Join HKS at the 2019 ASHE PDC Summit

More than 3,500  health care leaders will descend on Phoenix, Arizona, March 17-20 for the 2019 ASHE Planning, Design and Construction Summit. The conference will feature more than 70 educational sessions, including five sessions in which seven HKS speakers will participate.

This year’s conference focuses on health care planning, design and construction. It will provide opportunities for other health care professionals to collaborate and share ideas with our leaders, creating the next generation of strategies that will influence future health care facility designs. We hope to see you there!

Here’s a look at the schedule for HKS participation:

Sunday, March 17: 8 a.m.: AIA/AAH Deep Dive: Designing a Human Simulation Center: A Hands-On Workshop
Monday, March 18: 7 a.m.: AIA/AAH Forums
Monday, March 18: 9:45 a.m.: Rethinking the Clinic: Optimizing the Outpatient Environment
Tuesday, March 19: 3 p.m.: FGI and ACOG: New Ideas in Childbirth Facility Design
Wednesday, March 20: 9:45 a.m.: Collaborating for a New Type of ED Space

AIA/AAH Deep Dive: Designing a Human Simulation Center: A Hands-On Workshop

Workshop leaders: Andrew Jaeger, vice president, HKS; Matthew Guinta, project architect, HKS; Michael Stewart, electrical engineer, CMTA; Zaki-Udin Hassan, professor of anesthesiology and surgery, Chandler Medical Center.

This session provides a hands-on learning experience for health care administrators, facility managers and directors, contractors, architects and engineers. Attendees will participate in a guided exercise to design a human simulation facility alongside the team involved in the design and construction of a simulation center at the University of Kentucky, considered one of the most advanced in the country. Parameters will include budget, available space, technology and staff needs. To create their ideal simulation facility, the exercise will explore collaboration needed between hospital administration and facility leaders, health care providers and the design team. Participants will learn to:

  • Describe stages of simulation center development.
  • Relate simulation programs to design of space.
  • Analyze challenges in technology.
  • Recognize key roles in simulation center development and how these roles collaborate.

Emerging Professionals

Moderators: Southern Ellis, Associate, HKS, Inc.; Tushar Gupta, lead designer, EYP Architecture & Engineering.

We would like to invite you to join us in a conversation about, and with, the next generation of our profession. This forum is intended to spur interaction between the future leaders of our profession and unite them to become a force for improving the future of health care design. The forum discussion will also link these future leaders with the current leaders of our profession to create opportunities for mentorship and continued growth. Participants will:

  • Identify issues relevant to developing future leaders in health care design.
  • Discuss how emerging design professionals can contribute to the professional dialogue in health care architecture, engineering and research.
  • Evaluate resources available to emerging professionals in the health care design.
  • Discuss opportunities for emerging professionals within the field of health design.

Rethinking the Clinic: Optimizing the Outpatient Environment

Speakers: Steve Jacobson, principal and executive vice president, HKS; Camilla Moretti, vice president, HKS; Patty Modrowski, VP of Operations, ProMedica.

Health care is increasingly focused on balancing patient expectations with staff efficiency and effectiveness. This session explores the impact the physical environment has on productivity and the relationship between design, human experience and organizational efficiency. A yearlong study conducted in primary and specialty clinics studied the impacts of the building on collaboration, care coordination, staff efficiency and patient experience. The case study facility combines 11 physician practices into a one-stop shop, enhancing clinical collaboration and creating a holistic approach to health. Participants will:

  • Map the clinical workflows of physicians and medical assistants for primary care and specialty care clinics.
  • Examine how the physical environment impacts productivity and patient throughput in outpatient clinics.
  • Identify design elements that reduce walking distances and the discrepancy of those distances between clinical teams.
  • Explore the strategies for reducing real estate costs by consolidating and standardizing clinical modules.

FGI and ACOG: New Ideas in Childbirth Facility Design

Speakers: Sheila Ruder, principal, HKS; Troy Savage, project manager, Mazzetti; Walter Vernon, principal, Mazzetti; Virginia Pankey, senior medical planner/project manager, HOK; Jennifer Ries, senior medical planner, HGA Architects and Engineers; Heather B. Livingston, managing editor/director of operations, Facility Guidelines Institute.

This session builds on the Facility Guidelines Institute workshop conducted during the 2016 PDC Summit and the interactive session conducted during the 2017 PDC Summit. In this session, a “Shark Tank” format will engage the audience in understanding, improving on and voting for the best ideas from those who gathered in small groups to reimagine childbirth facilities. We will also demonstrate how the FGI uses these tools to improve guideline development and to test new ideas for childbirth facilities. Participants will:

  • Identify the basic principles of design thinking and process mapping.
  • Review how FGI is evolving and how it’s using design thinking and clinical expertise to improve future guideline content.
  • Gain exposure to new ideas for childbirth facility design.
  • Shape a further research agenda for the FGI by helping to pick the best topic.

Collaborating for a New Type of ED Space

Speakers: David Vincent, principal and senior vice president, HKS; Christine Carr, professor, Department of Emergency Medicine and Department of Public Health, Medical University of South Carolina; Bryan Langlands, principal, NBBJ.

This presentation focuses on the growing interest in the low-acuity patient pod concept, and the challenges of getting an idea into the marketplace and FGI guidelines. The presenters highlight the collaboration between an owner, design firms and FGI to catalyze change. Currently, EDs treat low-acuity patients in noncompliant smaller spaces, often co-located with others and without privacy, staff oversight or sufficient hand-washing stations. AHJs have no source to regulate minimum requirements and these spaces have no reference in guidelines. Participants will:

  • Describe how these entities came together to champion new minimum requirements for an emergency department treatment space specific to low-acuity patients.
  • Discuss the appropriate patient types and the minimum space and support requirements necessary for provision of care in an ED low-acuity patient treatment station.
  • Determine the criteria for right-sizing treatment spaces in an ED by reviewing the results of the low-acuity pod charette conducted in 2017.
  • Evaluate technologies available for deployment in treatment pods and how they can be used to deliver care without sacrificing patient safety, comfort or privacy.