February 23 - 24, 2016
DoubleTree by Hilton Los Angeles Downtown

Main Conference: Day Two

08:00 - 09:00 Registration & Networking Breakfast

09:00 - 09:15 Chairperson’s Recap

Each hospital and healthcare provider is looking at the rising importance and emphasis on population health and each has taken a different approach. St. Mary Medical Center, part of the St. Joseph Health System, has lived its mission and has focused on community health and wellness for many years – not just as a healthcare provider – but as a force in improving the daily lives of its community through partnerships with other non-profits and city and county agencies. Efforts have ranged from bike lanes to better food sources -- health education to homeless outreach.

St. Mary Medical Center is embarking on an exciting new endeavor to create an Oasis in the high desert. It is intended to be a place of health and wellness for body, mind, and spirit. It is a place for healthy food and eating; education, including health education; wellness activities; cultural activities; and complimentary retail for the population St. Mary’s serves.

In this session, we will explore:

  • What improves community health?
  • How does a healthcare provider align its mission with its community?
  • How do sustainability considerations play a role in serving a community?


Alan Garrett

President & Chief Executive Officer
St. Mary Medical Center



Principal - Healthcare Global Practice Leader
Perkins + Will

10:30 - 11:00 Morning Networking Break

Infection Prevention continues to be a vital factor in the design and implementation of capital construction projects within hospital facilities. Mounting pressures from the Affordable Care Act performance reimbursement penalties, increased exposure to litigation and emphasis from the Joint Commission on infection control protocol is reason enough to re-examine current processes to ensure that necessary measures are being taken to protect patients, visitors and staff from exposure to hospital facility borne pathogens.

In this session, we will examine:

  • The science of pathogens and how they are transmitted in the built environment
  • The economic impact of hospital acquired infections
  • Regulatory pressures, including ACA, Joint Commission and FGI Guidelines
  • Industry practices used for Pre-Construction Risk Assessment and Infection Control Risk Assessment

John Wilson, AIA, CHFM

Director, Planning Design & Construction,
Parkland Hospital


Marlene Linders, RN, MS, AIA

President & CEO/Executive Director
Philders Group International, Inc./The Linders Health Institute

11:45 - 12:30 Leveraging ID/IQ Contracts to Maximize Efficiency

Jeff Simcik, AIA - Principal, VA Architects, Inc.
The ever-changing environment that surrounds healthcare facilities can present many challenges and result in a constant cycle of design and construction that can tax even the most adept facility director. By utilizing indefinite delivery type contracts (ID/IQ, MATOC, On Call) healthcare providers can maintain the flexibility to react to these changes, address facility upgrades, and utilize design professionals as an extension of their staff, thus proactively keeping ahead of the curve in addressing facility improvements resulting in not only savings of time and money but improved efficiency.

In this session we will discuss:

  • ID/IQ process
  • How to fully utilize the design professional community
  • Multi-faceted benefits of the process
  • Real-world examples of how it has worked for Healthcare Providers


Jeff Simcik, AIA

VA Architects, Inc.

12:30 - 13:30 Networking Lunch Break

13:30 - 14:30 PANEL DISCUSSION: Design Facilities That Maximize Technological Interoperability

Christine Chadwick, LEAN - Senior Vice President, Americas Healthcare Sector Lead, Strategic Consultin, AECOM
As the world has quickly developed, our society has evolved into a technologically advanced global network, whereas keeping up with the ever-evolving platforms, applications, and uses of said technologies have proven to be imperative to all businesses. However, in respect to the healthcare industry, perhaps even more so---as doing so has enabled advancements in patients’ overall quality of care and longevity.
When healthcare facilities are designed with interoperability at top of mind, clinicians and administrative staff are able to provide the very best care to their patients.

Attend this session to learn more about:

  • How to design spaces that maximize the interoperability of medical devices based upon clinicians’ and patients’ needs
  • Innovative technologies such as: mobile medical work stations, admissions’ kiosks, robotics, and more if feasible
  • New technologies currently being utilized around the globe and how to plan and design, and/or re-design your facility to be able to apply said technologies to your future capital planning initiatives

Christine Chadwick, LEAN

Senior Vice President, Americas Healthcare Sector Lead, Strategic Consultin

14:30 - 15:15 Effectively Applying LEAN to Increase ROI---revised abstract soon to come!

Jeff Stouffer, AIA, ACHA, - Executive Vice President, Health Group Director, HKS Architects
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has greatly changed the healthcare landscape and how projects are planned and built, whereas healthcare systems have had to redefine “doing more with less”---and successfully implement LEAN design practices into their projects so to be competitive.

In this session will examine a hospitals’ journey to accomplish this challenging objective and the pitfalls, successes, and failures along the way.

Jeff Stouffer, AIA, ACHA,

Executive Vice President, Health Group Director
HKS Architects

15:15 - 15:45 Afternoon Networking Break

Due to the shift in delivery of care whereas healthcare systems have been strongly encouraged to increase patient care to off-site ambulatory care centers versus within their main campus’, Owners and designers need to know what’s possible on a logistical and design level---as urgent and emergency care services are channelled to off-campus ambulatory care centers.
For these new facilities; efficiency, connectivity, and interoperability must be top of mind to the overall Master Plan.

In this session, we will explore:

  • Design plans that maximize small spaces’ square footage
  • Creating transformable spaces for multi-purpose needs
  • Designing effective clinician’s mobile work stations---and maximize data connectivity and interoperability
  • Innovative off-site ambulatory care centers located in the U.S. and abroad--- and how these extraordinary designs might be applied to your projects

Christopher Upton, AIA, FAAMA, LEED AP, EDAC

Project Manager
University of Texas System, Office of Facilities Planning & Construction - Austin-Region, Dell Medical School

In this session, design and capital planning executives from several West Coast healthcare networks will dicuss what keeps them up at night, and how western health systems are steering capital investments.
Later in the hour, the session will turn into a lively Q&A session---with audience members asking the Owners follow up questions and speakers and audience members sharing their thoughts in an open dialogue format.

In this session, we will examine:

  • Design strategies for seismic regulatory compliance---in particular, recent revisions to CA’s SB 1953 bill
  • Sustainability---mandates and healthy communities
  • Integrated care team model strategies and benefits
  • Operationally-driven design strategies challenging what we do today to maximize ROI and provide more capacity in the system
  • Industry trends, perspectives, and lessons learned

Doug Nelson

Executive Director of Development & Construction,
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland


Sandra Shield Tkacz, AIA, ACHA, EDAC

Healthcare Regional Director, Vice President
HDR Architecture


Jeff Fyffe

Senior Vice President
Healthcare PDS, JLL

17:15 - 17:30 End of Conference