Learn with HKS Health Leaders at the 2023 ASHE PDC Summit

Health care and design leaders from around the world will gather this week in Phoenix for the 2023 International Summit & Exhibition on Health Facility Planning, Design & Construction. The event, which runs through March 15, is hosted by The American Society for Health Care Engineering (ASHE).

HKS invites all attendees to join our designers and collaborators at four exciting sessions as they dive into topics related to sustainability and health care delivery, highlighting successful stories from world-class health care environments.

AIA/AAH Forum – Sustainability in Healthcare: How the Next Generation Will Be Drivers of Change

Tuesday March 14, 2023 – 6:30 a.m.-7:30 a.m. MST

HKS’ Amber Wirth will join a panel of sustainability leaders as they discuss how the next generation can carry the torch and drive transformational change in sustainable health care design. Speakers representing the fields of architecture, engineering and construction will explore the ways health care facilities can be designed, operated and maintained in a more sustainable manner as well as how health care facilities can better support the well-being of their patients, staffs and communities.

Parkland Health Redefines Change-Ready Clinics of the Future

Wednesday March 15, 2023 – 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. MST

HKS’ Brian Briscoe and partners from Parkland Health and McCarthy Building Companies will describe how they worked together to consolidate 24 clinics and multiple ancillary services into the 525,000 SF Parkland Outpatient Clinic in Dallas ahead of schedule and $8 million below the total budget, despite the pandemic, weather delays and scope expansion. Presenters will share insights on how to create change-ready facilities that can evolve over time.

How ProMedica Toledo Hospital Found the Value of Research and the Cost of Cutting Cost

Wednesday March 15, 2023 – 9:45 a.m.-10:45 a.m. MST

HKS’ Rutali Joshi and Camilla Moretti will present with ProMedica about how they leveraged interdisciplinary expertise to minimize waste, maximize efficiency, optimize functional performance and improve safety and quality at ProMedica Toledo Hospital project, a 756,600 SF, 13-story, 309-bed inpatient replacement tower. They will share the integrated research-based design process, as well as the outcomes of an occupancy study that assessed effective strategies, performance evaluation and illuminated learning opportunities.

Fire to Electrons: Decarbonization at Baptist Health South Florida’s Boca Raton Regional Hospital

Wednesday March 15, 2023 – 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. MST

HKS’ Sammy Shams and partners from TLC Engineering Solutions and Robins and Morton will share their work renovating and expanding the campus of Baptist Health South Florida’s Boca Raton Regional Hospital. Presenters will explore opportunities regarding electrification and seeks to empower a movement in health care to reduce emissions and not disqualify complex health buildings from decarbonization goals.