Join us! HKS Health Leaders to Present at Virtual 2021 ASHE PDC Summit

Join us! HKS Health Leaders to Present at Virtual 2021 ASHE PDC Summit


This year, the International Summit & Exhibition on Health Facility Planning, Design & Construction (PDC Summit) is going virtual, bringing together over 1,000 health care design experts and hospital executives in a digital thought leadership environment.

Over the last 18 months, the world of health care design has undergone massive shifts. HKS invites you to join some of our top health care architects and thinkers to learn how to navigate new paradigms in the design and construction of hospitals and clinics. Our learning sessions cover diverse topics crucial for future success such as technology, teamwork and rising to meet the challenges of COVID-19.

Here’s a sneak peek of sessions with HKS participants:

  • Wednesday, June 2: Medical Equipment and Technology Forum
  • Thursday, June 3: Effective Collaboration Tactics for Complex Projects
  • Friday, June 4: Healthcare Design in the Wake of COVID-19

Medical Equipment and Technology Forum

Wednesday, June 2, 2021: 7:45 AM-8:45 AM CT

The Medical Equipment and Technology Forum is a platform for interaction and conversation about leading-edge technology among owners, architects, engineers, facility managers, contractors, equipment and technology planners, and vendors. Today’s health care facilities are challenged with more connected devices than ever. Panelists will provide insight into the latest technologies and how owners are making decisions at an increased pace for assuring connectivity and investments in systems that improve the quality of care.

Speakers: Richard Rucksdashel, HKS, Inc; Lisa Charrin, Ross & Barruzzini/Mitchell Planning; Josh Sol, Houston Methodist; Brandon Bardowsky, Inspira Health; Mike Maselli, Ross & Barruzzini/EDI

Effective Collaboration Tactics for Complex Projects

Thursday June 3, 2021: 3:30 PM-4:30 PM CT

Learn communication and collaboration best practices from the team at the complex Gulf Coast Medical Center project in Southwest Florida. Lee Health’s hospital needed an extensive expansion and renovation that consisted of essentially building another hospital on top of and around the existing facility. As one of the most invasive construction projects in the region, the development of a unique communication and collaboration plan was necessary to keep patients safe and the hospital fully operational. This presentation will examine the effective use of communication approaches and tools to aid in collaboration among team members and end users, which ultimately creates a safer care setting in a construction environment.

Speakers: Teresa Campbell, HKS, Inc.; Bob Kramer, Skanska USA Building; Dave Kistel, Lee Health; Claudia Benjamin, Skanska USA Building

Healthcare Design in the Wake of COVID-19

Friday, June 4, 2021 – 9:00 AM-10:00 AM CT

The recent spread of the pandemic coronavirus (COVID-19) has brought several new questions to the forefront with respect to the design and operation of the buildings in which we spend much of our time, specifically when it comes to infection control. Many of us are asking “How safe are our buildings, really?” and “What can be done to control the spread of viruses in a high-density space?” As the world discusses how to reengage our society in the wake of COVID-19, health care facilities will be looking at key learnings from this time to better host the public in safe and effective ways now and in the future. There are many ways spaces within hospitals and other health care facilities can be modified to be safer for patients and visitors. Focusing on solutions that don’t require a complete reinvention or major renovation of the facilities, health care design experts with Henderson Engineers and HKS will discuss how infrastructure and building systems master planning will be invaluable in preparing health care facilities for future infectious disease response.

Speakers: David Vincent, HKS, Inc.; Brian Briscoe, HKS, Inc.; Mark Chrisman, Henderson Engineers Inc.; Jake Katzenberger; Henderson Engineers Inc.