October 10, 2014

Creating navigation-friendly hospitals, using social media and social support as tools to support families and staff during the NICU experience and improving health[care] through community-focused design are a few of the key topics HKS healthcare leaders will share at the 2014 Healthcare Design Conference – “Better Care Through Better Design” – held November 15-18 in San Diego. 

Healthcare Design Conference 2014 is the premier event devoted to how the design of responsibly built environments directly impacts the safety, operation, clinical outcomes and financial success of healthcare facilities now and into the future. 

HKS speaking engagements include: 

Toward a Navigation-Friendly Hospital – Where to Bank your Investment” (E01)
Speakers: Thomas Harvey, FAIA, MPH, FACHA, LEED AP, Principal, HKS, Inc.; Sipra Pati, MA, Research Coordinator, HKS, Inc.; Debajyoti Pati, PhD, FIIA, IDEC, LEED AP, Rockwell Professor, Texas Tech University; and Phyllis Kaplan, March, Senior Health Facilities Architect, Department of Defense
Date: November 16, 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

“Social Media and Social Support – Tools to Support Families and Staff During the NICU Experience” (E33)
Speakers: Mindy Goodroe, AIA, LEED BD+C, Vice President, HKS, Inc.; Rachel Knox, AIA, Lean Six Sigma CE, LEED AP, Associate Principal, HKS, Inc.; and Sherry Monson, RN, MBA, MSN, CENP, Vice President, Women’s and Children’s Health Services, Christiana Care Health System
Date: November 16, 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

“Project Complete! The Design, Build and Delivery of Camp Pendleton Naval Hospital” (E68)
Speakers: Michael Kim, AIA, ACHA, LEED AP, Principal, HKS, Inc.; Carlos Gonzalez, PE, Vice President, Clark Construction/Clark Concrete Contractors; and Che Miranda, PE, Deputy Chief of Staff, NAVFAC SW
Date: November 17, 3:20 – 4:20 p.m. 

“Do Curves Matter? AN fMRI Examination of Neural Reactions to Formal Attributes of Healthcare Environments” (E82)
Speakers: Upali Nanda, PhD, EDAC, Vice President and Director of Research, HKS, Inc.; Debajyoti Pati, PhD, FIIA, IDEC, LEED AP, Rockwell Professor, Texas Tech University; Jiancheng Hou, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Texas Tech University; and Hessam Ghamari, Research/Training Assistant in Department of Design, PhD Candidate, Texas Tech University
Date: November 18, 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. 

“Beyond Population Health – Improving Health[care] Through Community Focused Design” (E87)
Speakers: Shannon Kraus, AIA, ACHA, MBA, Principal and Senior Vice President, HKS, Inc.; Lindsey Waters, LEED Green Associate, Healthcare and Urban Designer, HKS, Inc.; Michael Rhein, MPA, President and CEO, Institute for Public Health Innovation; and Richard Jackson, MD, MPH, Professor and Chair of Environmental Health Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles
Date: November 18, 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. 

Access to Nature, Daylight, and Fresh Air: Staff Break Areas in Healthcare Facilities” (E102)
Adeleh Nejati, MArch, EDAC, Intern Architect and Research Assistant, HKS, Inc.; Dr. Mardelle Shepley, DArch, FAIA, FACHA, EDAC, LEED AP, Professor, Department of Architecture, The Skaggs-Sprague Endowed Chair in Health Facilities Design, and Director of the Center for Health Systems & Design, College of Architecture, Texas A&M University
November 18, 1:15 – 2:15 p.m.

Coaching Workshop: Practical Application of Evidence-Based Design” (D01)
Speakers: Upali Nanda, PhD, EDAC, Director of Research, HKS Inc.; Eileen Malone, RN, MSN, MS, EDAC, Senior Partner, Mercury Healthcare Consulting, LLC; Donna Deckard, BSN, MPA, EDAC, Director of Strategic Projects, The Center for Health Design; and Ellen Taylor, AIA, MBA, EDAC, Director of Research, The Center for Health Design
Date: November 15, 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

HKS is ranked among the top healthcare architectural firms in the world by Modern Healthcare and BD World Architecture. Operating from 27 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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