Preliminary agenda as of 12.6.23.

Monday, Jan 29

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  1. 4:00 pm — 6:00 pm

    Conference Check-In | Exhibitor Move-In

    East Foyer

Tuesday, Jan 30

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  1. 7:00 am — 5:00 pm

    Check-In & Registration

    East Foyer
  2. 7:30 am — 8:30 am

    Networking Breakfast

    Expo Hall
  3. 8:30 am — 9:15 am

    Opening Keynote: Healthcare Project Delivery in the Future

    Grand Ballroom ABC
  4. 9:15 am — 10:15 am

    Opening Plenary: Exploring Project Delivery Models

    Grand Ballroom ABC

    This opening conversation will explore various procurement models and discuss the differences between structure types. Panelists will compare and contrast models (including Progressive Design-Build, P3, Lean, and IPD) and share their insight as how to select the best model to achieve the desired project outcome. 

  5. 10:15 am — 10:45 am

    Networking Break

    Expo Hall
  6. 10:45 am — 11:35 am

    The Time for Behavioral Health is NOW: A P3 Success Story – 450,000 SF Behavioral Health Wellness Village in Riverside County

    Alternative delivery methods in healthcare real estate development have the potential to dramatically impact where and how behavioral health services are developed. During this panel, we’ll demonstrate a validated approach to improving healthcare development delivery techniques using a P3 model for a 450,000 SF Behavioral Health Village in partnership with the County of Riverside. 

  7. 10:45 am — 11:35 am

    From Research to Real-World Impact: The Potential of Innovation District P3s and Healthcare

    Innovation Districts are hubs of research, development, and entrepreneurship that have emerged as powerful tools for tapping the intellectual and real property potential held by research universities.

    Learn how UC Davis and UC San Diego are utilizing P3 partnership structures to deliver a unique life-science and research innovation hubs that will feature state-of-the-art research facilities, modern office and mixed-use space, world-class amenities, and generate significant economic development for their regions. 

    This panel discussion will explore how P3s are being leveraged to develop Innovation Districts adjacent to academic medical centers. During this session, leaders from UC Davis, UC San Diego, Wexford Science and Technology, and KPMG will share their thoughts and experience on the potential for P3 structures to help accelerate, finance, and deliver milestone innovation projects at the intersection of healthcare and higher education – and highlight challenges and successes along the way.

  8. 11:40 am — 12:30 pm

    Healthcare Microgrids - To The Rescue

    The need for resilient healthcare facilities continues to be a hot topic. While Distributed Energy Resources (DER’s) have frequently been implemented at healthcare facilities (Photo Voltaics, Fuel Cells, Battery Storage Units), the concept of a healthcare microgrid with DER’s, common bus and controllers is still relatively new. This session will review existing and evolving codes for healthcare microgrids; and will explore the challenges and benefits the healthcare microgrid concept. We will also review two California projects that have built healthcare microgrids at their sites. The concept of Healthcare Microgrids as Emergency Energy Source will be discussed as well.

  9. 12:30 pm — 1:45 pm

    Networking Lunch

    Expo Hall
  10. 1:45 pm — 2:30 pm

    Implementing a Public-Private Partnership to Expand health Care Access in Underserved Communities

    Grand Ballroom ABC

    In 2020, Mayor Bowser and Universal Health Services Inc. (UHS) established a public-private partnership for the purpose of expanding high quality healthcare for District residents. The partnership will result in building the first new hospital and health system in 25 years - Cedar Hill Regional Medical Center, GW Health - serving some of the District’s most underserved communities. The panel will describe the challenges and successes of a public/private partnership as it relates to planning and collaboration, project management, oversight, financial structure, and lessons learned.

  11. 2:40 pm — 3:30 pm

    Managing Decarbonization & Quality Patient Care Simultaneously

    This panel will discuss campus decarbonization planning and sustainability goals, while maintaining attention to the patient experience. Flexible master planning of central utilities requires innovative approaches with the design & construction teams to balance infrastructure first cost with life cycle O&M costs while maintaining reliable patient care. This panel will compare and contrast MEP project delivery methodologies providing best value to each institution.

  12. 2:40 pm — 3:30 pm

    Designing Safer Facilities: Using Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) to Reduce Workplace Violence Risk in Healthcare

    This panel of diverse crime prevention experts consisting of a healthcare safety and security director, an architect, and a former healthcare security director now consultant will discuss how minor changes to the healthcare environment during project design phases using CPTED methodologies can have a significant impact on reducing workplace violence and other crimes. Using real world examples and case studies, they will illustrate how to inject security planning into the design process to create a safer environment.

  13. 3:30 pm — 4:00 pm

    Networking Break

    Expo Hall
  14. 4:00 pm — 5:00 pm


    Grand Ballroom ABC
  15. 5:00 pm — 6:30 pm

    Networking Reception

    Expo Hall

    Join us at this special evening networking receptions for all attendees. Enjoy drinks and light fare while meeting with exhibitors, speakers, and conference delegates. 

Wednesday, Jan 31

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  1. 7:00 am — 4:30 pm

    Check-In & Registration

    East Foyer
  2. 8:00 am — 9:00 am

    Networking Breakfast

    Expo Hall
  3. 9:00 am — 10:00 am

    Opening Plenary

    Grand Ballroom ABC
  4. 10:00 am — 11:00 am

    Help Me Decide: Do I Upgrade My Aging Bed Towers or Do I Replace?

    Healthcare Clients across the country are under increased pressure to address aging infrastructure, whether for compliance purposes, to facilitate new forms of healthcare delivery, or competitive forces.  The decision to upgrade existing facilities can often seem like the most cost-effective solution but replacement options can deliver first cost equivalents with long-term benefits.  This panel discussion comprising of Strategists, Planners and the Owner will share a 12-month Master Plan study for Marshfield Medical Center that explored the dual options in depth with surprising results.  

    Marshfield Clinic Health System is an integrated health system serving Wisconsin founded in 1916. As of 2022, the health system has 10 hospitals (including two in Marshfield) and 50-60 clinics throughout Wisconsin.  The flagship Marshfield Medical Center cares for patients from throughout central, northern and western Wisconsin.

  5. 11:00 am — 11:30 am

    Networking Break

    Expo Hall
  6. 11:30 am — 12:30 pm

    The Future of Behavioral Health Facilities is Innovative Architecture Design with IT and CPTED

    The future of behavioral health facilities will have innovative architectural designs focused on improving patient behavioral health status and safety through specific design elements, such as natural light, space layout, etc.; innovative information technology solutions including virtual reality, virtual sitters, and reactive lighting; and Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) and De-Escalation by Design strategies such as security cameras in lights, staff duress, and differentiating patient and staff spaces with color and texture. The presentation panel will include architects, healthcare system staff, Healthcare Information Technology and CPTED designers, and will discuss current strategies and where design and technology are headed.

  7. 11:30 am — 12:30 pm

    Aligning Outcomes: How the Public Sector can Support Creative Finance Structures

    A panel discussion that includes project owner. The Louisiana Public Facilities Authority (LPFA) Board of Trustees approved a resolution granting final approval to the Louisiana Children's Medical Center (LCMC) to issue bonds through the LPFA not exceeding $105,000,000 for the purpose of providing financing of capital expenditures for healthcare properties throughout the LCMC Health System. The Chairman of the LPFA along with the CFO of LCMC will highlight the tax-exempt financing structure in general, and with specificity how the projects incorporate resiliency and sustainability in new construction and renovation projects. A representative of E/Y will also participate to discuss finance structures in general. 

  8. 12:30 pm — 2:00 pm

    Networking Lunch

    Expo Hall
  9. 2:00 pm — 3:00 pm

    P3’s: Delivering Academic Medicine into the Community – Accelerating UChicago Medicine’s Network Strategy

    Today’s Academic Medical Centers continue to go through a period of real estate and delivery transformation. To achieve their vision and meet their business needs, they are initiating alternative delivery methods. By customizing the P3 delivery process around UChicago Medicine’s needs, PMB’s P3 partnership with UChicago Medicine delivered their most significant off-campus healthcare project with quality, speed, and efficiency. This panel will illustrate how PMB’s P3 delivery model enabled the UChicago Medicine to reduce project risk for a 131,000 SF Academic Medical Center and Micro-Hospital, ensure that the new facility will meet future healthcare demands of the community, and adhere to their business plan objectives. Our panel will include leaders from UChicago Medicine, PMB (Developer), Perkins + Will (Architect) and Walsh Construction (General Contractor). By adopting a P3 delivery model with PMB, The University of Chicago Medicine was able to evolve its programming and space needs, obtain the opportunity to purchase the building at flexible intervals that line up with its overall capital strategy, bond issuances, and future financial budgets as well as optimize the real estate for future expansion. The 131,000 SF multispecialty care center and micro-hospital in Northwest Indiana will be the academic health system's largest off-site facility and its first freestanding building in Indiana. The purpose of the project is to offer Northwest Indiana high-quality academic medicine through a more accessible and convenient offering. 

  10. 3:10 pm — 4:00 pm

    Evolution of Critical Identification of Projects under $10 million

    The session will focus on unique challenges projects under $10 million face, along with how teams have overcome them, along with planning for shutdowns (electrically and mechanically). The team will include engagement from the owner HonorHealth and engineers and contractors for different perspectives and roles in the projects.

  11. 3:10 pm — 4:00 pm

    Navigating the Unknowns - Progressive Design-Build in Existing Healthcare Facilities

    A growing number of Healthcare Systems across the US are adopting Progressive Design-Build (PDB) as a mechanism for improving project outcomes, including for small- to mid-scale renovations within their existing facilities.  In many ways, PDB is optimal for these complex, design-sensitive, phasing-intensive projects. In other ways, the challenges inherent to existing healthcare renovations are antithetical to Design-Build best practices: benchmark-resistant project scopes, healthcare teams new to Design-Build, prescriptive facility standards, and ever-changing program needs.  This intrinsic tension promotes a sense of grit and tenacity around the core tenants of design-build.

    As design-builders with a breadth of experience at this scale in facilities across their region, panelists will share strategies for success, lessons-learned and potential pitfalls for Owners, Designers, GC's and trade partners navigating this expanding landscape within our industry.

  12. 4:00 pm — 4:30 pm

    Closing Conversation

    Grand Ballroom ABC

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