Agenda

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2021 Agenda

Program Preview Day 1: Wednesday, February 24, 2021
(all sessions times in EST)
  

12:00 PM – 12:10 PM ET
Conference Start: Welcome and Opening Remarks

Special Thanks to Our 2021 Diamond Sponsor: Plenary
12:10 PM – 1:00 PM
Opening Conversation: Fireside Chat with Thomas Johnson, Carle Hospital
As part of our opening morning session, we welcome Mr. Thomas Johnson, Executive Director, Facilities Services, with Carle Hospital Foundation, who joins us to share his insights and experience in a post-COVID environment and the emerging issues he sees facilities of all sizes facing. Based in Urbana, IL, The Carle Foundation is vertically integrated with more than 9,500 employees in its hospitals, a multi-specialty physician group, health plans, and associated healthcare businesses including the Carle Illinois College of Medicine, the world’s first engineering-based medical school.

Panelists:
Angela Clayton, Group Head, Buildings Division, Plenary
Thomas Johnson, Executive Director, Facilities Services, Carle Hospital Foundation

1:15 PM – 1:45 PM
Opening Plenary: Children’s National Pediatric Research and Innovation Hub: A One-of-a-Kind Project in the Making
Children’s National Hospital is opening the nation’s first research and innovation campus focused on pediatrics. To do it, the hospital, based in Washington, D.C., is renovating four existing buildings on nearly 12 acres of the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center. The Children’s National Research & Innovation Campus will bring together public and private partners for unprecedented collaborations. It will accelerate the translation of breakthroughs into new treatments and technologies to benefit kids everywhere. Children’s National Research & Innovation Campus partners currently includes Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JLABS, Virginia Tech Fralin Biomedical Research Institute and others. Come learn more about the vision of the campus and what went into creating and designing this incredible space during this panel session.

Panelists:
Dr. Kurt Newman, President andCEO, Children’s National Hospital
Sally Allain, Regional Head, JLABS @ Washington, DC
Mike Friedlander, Executive Director, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute, and Virginia Tech Vice President for Health Sciences and Technology
David Manfredi, CEO & Founding Principal, Elkus Manfredi Architects

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Virtual Room 1: Integrating Sustainable Building Practices
Designing healthcare facilities with sustainable building practices has been demonstrated to improve patient and employee wellbeing, lower energy costs, and risk management for your building. Panelists will dive into the benefits of creating sustainable healthcare projects, including the various rating systems available. From the importance of improving indoor air quality to the cost-savings of energy efficient design, sustainably designed healthcare facilities can demonstrate the aspirational projects for the industry.

Panelists:
Keith Black, Vice President, CPower Energy Management
Jeremy Ellis, Account Executive, CPower Energy Management
Steven Jalowiec, Vice President Engineering Services, Hospital Energy

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Virtual Room 2: Evolution of Healthcare Design and the Impact of Technology 
With literally thousands of definitions of Technology or Health Information Technology (HIT) surfacing from a simple Google search, it is not always easy to understand what HIT or even technology is exactly, and how it impacts the design of a healthcare facility. Each healthcare system and design team may have their own definition or goals for HIT, so when determining the vision and setting expectations for a facility, it’s important for designers, owners, and end users to be on the same page. Technology itself should not be a challenge to your facility’s HIT design – it should be viewed as an enabler of a more advanced and capable system, one that provides for an organization’s current needs with built-in adaptability for the future, while ultimately and positively impacting the patient and caregiver experience.

Panelists:
Karen Burns, HIT Strategy Executive – Healthcare Information Technology Advisory Services, IMEG Corp
Michael Lawless, Principal, Client Executive, IMEG Corp

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Virtual Room 3: Covid Preparedness for Healthcare and Long Term Impacts 
The Covid-19 global pandemic quickly changed how we view healthcare delivery. See how WSP responded to client requests for temporary and permanent alterations to facility space and operations. This presentation will cover (3) health facilities and how each project identified and implemented design and operation modifications. It will also showcase how the modifications and long-term design strategies have shifted for these clients.

Panelists:
Sarah Kuchera, PE, LEED AP, Senior Vice President, California Managing Director – Building Systems, WSP
April Woods, PE, LEED AP BD+C, Vice President, WSP
Todd See, PE, LEED AP BD+C, Senior Vice President, WSP
Kevin Chow, PE, LEED AP BD+C, Senior Associate, WSP

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Virtual Room 4: Integrated Project Delivery for Small Projects, Under $10M

You are most likely to hear about Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) on really large projects. This presentation will bring the focus to small projects that all of us are working on every single day, projects under $10M. Projects of this size make up a majority of the landscape in the country and with COVID, capital dollars are getting tighter for many health systems. With a close eye on capital, how can we best prepare our projects and project teams to move forward in the most efficient way possible? This presentation approaches this question head on with real world examples of IPD projects that have utilized the Integrated Form of Agreement to very small retail projects that used a lean approach with a GMP contracting method.

Presenter:
John Zachara, CCM, LEED AP, Vice President, Integrated Facilities Solutions, Inc.

2:30 PM – 2:45 PM
Networking Break / Virtual Expo Hall Tour / Digital 1 on 1s
Special Thanks to Our 2021 Diamond Sponsor: Plenary
2:45 PM – 3:15 PM
Virtual Room 1: Products NOT Projects: How Standardization Can Produce 73% Schedule Savings 
Construction schedules can be reduced by upwards of 70% when owners, engineers, and contractors collaborate and standardize templates for common rooms (e.g., exam rooms, restrooms, and office space). Once these standardized labor and cost-loaded templates are created, they can be used on future projects, producing savings that are compounded from project-to-project and site-to-site.  

Utilizing this approach on the construction of a medical office building, the project team was able to beat the framing and in-wall utility schedule duration by 73%, installing all interior walls (including electrical, low voltage, and plumbing in-wall) for the 18K SF facility in just 8 days. They also captured 84 lessons learned in a crowd-sourced issues and opportunities log, which was used to produce countermeasures that will be put into place on future projects. This presentation will offer attendees an inside look into the process, planning strategy, manufacturing practices, lessons learned, and suggested changes to further improve on future projects.

Panelists:
James Pease, Executive Director – Design & Construction, UCSF
Makayla Oei, Project Executive, Mark III Construction

2:45 PM – 3:15 PM
Virtual Room 2: Resilience: A Healthcare Design Imperative
As we watch the evacuations after extreme weather events, we wonder why our hospital infrastructure isn’t better prepared. Hospitals have many roles during and following an extreme weather event – sheltering patients and staff in place, continuing to treat emergencies among community members and first responders, and offering safe haven to people who are rescued from harm’s way. The challenge before us is to design and deliver different –proactively integrating resilient design measures that reduce future risk in new hospital construction. This session explores the opportunities and challenges of integrating resilient design features through the new Oklahoma University Medical Center Patient Tower.

Panelists:
Robin Guenther, Principal, Perkins&Will
Julie Frazier, Associate Principal, Perkins&Will
Doug Calhoun, Senior Vice President, WSP
Casey Woods, Chief Operating Officer, University of Oklahoma Medical Center

2:45 PM – 3:15 PM
Virtual Room 3: Attaining and Sustaining Operational Effectiveness 
2020 was a challenge for all of us, and 2021 appears to exhibit its own set of difficulties. The impact on hospitals has been monumental! As such, at no other time in our history has it been more important to maximize operational performance and revenue contributions. While many factors are affecting hospitals’ performance, understanding the influencers and sources of inefficiencies are paramount to achieving and sustaining success. Please join us for a lively and informative discussion as we explore one of the most complex areas of a hospital, perioperative services, and how effectively addressing these challenges involves mastering a new approach.

Panelists:
Sharon Conklin, Director, Healthcare Business Operation, Catalyst/HCIQ
Aaron Dobiesz, VP Sales, Catalyst/HCIQ

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Afternoon Plenary: Promoting Health Sciences and Addressing Health Disparities in the Nation’s Capital
Howard University is embarking on an innovative and unique partnership with Adventist Healthcare to build a new 220-bed hospital and a medical office building on its campus as part of a new health sciences and STEM complex. This new state-of-the-art hospital will address critical health needs and disparities in the community while continuing Howard’s legacy of training minority medical, nursing, and other health sciences students. Join a panel of Howard’s real estate and hospital M&A advisors to learn more about this unique project and partnership.

Moderator:
Affan Sheikh, Manager, Hayat Brown

Panelists:
Jay Brown, Chairman and Managing Director, Hayat Brown
Christopher Helmrath, Founder and Managing Director, SC&H Capital
Robert Heacox, Founder and Managing Director, I3 Healthcare Consulting

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Networking Happy Hour
Special Thanks to Our 2021 Program Partner: AIAI


5:00 PM
Day 1 Concludes 

Day 2: Thursday, February 25, 2021
(all sessions times in EST)

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
A National Conversation: How are Our Children’s Hospitals Faring Post-COVID?
From making immediate operational changes to rethinking the nature of care and certain services going forward, most healthcare infrastructure is in recovery and future-proofing mode in a pandemic and post-pandemic world. How are children’s hospitals dealing with the evolving nature of delivering care in the COVID and post-COVID environment? What are some of the long-term impacts that should be considered moving forward into a ‘new’ normal? Join us for essential “lessons learned” from the front lines, with an expert panel of senior executive leadership from hospitals around the country.

Moderator:
Melinda Lin, Facilities Planner, ACHS Support Services, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center 

Panelists:
Serj Eyvazian, Executive Director, Enterprise Masterplan & Planning, Design, and Construction, Children’s Hospital of Orange County
Kathleen Gorman, EVP, Patient Care Services and Chief Operating Officer, Children’s National Health System
Jennifer Mishkin, Director, Facilities Planning, Nemours

12:45 PM – 1:15 PM
Virtual Room 1: Collaborative IPD Lessons from Children’s Hospital and Medical Center of Omaha
Join this panel as they share the results of using a performance-based delivery model for the largest single undertaking since the original facility was activated. Not only was it the first IPD venture for all parties involved, the team managed this journey thru a novel pandemic during the middle of construction plus a latent design revision, while overcoming significant challenges that severely impacted their respective workforces. Learn how this team relied on tools and processes implemented over the course of a mega-project to overcome these challenges and create opportunities thru continuous improvement.

Moderator:
Barbara Post, Senior Project Manager, CBRE

Panelists:
Alan Brodin, Construction Manager, Kiewit
Mike Doiel, Senior Vice President, HDR
Alvin Kobes, VP of Facilities and Construction, Children’s Hospital of Omaha
Matt Steiner, Senior Project Manager, CBRE

12:45 PM – 1:15 PM
Virtual Room 2: Outpatient Facilities: The Health & Housing Nexus
In this session we look at how different outpatient facilities have been developed while also providing care-based housing (including both senior housing, behavioral/mental health) as a means to improve health outcomes. Join us for this discussion on how these healing environments are also working with the community to address broader and interconnected social issues including the housing crisis, homelessness, food insecurity, public safety, and healthy communities for an aging population.

Moderator: 
Seth Merewitz, Partner, Best Best & Kreiger LLP

Panelists:
Peter Becronis, Partner, Inception Property Group
Korin Crawford, EVP, Grifin|Swinerton
Laura Vandeweghe, COO, Decro Corporation

12:45 PM – 1:15 PM
Virtual Room 3: Perspectives in Project Success in Healthcare Delivery Projects: The Stakeholder Effect
Addressing the call of past research, this study examines the differences in perceptions of project success criteria held by two discrete internal project stakeholder groups within healthcare service delivery. The study provides a list of 12 project success criteria (eight items for project efficiency and four items for project impact) for which the perceptions of clinicians and senior hospital management differ. The study is important because it adds to the existing knowledge regarding project management by contributing to a greater understanding of the different perceptions of project success criteria from the perspective of multiple stakeholder groups. Prior to this study, no previous research has explored the contrasting perspectives of different internal stakeholder groups regarding project success criteria within a healthcare setting.

Panelist:
Éamonn V. Kelly, Centre for Project Management, University of Limerick, Ireland

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Virtual Room 1:
Getting Ahead of Behavioral Health Needs: Harnessing a Modular Design Approach for Rapid Delivery 
We face an imminent crisis in our healthcare infrastructure’s ability to meet behavioral health needs, a crisis which has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Mental Health America’s 2021 Prevalence Data over 47 million Americans experience a mental illness and many communities aren’t equipped for the increased need for care. What if, as an industry, we could meet those needs by combining the best in modular pre-fabrication, rapid delivery, and healthcare design? This presentation will offer insight into the design, development, and delivery of modular behavioral health units that enable providers to effectively meet their community’s needs.

Presenters:
Chu Foxlin AIA, IIDA, LEED AP, Principal, Stantec
Maria Ionescu, Senior Associate – Senior Medical Planner, Stantec
Nichole Ataizi, Associate – Healthcare Project Manager, Stantec

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Virtual Room 2: Accelerated Digital Transformation

While referring to the beginning of the pandemic, Satya Nedella the CEO of Microsoft has said “We’ve seen two years’ worth of digital transformation in two months”. The University of Chicago Medicine and Perkins&Will have embraced this time, by experimenting and taking lessons learned over the past year to hone and reinterpret internal process’s by leveraging available and emerging technologies. The University of Chicago Medicine has recently partnered with Perkins&Will to explore how some of the techniques and processes created over the past year can help to transform Lean analog processes into a digital experience.

Panelists:
Nick Cameron, Associate Principal, Perkins&Will
Carmen Acevedo, Operational Excellence Partner & CHHD Liaison, The University of Chicago Medicine
Anthony Mistretta, Associate Principal, Perkins&Will

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Virtual Room 3: Culture Change & Transformation in a Community Health Center
You’ve read the countless articles about how to drive meaningful culture change and transformation, however too often we gloss over the reality that implementing change is a long-term commitment and isn’t for the faint of heart. Join Clinica Sierra Vista CEO, Chief of Innovation, and Project Director for a panel discussion about the real-world challenges of culture transformation in healthcare and the ways in which they are shifting organizational thinking to redefine and implement projects.

Moderator:
Tim Calahan, Director of Communications, Clinica Sierra Vista

Panelists: 
Stacy Ferreira, Chief Executive Officer, Clinica Sierra Vista
Abel Victoria, Chief of Innovation, Clinica Sierra Vista
Jesus Martell Gonzalez, Project Director, Clinica Sierra Vista

2:15 PM – 2:45 PM
Afternoon Plenary: Fireside Chat with Dr. Peter Antall, Amwell Health
Join Lisa Feeley, President of E2 Strategies, as she discusses the disruptive innovation of telehealth with with Dr. Peter Antall. Dr. Antall is responsible for the clinical direction of Amwell’s telehealth platform, as well as clinical guidance and training for all Amwell’s clients. He is also the founder and President of the Amwell Medical Group, the nation’s first national telehealth medical group. Lisa and Dr. Antall will discuss telehealth’s recent history and growth, given the pandemic, and where telehealth / telemedicine is headed. We will discuss the advancements in technology but the continued constraints and challenges of telehealth. Lastly, Dr. Antall will highlight advancements in healthcare technology that can be incorporated into the patient experience and lead to more innovative value based arrangements.

Panelists:
Dr. Peter Antall, Chief Medical Officer, Amwell Health
Lisa A. Feeley, President, E2-Strategies

2:45 PM –3:00 PM
Networking Break / Virtual Expo Hall Tour / Digital 1 on 1s
Special Thanks to Our 2021 Gold Sponsor: CPower

 
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Virtual Room 1: Integrated Form of Agreement (How and Why it Works)
The Integrated Form of Agreement (IFOA) that has been a contract type used primarily in healthcare since its inception, but it has started to see an increase in use in other markets across the country. This presentation will explain the differences between the IFOA and other contract types (GMP, Lump Sum) and also show the similarities. The IFOA has many advantages and working with your existing clients to move in this direction can be difficult. The presenter has experience working with different owner groups moving from a GMP/Lump Sum contracting method to the IFOA and can describe the best ways to work with clients to make this shift.

Presenter:
John Zachara, CCM, LEED AP, Vice President, Integrated Facilities Solutions, Inc.

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Virtual Room 2: Innovation In Construction: Turning the Building Upside-down
Traditionally, buildings are constructed from the bottom up. But by turning the process upside-down and starting from the top of a building, great efficiencies can be achieved and amplified through an integrated project delivery (IPD) team contract that uses Lean Construction principles, a vertically integrated supply chain, elimination of columns to use only building cores, and modularization. This panel of engineers, builders, and owners will discuss innovations that provide the means to deliver healthcare high-rise projects with a 20% savings in cost and schedule.

Moderator: 
Edwin T. Dean, Client Executive, IMEG Corp

Panelists:
Jeff Grillo, Owner, TGE
Dan Exparza, Principal Member, TGE
Dr. Charlie Thornton, Chairman, Managing Member, TGE

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Virtual Room 3: Healthcare and the ADA: What Aren’t You Thinking About?
The Americans with Disabilities Act is an all-encompassing law that covers every aspect of the services provide and buildings that house every type of healthcare. Is that it? Just everything you have and everything you do? Come learn how the ADA really affects the Healthcare industry and the areas that are being challenged in legal cases. How do you protect your company or your agency? Come learn a more in-depth answer.

Presenter:
Kristi Avalos, Founder, Accessology Too

3:45 PM – 4:15 PM
Virtual Room 1: Mobile Triage Units: Infrastructure for Unprecedented Times
As our overwhelmed hospitals and health care systems managed an unprecedented number of patients due to COVID-19, the need for additional infrastructure, fast, was never higher. While make-shift hospitals emerged across the country, HHI Corp. had a different idea: mobile triage units. Join this session as HHI Corp discusses how their Mobile Triage Unit was shipped on seven tractor-trailers and integrated into the Jackson Healthcare System in Miami, Florida for processing COVID-19 patients.

Panelists:
Dr. David Epstein, Global Surgical and Medical Support Group
Ralph Evans, Fabrication Sales and Marketing, HHI Corporation

3:45 PM – 4:15 PM
Virtual Room 2: How an Empowered Team Delivered an Alternate Care Facility In Less than a Month
When the COVID-19 Pandemic hit the US in the spring of 2020, the Chicago region was one of the first to experience a surge in COVID-19 cases. In response to the growing demand for surge capacity, a team comprised of Perkins&Will, Turner Construction and Salas O’Brien teamed up with the US Army Corps of Engineers to design and renovate 100,000 square feet of abandoned medical office building into an Alternate Care Facility. This ad hoc group worked in unconventional ways to build a highly efficient and collaborative team that successfully delivered this unique design-build project in an extremely compressed schedule of under a month.

Panelists:
Mark Walsh, Global Director of Technical Design, Perkins&Will
Jennifer Riddle Curley, Project Manager, Senior Associate, Perkins&Will
Tom Nelson, Project Engineer, Turner Construction
Deirdre McDaniel, Managing Principal, Salas O’Brien

3:45 PM – 4:15 PM
Virtual Room 3: Win/Win Strategy: Negotiating and Writing Contract Terms to Include a Dispute Board to Avoid and Resolve Issues During Construction 
Troubleshooting and resolving construction issues while the project is being constructed using Dispute Boards (DB) is a smart strategy to control project costs while assisting in creating happy teams. Disputes and claims have been a part of construction projects for eternity and drag out the project well after the completion of the construction, tying up valuable resources and adding costs. Traditional methods of conflict resolution are done at the end of the project, are adversarial and the legal and expert fees substantially impact overall project costs. DBs were created by the construction industry to be used for any project delivery method and to provide a less adversarial, cost effective and practical solution to resolve contract issues on construction projects. Defining project terms that include empaneling project neutrals to operate as a DB to visit the construction site while the project is being constructed and assist the parties in resolving issues and disputes “real time” focuses on eliminating claims that would linger at end of the project. Today, DB are an important aspect of Best Practices for project management on major projects world-wide. This panel will present a primer on the dispute board process, recommended contract terms and specifications, and present the best practices on how to use the process to bring your project in on time and on budget.

Presenter:
Elizabeth Tippin, Esq., FCIA, LEED AP, Construction Neutral, E Tippin Law & ADR

4:15 PM – 5:15 PM
Networking Happy Hour
Special Thanks to Our 2021 Silver Sponsor: Johnson Controls 
5:15 PM
Day 2 Concludes

Day 3: Friday, February 26, 2021
(all sessions times in EST)

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM 
Opening Plenary: State of the Market Post-COVID: Facility Planning From the Frontlines
In this plenary discussion our presenters, representing the UCSF Medical Center, Indiana University Health, Department of Public Works Los Angeles County and Clark Construction will share current practices and lessons learned so far in the pandemic. As part of this conversation, panelists will discuss their recent experiences, insights on post‐pandemic operational and capital strategies, and provide thoughts on some of the major budgetary and capital asset management challenges affecting facilities of all sizes at this time.

Moderator
Barbara Wagner, Executive Vice President, National Healthcare Sector, Clark Construction Group

Panelists
Hoda ElSokkary, Senior Project Manager, Los Angeles County of Public Works
James Pease, Executive Director, Design and Construction, UCSF Medical Center
Rod Randall, Senior Construction Manager, University of Utah Healthcare
Loretta Sherwood, Director of IPD, Indiana University Health

12:45 PM – 1:15 PM
Virtual Room 1: The Rubschlager Building Goes on ‘Controlled Pause’
Hear from the Ambulatory Transformation Core Team at Rush University Medical Center on navigating thru a pandemic during the construction of a cancer and neurosciences center. In the middle of construction on a $450M destination facility, project leadership was faced with many challenges and unknowns during a crisis in a major metropolitan urban core. While overcoming numerous obstacles this team deployed detailed options analysis to decelerate and extend momentum on an essential asset. Learn how this strategy worked and other lessons learned along the way.

Moderator:
Adam Keyzers, Project Director, Jacobs

Panelists:
Ray LaBrec, AVP, Facilities Management, Rush University Medical Center
Patty Nedved, AVP, Ambulatory Transformation, Rush University Medical Center
Tony Perry, VP, Ambulatory Transformation, Rush University Medical Center

12:45 PM – 1:15 PM
Virtual Room 2: Acuity Adaptability – Is it the New Normal? 
COVID-19 has challenged the traditional delivery of patient care as never before, spurring many healthcare organizations to seek a better, more flexible model for the future. This panel consisting of designers, engineers, and healthcare organization executives will take an in-depth look at the acuity adaptable model, a concept that has been discussed for many years as a way to assist in shortening length of stay, decreasing transfer costs, reducing medical errors, and ultimately improving the patient experience. The model is simple in theory: Comprehensive patient care in one room, from intake to discharge, regardless of the patient’s condition or acuity, unlike current care models. Creative, innovative ideas are needed more than ever to care for the critically ill given the significant human, operational and financial costs healthcare organizations are experiencing. This presentation provides varying perspectives and real-world experiences that offer insight on the acuity adaptable model and the future of care delivery.

Panelists:
Mike Zorich, Principal, National Director of Healthcare, IMEG Corp
Corey Gaarde, Associate Principal/Project Executive – Healthcare Information Technology Advisory Services, IMEG Corp
Luke Leyden, Assistant Director and Chief Architect, Capital Management, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Mark Gesinger, Principal, ZGF Architects, LLP
Erin Clark, RN, MS, EDAC, Healthcare Operations Specialist, ClarkRN, Inc

12:45 PM – 1:15 PM
Virtual Room 3:
P3s & Healthcare: What is Ailing the US
Join the panel for a discussion on P3s for Healthcare, why haven’t they taken off in the US and what it takes to get them going. Panelists will share an overview of the P3 structure, the merits and critical issues that should be addressed when looking at procuring with the P3 model for your large scale projects and how best to bring them to market.

Presenters:
Jensen Clarke, Director, Infrastructure Investments, Fengate
Darin M. Early, Managing Director, Gilbane Development Company
Claudio Andreetta, Director, Business Development, Public-Private Partnerships (P3), Johnson Controls
Rosemary Quinn, Vice President, Surety Bond Counsel, CNA Surety

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Virtual Room 1: Lean Construction and Collaboration from the Owner’s Perspective 
Lean Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) is becoming more prevalent across the country, especially in the healthcare market sector. This increase in IPD projects brings together many collaborative partners and the role of the Owner Project Manager (OPM) and/or Owner’s Representative becomes even more important. This presentation will confront the challenges faced by healthcare owner organizations and how these challenges are mitigated using lean tools and thinking. Examples of how lean project performance can maximize the use of capital funds for projects. The owner on the panel will discuss outcomes on projects they have completed with case studies and will explain their role and the challenges they have confronted as they attempt to evolve into a better project delivery method.

Presenters:
John Zachara, Vice President, Integrated Facilities Solutions, Inc.
James Pease, Executive Director – Design & Construction, UCSF

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Virtual Room 2: Where Are All the Patients Going?
Consumers demand care where they want it, when they want it, and at a cost they can afford. They choose Patients have reacted to the pandemic and its shut down of elective services, and the rise of virtual care very differently. They have different logical and emotional needs that provider organizations must address to bring them back into facilities for care. Right now, health systems have the once-in-a-generation opportunity to reinvent themselves as consumer-directed platform companies. Scot Latimer of Gensler and David Johnson of 4sight Health will discuss the forces of consumerism and how health systems should engage customers and increase their market relevance.

Presenters:
Scot Latimer, Principal, Global Health Sector Leader, Gensler
David W. Johnson, CEO, 4sight Health

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Virtual Room 3: Integrated Approaches to Building A Public Facility Microgrid 
Microgrids offer owners and managers an innovative and reliable solution to meet their essential, yet non-core “Utility Grid” needs, i.e. Energy (electric, thermal) plus Water Treatment & Distribution plus Wastewater Collection & Treatment. This extended presentation starts from first principles (what is a microgrid, components and configurations such as renewable and clean energy sources, energy storage systems (electric and thermal), delivery mechanism for power, thermal energy (steam, hot water, chilled water, even hot gas) and resiliency considerations. As part of this presentation we’ll then pivot to the principles of microgrid development including, but not limited to rapid concept ideation, rapid Economic analysis (CapEx, OpEx, cash flow analysis), risk identification and mitigations, contract development etc. We will also cover key FEL stage-gates from business assessment, through engineering through construction to Operations & Maintenance. An underlying objective is helping owners install microgrids quickly without or at least minimally impacting facility budgets and everyday operations. A review of lessons learned from the feasibility and design process through construction, startup and testing will be included in addition to the regulatory aspects to consider in a tactical implementation.

Panelists: 
Jamie Schnick, SR Electrical Engineer, OSHPD
Suresh Jambunathan, CEO, Enwadev 
 

2:15 PM – 2:45 PM
Virtual Room 1: Healthcare Resiliency
Our healthcare systems are faced with many challenges. Explore how climate change; regulatory change, and client demands are impacting the strategies around resiliency for these critical facilities. The presentation will focus on (4) threats; Wildfires, Floods/Hurricanes, Energy Independence; Cyber Security.

Presenters:
Emily Wasley, Practice Leader, Corporate Climate Risk, Adaption, and Resilience, WSP
Matthew Flannery, Vice President, Mechanical Department Head, WSP
David Kosterno, Vice President, WSP
Isaac Chen, Vice President, WSP

2:15 PM – 2:45 PM
Virtual Room 2: Sharp Hospice Homes: Delivering Compassionate Care
Hospice services are primarily provided in a patient’s home, assisted living facilities, nursing facilities and in hospitals. Beginning in 2001, Sharp added licensed hospice homes as another option for patients in need of 24/7 care. LakeView Home in La Mesa, ParkView Home in Del Cerro, and BonitaView Home in Bonita. The Hospice Homes are located in local neighborhoods and are designed to provide a personal and home like environment offering a place of safe refuge, expert medical, spiritual and emotional care by a dedicated team of health professionals including nurses, social workers, spiritual care, aides, homemakers, physicians and volunteers. The Homes offer private patient rooms, serene surroundings and gathering places for family and friends. The presentation will describe Sharp HospiceCare’s operational model for delivering compassionate care to vulnerable patients in a residential setting. It will go through the design and construction process for building the homes, and the unique setting created for the delivery of care.

Panelists:
Suzi Johnson, Vice President, Sharp Hospice and Palliative Care
Matthew Teichner, Sr. Project Manager, Facilities Management and Development, Sharp Healthcare

2:15 PM – 2:45 PM
Virtual Room 3: Solving the Puzzle: Ensuring an Effective Project Delivery Selection Process
No one project delivery method is right for every project. Whether a project is a new build or expansion, vertical or horizontal, hospital and healthcare project owners will want to utilize a robust project delivery method selection processes to ensure that it selects the right delivery method. In this session, our panelists will draw on their years of experience to discuss best practices for delivery method selection processes, including key factors to consider concerning the potential use of IPD and alternative delivery methods.

Moderator:
Gillian Schloss, Assistant Vice President, Project Delivery, Plenary

Panelists:
Jonathan Cogswell, AVP, Facilities Services & Engineering, Western Region, Northwell Health
Patrick Duke, Managing Director, CBRE | Healthcare
Denton Wilson, Vice President PDC, Atrium Health

2:45 PM – 3:00 PM
Networking Break / Virtual Expo Hall Tour / Digital 1 on 1s
Special Thanks to Our 2021 Diamond Sponsor: Plenary


3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Virtual Room 1: Making the Right Planning Decisions Early On
How can sponsors meaningfully evaluate the relevance and suitability of different delivery models in the context of individual projects? We address the importance of upfront scrutiny of project objectives, scale, complexity, design, capital intensity, and revenue risk. The panel will review key characteristics that determine the extent to which a project delivery structure can deliver additional value, based on analyzing and assessing project budgets and investment objectives; documents and agreements; permits and required approvals; project schedules; development team members and bidding and subcontractor selections.

Moderator:
Kaveh Badiei, Partner, Ralls Gruber & Niece LLP

Panelists:
Amy Kasnickas, Assistant Vice President, Project Delivery, Plenary
Matthew Teichner, Senior Project Manager, Facilities Management & Development, Sharp Healthcare
Mark Montgomery, Senior Vice President, WSP

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Virtual Room 2: The Building as a Therapeutic Tool: Creating a Children’s Treatment Center
This case study highlights the ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development and explores how the design caused the building itself to become a tool for therapy, learning, and teaching. The presenter will identify how the building enhanced therapy for children with physical and behavioral disabilities through the use of multisensory stimulation rooms, landscape, innovative approaches to learning, expression of play, achievement, and memory, as well as a “going to school” experience for children in the autism program. Ages of ErinoakKids range from newborn to 18 years, so it was critical that the design supported the wide range of patient needs and incorporated design principles that are child-friendly without being child-like. Other key points of focus include:

  • Examine how the building introduced innovative approaches to learning through integrated technology such as the use of multisensory engagement.
  • Measure the value of outdoor landscaping in the treatment of five different therapy typologies.
  • Transform daily routine and activity into a learning opportunity such as creative play and gross motor development through the use of climbing walls.
  • Expose key building elements to reveal inner components for educational value through the use of truth windows and interactive play.

Presenter:
Robert Hofmann, Principal, Hofmann PM Inc.

3:45 PM – 4:15PM
Closing Discussion: California’s OSHPD Model – What’s Working, What’s Not, and What Can Other States Copy in this Post-COVID World
For our closing session, we welcome members of the OSHPD staff, a representative from UCI Health, an architecture firm and an equipment supplier, who join us to share updates to the State of California’s unique planning and development office, emerging issues in this post-COVID healthcare delivery environment, and examples of innovation and efficiency that can be applicable across the country.

Panelists:
Tom Chessum, FAIA, Principal, CO ARCHITECTS
Brian Pratt, AIA, DBIA, LEED AP, Assistant Vice Chancellor and Campus Architect, Division of Finance and Administration, Design and Construction Services, University of California Irvine
Diana Navarro, Supervisor, Health Facilities Review, North Los Angeles, Facilities Development Division, Office of Statewide Planning and Development
Nanci Timmins, Chief Fire and Life Safety Officer, Facilities Development Division, Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development

4:15 PM – 5:15 PM
Networking Happy Hour
Special Thanks to Our 2021 Gold Sponsor: CPower

5:15 PM
Conference Concludes

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