February 16, 2015

Would you like to hear tips on how to transform an aging healthcare campus into a community wellness destination? Do you want to understand how to reduce structure costs for healthcare facilities?  Maybe you are you interested in learning more about analyzing patient safety strategies through post-occupancy evaluations. Or, have been wondering about the Big Foot conundrum in evidence-based design. 

Join HKS healthcare leaders as they explore these topics and more at the 2015 PDC International Summit & Exhibition on Health Facility Planning, Design & Construction. 

The PDC Summit, which will be held March 15-18 in San Antonio, Texas, is a dynamic educational and networking event that brings together senior leaders working in all disciplines of healthcare planning, design and construction to discover ways to create value for the healthcare built environment. 

“The Next Generation of Design and Engineering Professionals”
Forum Leaders: Southern Ellis, LEED AP, Healthcare Fellow, HKS, Inc. and Tatiana Guimaraes, Senior Associate, Perkins + Will
Date and time: Monday, March 16, 7:00 - 7:50 a.m.

“The People Side of Change: Avoiding Post-Occupancy Workarounds”
Presenters: Jennie Evans, RN, EDAC, LEED AP, Lean Six Sigma CE, Sr. Vice President, Associate Principal, HKS, Inc.; Adeleh Nejati, Intern Architect and Research Assistant, HKS, Inc.; Meredith Slosberg, MBA, FACHE, CSC, Deployment Leader, Akron Children's Hospital; and Alison Avendt, MBA, President ProMedica Transportation Network, Vice President Operations ProMedica Toledo Hospital, ProMedica
Date and time: Tuesday, March 17, 4:10 - 5:10 p.m. 

 “Transforming a Health System to Support Population Health and Community”
Presenters: Shannon Kraus, FAIA, ACHA, MBA, Principal and Senior Vice President, HKS, Inc.; Lindsey Waters, LEED Green Associate, Urban Designer, HKS, Inc.; Walter Jones, AIA, Senior Vice President of Campus Transformation, The MetroHealth System; and Freddy Collier, MPA, Director of Planning, City of Cleveland
Date and time: Wednesday, March 18, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

“Field Research and Parametric Design: How Current State Analysis Leads to Future Optimization”
Presenters: Upali Nanda, PhD, Assoc. AIA, EDAC, Vice President, Director of Research, HKS, Inc.; Steve Jacobson, AIA, LEED AP, Principal and Practice Leader/Director of Healthcare, HKS, Inc.; Camilla Moretti, AIA, LEED AP, BD'C, Lean Six Sigma CE, Architect and Planner, HKS, Inc.
Date and time: Wednesday, March 18, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. 

“Reduce the Cost Structure: Develop and Implement PDC Standards”
Presenters: David Prusha, Principal, HKS, Inc.; and Daniel Scher, Senior Director of Planning and Design, Ascension Health
Date and time: Wednesday, March 18, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. 

“A Value Analysis of Lean IPD: Lessons Learned in the Development of a Framework
Presenters: Upali Nanda, PhD, Assoc. AIA, EDAC, Vice President, Director of Research, HKS, Inc.; John Bienko, Principal and Healthcare Project Manager, HKS, Inc.; Zofia Rybkowski, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Construction Science, Texas A&M University; and Di Ai, Estimator, Hyphen Construction Group
Date and time: Wednesday, March 18, 9:40 - 10:40 a.m. 

“Evaluating the Critical Care Environment: Analyzing Patient Safety Strategies through Post-Occupancy Evaluations”
Presenters: Leslie Hanson, AIA, Principal, HKS, Inc.; Kate Renner, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP, BD+C, Junior Planner and Designer, HKS Inc.; Shirley Gibson, DNP, MSHA, RN, FACHE, Associate Vice President of Nursing, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System; and Robert Reardon, CHFM, Chief Facility Officer, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System
Date and time: Wednesday, March 18, 10:50 - 11:50 a.m.

“The Bigfoot Conundrum in Evidence-Based Design”
Presenters: Jason Schroer, AIA, ACHA, LEED AP, Senior Vice President and Associate Principal, HKS Inc.; and David Allison, FAIA, FACHA, Distinguished Professor, Director of Graduate Architecture and Health, School of Architecture
Date and time: Wednesday, March 18, 10:50 - 11:50 a.m.

Click on the following link for the full conference schedule and to register: http://www.ashe.org/PDC/ataglance.html#.VN0IUaPnYSs

 HKS is ranked among the top healthcare architectural firms in the world by Modern Healthcare and BD World Architecture. Operating from 26 offices worldwide, HKS focuses on innovative healthcare design, process and delivery. The firm’s award-winning healthcare architecture includes 2,000 unique projects representing 80,000 beds and 184 million square feet. HKS projects have garnered numerous awards and coverage in worldwide publications. The firm’s healthcare specialists are highly respected international speakers.

For more information, contact Sherri Smith at ssmith1@hksinc.com.

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