lisa Charrin, AIA, ACHA, vice president, Mitchell Planning, a division of Ross & Baruzzini; and Ryan Hagan, principal consultant, Systems & Technology
Topic: This forum is a platform for interaction about leading-edge technology among owners, architects, engineers, facility managers, contractors, equipment and technology planners, and vendors. This session highlights the technologies that hospitals and health systems are leveraging to reduce waste and increase quality, including technology at the bedside and behind the scenes. Technologies enable smarter communication and security systems with command and control centers while considering patient privacy, room turnover and patient satisfaction. Join us for panelist presentations and discussion. 

8:15 – 9: 15 a.m.
Design Diagnostics Bringing Evidence to the Planning Process
Speakers: Sheila Ruder, AIA, ACHA, Lean-Six Sigma Green Belt, LEED AP, vice president and senior medical planner, HKS, Inc.; Kate Renner, AIA, EDAC, Lean-Six Sigma CE, LEED AP BD+C, medical planner, HKS, Inc.; Linda Laskowski-Jones, MS, RN, ACNS-BC, CEN, FAWM, vice president of Emergency & Trauma Services, Christiana Care Health System; and Patrick Fugeman, vice president, Design & Construction, Christiana Care Health System
Topic: A design diagnostic offers a comprehensive tool to quantify the environmental and human experience of an environment. At Christiana Care Health System, the design diagnostic identified the configuration of the space into "cores" as inefficient. Behavior mapping revealed crowding in the ED and family and patients in non-patient areas. This material informed the design of the future ED. This session focuses on the process and uses of a design diagnostic, the implementation of the tool, and the effect on planning an ED. 

Wednesday, March 15

 9:40 – 10:40 a.m.
No Bump in the Night (or the Day): A Finish-Out Success Story
Speakers: Rachel Knox, AIA, ACHA, EDAC, LEED AP, LSSGB, associate principal, HKS, Inc.; Sidney Smith, AIA, NCARB, associate principal, HKS, Inc.; Gwen Jones, RN, BSN, CPN, manager, Care Area 8, Phoenix Children's Hospital; Jennifer Crawford, RN, BSN, CPN, manager, Care Area 9, Phoenix Children's Hospital; and Aron Kirch, CHC, project manager, Kitchell
Topic: When the time comes to build out shelled space, owners can be faced with constraints related to design, operations, schedule and phasing, not to mention facing a major construction project in the midst of an operational hospital. This session will present the story of Phoenix Children's Hospital and some of the innovative tools used by the design and construction team. The owner will also present strategies used to accommodate the patients, families and staff on the neighboring units during construction. 

HKS, Inc. is a team of more than 1,300 architects, interior designers, urban designers, scientists, artists, anthropologists and other professionals working together across industries and across the globe to create places that delight, heal and stimulate peak performance. The firm has nurtured a culture of extraordinary people with curious and creative minds who are passionate about delivering elegant solutions. HKS has a dedicated research team that digs deep to discover processes and ideas that improve outcomes for everyone. In everything HKS does, it is mindful of the fragility of all life and of the planet. For more information, contact Sherri Smith at ssmith1@hksinc.com.

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