Five HKS Health Design Leaders to Present at the Healthcare Design Expo & Conference

By HKS

HKS’ Dr. Upali Nanda and Dr. Deborah Wingler, Whitney Fuessel, Jane Ho and Tina Duncan are among this year’s featured speakers at the Healthcare Design Expo and Conference in New Orleans at the Morial Convention Center Nov. 2-5.

The annual Healthcare Design Expo & Conference features more than 100 educational sessions on cutting edge research, trends and health design strategies. Here’s a preview of HKS’ health expert talks. We hope to see you there. 

Saturday, Nov. 2, 9:00 a.m.: The Code Interpretation Clinic

Speakers: Skip Gregory, President, Health Facility Consulting LLC; Rebecca Lewis, Principal, Director of Healthcare Design, dsgw architects; Scott Miller, Architect, wold architects & engineers; John Williams, Program Manager, Washington State Dept. of Health and Tina Duncan, Principal, Architect, HKS

The code interpretation process of an authority having jurisdiction (AHJ) is often clouded in mystery in terms of what information is needed and in what format, the required response timeframe, and how strictly the AHJ will adhere to the code versus a “friendly” interpretation. AHJs and designers bring a wealth of experience, biases, past code experiences, and their own individual processes to each situation.

Speakers: Randy Geise, Healthcare Facility Planner, Cleveland Clinic and Jane Ho, Associate Principal, Healthcare Design Director, HKS

Cleveland Clinic is expanding its international presence by developing a new 185-bed hospital in the heart of London. Working with HKS Architects, PLP Architecture, and numerous subject matter experts over the past three years, the organization designed one of the first new private hospitals in the U.K. in more than 40 years. Hear how the team collaborated “across the pond” to bring the No. 2 ranked U.S. hospital system into the U.K. and set up shop next door to Buckingham Palace.

Speakers: Dr. Deborah Wingler, Vice President, Health Research Lead, HKS; Anjali Joseph, Director, Center for Health Facilities Design and Testing; Associate Professor, School of Architecture, Clemson University Architecture + Health, The Center for Health Facilities Design and Testing; Hermina Machry, Graduate Research Assistant, Clemson University Architecture + Health, The Center for Health Facilities Design and Testing and David Allison, Alumni Distinguished Professor and Director, Clemson University Architecture + Health Graduate Studies

A four-year federally funded patient safety-learning lab titled, “Realizing Improved Patient Care through Human-Centered Design in the OR (RIPCHD.OR) has resulted in in-depth research on operating rooms as well as the development of an OR prototype and high-fidelity OR mock-up. The concepts developed in this project were also implemented in a new ambulatory surgery center.

Speakers: Dr. Deborah Wingler, Vice President, Health Research Lead, HKS; Lynn Martin, Seattle Children’s Hospital, University of Washington School of Medicine and Anjali Joseph, Director, Center for Health Facilities Design and Testing; Associate Professor, School of Architecture, Clemson University Architecture + Health, The Center for Health Facilities Design and Testing

With more pediatric surgical procedures being conducted each year within the outpatient care environment, it is imperative that the design of these facilities supports the physiological and psychological needs of both the children who experience those procedures and their caregivers. Utilizing non-invasive devices and a web-based photo questionnaire developed using the theory of supportive design, a study was conducted examining the impact of using an induction room versus the OR on child and parent anxiety.

Speakers: Dr. Upali Nanda, Associate Principal and Senior Vice President, Director of Research, HKS; Michelle Ossmann, Director, Health Environments, Steelcase Health; Teresa Neely, Senior Vice President, Chief Ambulatory Officer, Chief Nursing Officer, Ambulatory, UW Health and Whitney Fuessel, Vice President, Director Health, HKSD.

“Flexibility” is a buzz word today, but one full of both promise and confusion. As diverse stakeholders seek flexibility, many are asking: What exactly does flexibility mean? How does the desire for flexibility influence design? And is flexibility a real advantage? This session will delve into the results of a research study exploring the meaningful use of flexibility across multiple layers for facilities including site, structure, skin, services, space plan, and social areas.

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HKS is a team of more than 1,400 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.